The Seattle Mariners have had a number of vibrant spots and optimistic developments this Spring Coaching in Peoria, Arizona. They haven’t had too many important accidents, their gamers who performed within the World Baseball Basic returned wholesome, and a number of prospects have shined in Spring Coaching video games.
Daniel Kramer of MLB.com wrote in regards to the Mariners Spring Coaching as an entire, and highlighted a few of the finest developments he noticed from minor league gamers. He named a trio of right-handed pitchers, Bryce Miller, Emerson Hancock, and Bryan Woo as those that confirmed optimistic indicators of issues to return for the organizations pitching.
Mariners Basic Supervisor Justin Hollander was on the radio with Seattle Sports on 710 and mentioned that he believes their pitching group as an entire is best than some assume. He mentioned that he’s, “Actually, actually proud of our depth.” when speaking in regards to the Mariners pitching employees.
Corey Brock over at The Athletic wrote a bit about how Cooper Hummel has been doubted time and time once more, but retains proving the doubters fallacious. He acquired simply over 200 plate appearances on the large league stage with Arizona final yr, and has been performing nicely in Spring Coaching video games for the M’s.
Final however not least, Harry Ford has been impressing on and off the field, as Daniel Kramer writes. He carried out nice for Nice Britain within the World Baseball Basic, and have become a way more well-known prospect all over the world.
Mariners Draft Highlight
One of many extra intriguing gamers for the Mariners within the upcoming draft is Virginia catcher Kyle Teel. Prospects Live ranks him as their 22nd best prospect in the 2023 draft class. They reward his offensive capability, saying, “Teel is an expert hitter with excessive contact charges and he actually avoids punch outs. He’s nonetheless studying and maturing into the slugger he’ll finally be, creating a profile on the plate.”
Joe Doyle has been praising Teel to date this season, and even spoke about him on his MLB Draft podcast Over-Slot. He’s having a monster season on the plate for Virginia. The lefty hitter who swings equally to former Mariner third baseman Kyle Seager is slashing .457/.527/.728 with 5 house runs in slightly below 100 plate appearances. He additionally has walked greater than he has struck out, which can catch the eyes of the Mariners entrance workplace.
The perfect half about Teel is his offensive potential. There are doubts that he can stick at catcher for the lengthy haul and assume that he might want to transfer to a distinct place. The nice factor is that he’s athletic and shouldn’t have an issue if he has to vary place. Nonetheless, he has not been a nasty defender behind the plate this season, and has thrown out loads of base runners.
There’s a purpose 8 of 11 would-be base stealers have been gunned down by @UVABaseball C Kyle Teel this season.
Make that 9 of 12.
Catch, switch, quick-release & correct rifle-shot. All completed in ~1.95 pop.
1st rounder. pic.twitter.com/YMo48179pB
— Faculty Baseball 365 (@CollegeBSB365) March 24, 2023
Countdown to Minor League Opening Day
Opening day for the Seattle Mariners is arising subsequent week on Thursday, March 30. That isn’t the one Opening Day to rely all the way down to nevertheless. The Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers kick off their season the following day on Friday, March 31 in Oklahoma Metropolis towards the OKC Dodgers. The opposite associates get began on April 6 and April 7 the next week.
Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He additionally works within the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse in the course of the baseball season.