Seattle adds Top 20 prospect

To wrap up the winter season conferences the Rule 5 Draft is held and teams can decide on players who have been in the insignificant leagues for a certain quantity of time and have but to be additional to the 40 gentleman roster. This calendar year the Mariners produced one assortment in the Significant League part of the Rule 5 Draft by deciding upon Chris Clarke, a right-handed pitcher from the Chicago Cubs business.

He was drafted by the Cubs in the fourth spherical in 2019, and worked his way up to Double-A previous period. The 6-foot-7 righty was each a starter and a reliever past season, starting off 21 game titles and coming out of the bullpen in 5. He pitched 120.1 innings, struck out 110 and walked 25.

The Mariners will have to retain Clarke on the MLB roster or the Hurt Record the entire time or offer him again to the Cubs corporation. He will most likely be in the bullpen combine this spring coaching.

Clarke will debut in Jason A. Churchill’s prospect rankings at No. 20.

Insignificant League Rule 5 Options

In the slight league part of the Rule 5 Draft, the Mariners can select players to hold them in their minimal league technique. The first participant they picked was Frankie Tostado from the Giants organization. He was drafted in the 19th spherical of the 2017 draft and has been at the Double-A level the very last two seasons. The lefty performed 67 game titles at initial base and five games a piece at very first base and selected hitter. The 6-foot-2 California indigenous slashed .284/.330/.459 in his 77 games last year, and will enjoy the 2023 time for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

The Mariners also chosen Logan Warmoth from the Blue Jays group. He played all over the industry previous year, enjoying the two center infield positions and all three outfield places. The 27-yr-outdated righty slashed .229/.325/.375. He will also enjoy this period at Triple-A Tacoma.

Rule 5 losses

The Mariners also dropped 3 players in the minimal league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. They are not prime prospects nevertheless. They dropped remaining-handed-pitchers Max Roberts and Jose Aquino to the Astros and Cubs respectively. They also dropped infielder Riley Unroe to the Angels who the Mariners had just signed to a insignificant league deal. They will participate in the 2023 period in the minors for the teams that picked them.

Mariners Small League Free of charge Agent Signings

The Mariners signed two pitchers to minor league contracts recently. The 1st was lefty Blake Weiman who used the next fifty percent of previous season with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers right after currently being released by the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A group. For the Travelers he pitched 27 innings and experienced a 2.67 Era, struck out 26 and walked 3. He must have impressed the M’s more than enough in his short time with the corporation to retain him for 2023.

The other pitcher the Mariners reportedly signed to a insignificant league agreement is enthusiast favored Casey Sadler. The righty experienced a pretty great 2021 year for Seattle, but then he experienced an arm personal injury that stored him sidelined for the entirety of the 2022 year. He will have a probability to make the massive league crew out of spring training, but if he doesn’t or isn’t pretty balanced still, he could go to Triple-A Tacoma and be depth for the period.



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Curtis Christianson

Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director at Concordia Christian Academy. He also will work in the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse for the duration of the baseball season.

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