The Seattle Mariners have a number of gamers enjoying for his or her nations within the World Baseball Basic, together with some prospects. That listing is headlined by prime catching prospect Harry Ford who’s enjoying for Nice Britain. He’ll get an opportunity to compete towards the extremely touted United States staff this Saturday, March 11.
The previous first spherical draft alternative by the Mariners shall be joined by Mariners minor league coach Brad Marcelino on the Nice Britain staff. Marcelino is the hitting coach for each Nice Britain and the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
Enjoying for staff Nice Britain provides Ford’s father nice satisfaction, and he shared his sentiments and what it means to him to have his son play for Nice Britain with MLB Pipeline.
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— FOX Sports activities: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 10, 2023
Different Mariners prospects within the World Baseball Basic are Milkar Perez and Jose Caballero. Perez is enjoying for Nicaragua and Caballero is enjoying for Panama.
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One of many hottest gamers up to now this faculty baseball season has been Wake Forest third baseman Brock Wilken. His stats are outrageous, as he’s slashing .389/.493/1.037 by his first 14 video games. He has been completely raking this 12 months, and already has 11 house runs.
Did Brock Wilken hit a homerun this weekend?
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— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleMiLB) March 5, 2023
The team at Prospects Live praised his large uncooked energy, saying “His uncooked energy is prodigious, and his batting observe shows steadily comprise balls hit arduous in a means that nobody else on the sector can replicate.” Additionally they suppose he can stick at third base long run due to his large arm. “At third base, Wilken has strong sufficient arms and reacts effectively to batted balls, however isn’t very rangy attributable to beneath common foot pace. The massive plus here’s a rocket arm, and that helps mitigate skepticism about him sticking at third as a professional.”
The Mariners shouldn’t have a ton of skilled gamers of their higher minor league system, so including a university hitter who has had large time success on the faculty degree would definitely be a lift to the system. With three first spherical picks to play with, Wilken definitely could also be an possibility.
Joe Doyle shared his present predictions for who the Mariners could choose with their first 4 draft picks this summer season on the Over-Slot podcast.
Mariners Prospects within the Information
The staff over at MLB Pipeline lastly got here out with their prime 30 listing for the Seattle Mariners prospects rankings, they usually led off their listing with Nice Britain’s Harry Ford.
Jonathan Mayo of MLB Pipeline was on with Bump and Stacy on Seattle Sports to speak in regards to the MLB Pipeline rankings.
MLB.com wrote a couple of Mariners righty who has impressed this spring on the mound.
Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He additionally works within the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse through the baseball season.