The Mariners' roster is full of standouts in the 2024 Spring Breakout Showcase

For the first-ever Spring Breakout showcase, the Seattle Mariners are fielding an impressive roster of young talent
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In an effort to better highlight up-and-coming talent in the sport, MLB is hosting the Spring Breakout, a four-day showcase that will pit the best of each team's farm system against each other. These top-tier minor league squads will play on the same field and on the same day as their minor league counterparts.

The Mariners have a menacing lineup, containing three MLB top 100 prospects in Harry Ford, Cole Young, and Colt Emerson. They are bringing all of their top-10 prospects and many of their top-30 guys to face the San Diego Padres on Friday, March 15. Aside from the prospects who are already household names, who in particular should fans have their eyes on?

The Mariners have an impressive Spring Breakout Roster

Tyler Locklear - 1B/3B/DH

Tyler Locklear is the #8 ranked prospect in the system and is a corner infielder, although he spent all of 2023 at first base. He was excellent in High A last year, posting a .971 OPS over 275 plate appearances, and followed up with an .888 OPS over 94 plate appearances in the Arizona Fall League.

He's stayed consistent throughout Spring Training and has slashed .333/.391/.476 over his 23 plate appearances thus far. With an estimated debut of 2024, he could be called up in the event of a continued Ty France regression so his ability to perform against higher-level pitching will be a key indicator for next year.

Ryan Bliss - 2B/SS

Ryan Bliss came over from the Diamondbacks in the trade that sent Paul Sewald to Arizona and is a top prospect for a reason. He posted a .902 OPS across 612 plate appearances in Double-A and Triple-A while hitting 23 home runs and 34 doubles. He's been okay thus far in spring training, slashing .304/.360/.348 over 25 plate appearances, but his value as a middle infielder can't be understated. While the Mariners already have a great shortstop/second-base combo in J.P. Crawford and Jorge Polanco, Bliss's availability might be key to compensating for Polanco's recent injury struggles.

On the pitching side, none of the names on the Breakout roster have seen a ton of playing time in Spring Training thus far but Michael Morales is the highest ranked pitching prospect with the closest ETA. He's the Mariners' 13th-ranked prospect with an estimated debut in 2025 and has spent the past two seasons in Single-A. Over the 101 ⅓ innings he pitched with the Modesto Nuts in 2023, he pitched to a 4.53 ERA and 1.30 WHIP with 106 strikeouts. He's made significant improvements year over year and at just 21 years old, there's plenty of time for him to keep getting better.

Some of these names you will be plenty familiar with. Harry Ford, Cole Young, Colt Emerson, Felnin Celesten, Lazaro Montes, Jonny Farmelo, and Tai Peete, if not even more of them. The cumulative roster is as follows:


  • Michael Morales, RHP
  • Jeter Martinez, RHP
  • Logan Evans, RHP
  • Brody Hopkins, RHP
  • Walter Ford, RHP
  • Troy Taylor, RHP
  • Peyton Alford, LHP
  • Juan Burgos, RHP
  • Ty Cummings, RHP


  • Harry Ford, C
  • Matt Scheffler, C


  • Cole Young, SS/2B
  • Colt Emerson, SS/2B
  • Felnin Celesten, SS
  • Tai Peete, SS
  • Tyler Locklear, 1B
  • Michael Arroyo, SS
  • Ryan Bliss, 2B/SS
  • Ben Williamson, 3B
  • Luis Suisbel, 1B/3B
  • Hogan Windish, INF


  • Lazaro Montes, OF
  • Jonny Farmelo, OF
  • Jonatan Clase, OF
  • Aidan Smith, OF
  • Alberto Rodriguez, OF
  • Spencer Packard, OF