OF Jonatan Clase
Jonatan Clase is emerging as a possible addition to the Mariners outfield in 2024. While the Mariners have made several additions to their outfield both during the 2023 season and this off-season, Clase could eventually make the big league club in 2024. Clase has been in the Mariners farm system since 2019. The Mariners took a chance on him by signing Clase as an international free agent at the age of 17. Last season, Clase made the MLB Futures team, and was a member of the American League squad.
During his time in the Mariners farm system, Clase has been well known for his speed and his ability steal bases. Last year he had a total of 72 stolen bases while playing for the Everett Aquasox and Arkansas Travelers. After making a big impact in High-A Everett with a .333/.453/.701 slash line, his numbers tapered off in AA Arkansas, as his slash line was just .222/.331/.396. The next step in Clase's game will be for him to adjust to better pitching. However, his speed should carried him to where he wants to go in his career.
Making the big league roster out of Spring Training this year is going to be a tall task for Clase. Although, he is close to making the major league team. His speed should be on full display in Spring Training, as Clase hopes to make an impression on the Mariners coaches and front office. Regardless of what happens in Spring Training, Clase will be a Mariner in the not too distant future.