Dynasty: Seattle Mariners’ 2020 Preseason Top 50 Prospects

The Seattle Mariners finally decided to tear things down after the Robinson Cano/Nelson Cruz experiment didn’t end their playoff drought, which is officially old enough to vote.

GM Jerry DiPoto was extremely successful in rebuilding the farm system into one of baseball’s best through trades of Cano, Edwin Diaz, Jean Segura, and Edwin Encarnacion, and recent success in the draft.

Whether that eventually leads them back into the playoffs remains to be seen, but for now this system is ripe for the picking from a dynasty perspective. Here are the Top 50 names to keep in mind—some for shallower leagues and some for much, much deeper ones.

Note: These Top 50 lists are all done through a fantasy baseball-focused lens. Many players who are ranked higher or lower on other platforms will get a boost here. For example, players who profile as middle relievers or glove-first infielders likely won’t have much fantasy relevance, so they won’t be ranked as highly. 

 

1. OF Jarred Kelenic

 

Age: 20

Highest level: AA

The Mariners swindled the New York Mets in a major way last offseason, acquiring Jarred Kelenic along with two other prospects, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista, for Cano and Diaz.

Kelenic’s prospect stock was already high when the trade happened, but his 2019 season has seen him explode into one of the top-five hitting prospects in all of baseball and an absolute darling in dynasty formats.

Kelenic hit .291 with 23 home runs and 20 steals across three levels last year, and he looks like an instant fantasy contributor as soon as he makes his big league debut, which could be later in 2020 or early 2021.

ETA: 2021

 

2. OF Julio Rodriguez

 

Age: 18

Highest Level: A+

Julio Rodriguez, like Kelenic, exploded on to the prospect scene in 2019. He slashed a spectacular .326/.390/.540 with 12 home runs in 398 at-bats last year, split between Single-A and High-A. Rodriguez is all upside, and while there’s certainly some risk, if he develops the power stroke that most expect him to, he will have All-Star-caliber talent.

His value in dynasty leagues is really high, but if you are into taking risks, he could easily outperform expectations.

ETA: Late 2021

 

3. RHP Logan Gilbert

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: AA

Pitching prospects are scary, and young-ish pitching prospects are always at a high risk to bust, but Logan Gilbert sure seems like a solid bet to be a top-of-the-rotation arm. He dominated at every stop in 2019, ending the season with a 2.13 ERA and a 163/33 K/BB ratio. His fastball has the potential to be elite, and all of his secondaries have 50 grades attached to them, with 50-grade control as well.

If all works out, he’s a top-of-the-rotation stud and can anchor a dynasty team rotation for years to come.

ETA: Late 2020

 

4. 1B Evan White

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: AA

The Mariners made it clear just how much they value first baseman Evan White, signing him to a six-year, $24 million extension before he ever played a big league (or Triple-A) game. It’s not hard to see why, though, after he slashed .293/.350/.488 with 18 home runs in 400 plate appearances last year at Double-A.

The narrative surrounding White is that he doesn’t have the power to stick at first base long term, but his swing plane and results last year indicate he could easily be a 20- 25 home run threat. If he continues to post high averages and solid OBP numbers, he’s easily a fantasy-relevant player and one who should be high on dynasty target lists.

The Mariners wouldn’t give him guaranteed money if they weren’t ready for him to contribute right away, so don’t be surprised to see him in the big leagues in 2020—potentially sooner rather than later.

ETA: 2020

 

5. RHP Justin Dunn

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: MLB

Justin Dunn‘s big league debut did not go as planned, as he walked five in just 0.2 innings, but the big right-hander looked solid in Double-A and was good in his other three big league appearances. All signs point to him getting a spot in Seattle’s rotation to start the 2020 season.

Dunn has a heavy fastball and a tight, hard slider that grades as plus. He’s developing his changeup and his curveball, but if those reach their potential, he could easily reach his ceiling as a No. 3 starter, and could get there as soon as next season. He’s a very solid dynasty option and worth a look in deep redraft leagues as well, assuming he wins a rotation spot out of camp.

ETA: 2020

 

6. C Cal Raleigh

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: AA

I’m probably the high man on Cal Raleigh here, and considering what happened the last time the Mariners had a power-hitting catcher with strikeout issues (Mike Zunino), I can see the cause for concern.

However, Zunino was rushed to the majors far too quickly, a path the team has clearly learned from. Raleigh had barely begun his first stint at Double-A when he crossed the amount of plate appearances Zunino had in the minors when he made his big league debut.

Raleigh blasted 29 home runs with 82 RBI last year, and his good defensive instincts make him a near-lock to stay behind the plate. He has 30+ home run potential if he gets a regular starting gig, but those strikeout issues will seriously limit his contributions elsewhere.

Catcher is a risky spot in dynasty formats, but Raleigh is one of the few I’m high on—even if he comes with his baggage.

ETA: Late 2020

 

7. RHP George Kirby

 

Age: 21

Highest Level: A-

Seattle went with a high-octane right-hander from a lesser known school in the first round two years in a row. The early success of Gilbert must have helped persuade the club to go with George Kirby—although a quick look at his arsenal and it’s clear Seattle didn’t need much other persuasion.

Kirby is well-built and armed with a fastball that sits in the low 90s but reaches 98 mph at times. He has a complete four-pitch arsenal, with his two breaking balls ahead of his changeup at least for now.

In nine starts at short-season, Kirby posted a 25/0(!) K/BB ratio, and while that’s entirely too small of a sample size, it’s not hard to see the appeal. Worst case is a dynamic late-inning reliever; best case is a front-line starter, making him one of the safer starting pitchers to target later in dynasty or prospect-only drafts.

ETA: 2022

 

8. SS Noelvi Marte

 

Age: 18

Highest Level: R

Noelvi Marte only has 299 professional plate appearances under his belt, all in rookie ball, but his prospect stock has catapulted recently thanks to his stellar line at that level: .309/.371/.511 with nine home runs and 17 stolen bases.

Marte has been tagged with 80-grade speed by some scouts, and the power is still continuing to develop (as it is for all teenagers), but there’s a real 20/30 threat here if everything comes together. Concerns about his hit tool are still around, and he’ll need to prove he can maintain good plate discipline against superior competition, but for now he’s a toolsy middle infield prospect to keep on the radar.

ETA: 2023

 

9. OF Jake Fraley

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: MLB

I was pretty down on Jake Fraley after his disastrous stint with Seattle last year (.150/.171/.150 with a 34.1% strikeout rate), but it was across a tiny sample of just 41 plate appearances, and the rest of his numbers in the minor leagues were extremely solid.

Split between Double-A and Triple-A, Fraley hit 19 home runs, swiped 22 bases and slashed a tidy .298/.365/.545, doing most of his damage at the lower level. Still, he has the tools to be a high-OBP leadoff hitter with plus speed on the bases, and that burgeoning power gives him a realistic shot at 20/20-type seasons. That, plus a .280 average and a .360 OBP, would make him a very solid fantasy asset and one worth pursuing in dynasty formats.

ETA: 2020

 

10. OF Kyle Lewis

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: MLB

Mariners fans were going through some serious prospect fatigue with Kyle Lewis, a former top prospect whose career seemed to be permanently derailed by a knee injury.

However, even after striking out far too often in Double-A (29.4%), the 2016 first-round pick got recalled to the big leagues and put on an absolute show, blasting four home runs in his first week and hitting six total in just 18 games. That came with an adequate .268 average but horrible plate discipline numbers, including a 4.0% walk rate and a 34.7% strikeout rate.

Lewis will likely start 2020 in the minors again, but he’s a power bat worth checking in on, even if the previous knee injury robbed him of his speed and killed a lot of his potential fantasy value.

ETA: 2020

 

11. LHP Justus Sheffield

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: MLB

It’s hard for me to remember sometimes that Justus Sheffield is only 23 years old, since he’s already on his third team and has seemingly been around forever. But that’s part of what makes me far less concerned about his admittedly disastrous 2019 campaign that saw him post a 5.50 ERA in 36 big league innings and a 6.87 ERA in 55 Triple-A innings, before dominating Double-A.

Sheffield has always been more of a high-floor prospect, likely topping out as a solid No. 3 starter, but it doesn’t feel like he’s that far away from reaching that, and he has enough strikeout potential to be solidly fantasy relevant for years to come. I’m not confident it will happen in 2020, but he should get every opportunity to start the season in Seattle’s rotation, so keep an eye on him.

ETA: 2020

 

12. 3B Joe Rizzo

 

Age: 21

Highest Level: A+

Joe Rizzo has always had a strong hit tool, but a lack of size and limited power has hurt his stock. He hit a career-high 10 home runs with 30 doubles and three triples last year at High-A, while also slashing .295/.354/.423. He’s a lock to stick at third base, and while he may never be a big time slugger, his advanced feel at the plate should make him a solid big league regular.

ETA: Late 2021

 

13. RHP Ljay Newsome

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: AAA

I’m not nearly as high on Ljay Newsome as many other prospect hounds are. His gaudy strikeout-to-walk numbers are what most are hanging their hats on, and while a 169/17 ratio is obviously extraordinary, it’s really the only thing he has going for him. He posted a pedestrian 6.47 K/9 in 48 Double-A innings last year, and scouting reports have him in the low 90s with his fastball.

He has a nice slider and elite control, but a lack of a changeup scares me, and I think that limits him to a high-control No. 5 starter. I’d rather chase more upside picks in dynasty.

ETA: 2020

 

14. 2B Tim Lopes

 

Age: 25

Highest Level: MLB

You basically cannot get any closer to not being a prospect anymore than Tim Lopes, who has 128 major league plate appearances—two away from losing his prospect status.

I’m probably unreasonably high on Lopes, who for most of his career has been considered a non-prospect. However, he looked very solid in his 128 big league plate appearances, slashing .270/.359/.360 with one home run, six steals and a stellar 11.7% walk rate.

He was even better in Triple-A, hitting 10 home runs, swiping 26 bases and slashing .302/.362/.476. Lopes will get a chance to be Seattle’s utility infielder and could carve out a starting role, depending how things shake out this offseason. In deeper leagues and AL-only formats, the stolen base potential makes him worth a look—as well as in deeper dynasty leagues.

ETA: 2020

 

15. RHP Isaiah Campbell

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: N/A

Seattle used its second-round pick in 2019 on Arkansas right-hander Isaiah Campbell, but he has yet to pitch professionally after a grueling college season. Campbell has a plus fastball and a nice slider, and has already scrapped his changeup for a splitter that scouts think could give him a solid third offering.

I still see plenty of bullpen risk here, but without having seen him pitch professionally, it’s hard to say. He could easily move up on this list if his command and pitch mix play up in 2020.

ETA: 2022

 

16. OF Dom Thompson-Williams

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: AA

Dom Thompson-Williams followed up his stellar 2018 season in the Yankees system with a bit of a dud in his first year with Seattle after coming over in the James Paxton trade. DTW still hit 12 home runs and swiped 15 bases, all at Double-A, but he hit just .234/.298/.391 with an ugly 31.7% strikeout rate.

His power/speed combo is what makes him an appealing dynasty target, but unless those strikeouts come down he may be a career fourth outfielder, which kills his value. Expect him to debut at some point in 2020.

ETA: Late 2020

 

17. RHP Juan Then

 

Age: 19

Highest Level: A

The Mariners shipped Juan Then to the Yankees a few years ago, and then (sorry) they reacquired him in the Encarnacion trade last summer. Then is a projectable teenage arm with excellent command and a solid fastball/changeup combo, with a curveball that many scouts believe will be plus as well.

He’s never going to be a huge strikeout guy, which caps his potential, but Then could be a nice dynasty piece to stash to see if he reaches that potential as a mid-rotation arm.

ETA: 2022

 

18. RHP Sam Carlson

 

Age: 21

Highest Level: R

I’m lower on Sam Carlson than most simply because injuries have ravaged his career already, and he’s now a 21-year-old high school draft pick who has thrown three professional innings.

There’s a lot to like about his profile, with a 6’4″ frame, a fastball that touches 97 mph and a slider and changeup that scouts both believe could be plus offerings, but until I see him healthy over a full season, I won’t invest much and advise that you don’t either.

ETA: 2022

 

19. 3B Austin Shenton

 

Age: 21

Highest Level: A

Austin Shenton was the Mariners’ fifth-round pick in 2019, and he blasted seven home runs with a .298 average in 198 at-bats split between short-season and A-ball in his first taste of pro ball.

An undersized third base prospect with a hit tool that projects higher than his power, Shenton is similar to Rizzo, although his glove work is more questionable and he has yet to prove himself beyond a few hundred at-bats. Still, if he proves he can tap into that power, he’ll shoot up this list.

ETA: 2022

 

20. 2B/SS Jose Caballero

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: A+

Jose Caballero came over the Mariners in the July trade of Mike Leakeand while his .256 average was, well, average, he did boast a nice 11.0% walk rate and a 13.8% strikeout rate in High-A.

Caballero’s calling card is his speed, having swiped 33 total bases in 2019 between three levels. He’ll need to prove he can hit enough to get on base at the big league level, but as a middle infielder with speed to burn he’s not the worst dynasty dart throw for those with the need for speed.

ETA: Late 2021

 

21. LHP Brandon Williamson

 

Age: 21

Highest Level: A-

The Mariners drafted Brandon Williamson as a very high-risk, high-reward left-hander in the second round of the 2019 draft. That’s what he is as a dynasty asset at this point as well. He’s flashed a mid-90s fastball with a plus slider and solid curve/change offerings, but he’s also seen his velocity dip and firmness on his secondaries disappear.

It’s hard to know what exactly the Mariners have in Williamson just yet, but he did post a nice 25/5 K/BB ratio in Low-A last year. If his command stays strong and his velocity ticks up, he’ll move up this list quickly.

ETA: 2021

 

22. 2B/SS Donnie Walton

 

Age: 25

Highest Level: MLB

Donnie Walton made his big league debut last season on the heels of a very strong campaign at Double-A, where he hit .300/.390/.427 with 11 home runs and 10 steals. He didn’t look great in his seven-game big league cameo, but all signs point to him developing into an above-average utility infielder capable of playing all across the diamond.

Walton has plus plate discipline and enough power/speed to have an impact in deeper fantasy leagues as a utility player, and could be worth a look if he ever steps into a starting role. It’s nothing special, but these players often have some fantasy relevance and are worth looking into in deep leagues.

ETA: 2020

 

23. LHP Brayan Perez

 

Age: 19

Highest Level: A-

Just 19 years old, Brayan Perez pitched well in a small cameo at short-season last year. The international signee has an advanced feel for pitching and plus command, but until his frame builds out, it is hard to project his velocity and pitch mix. He’s in the low 90s now, but if he adds muscle and maintains his command while getting into the mid-90s, he could be a stud.

It’s a waiting game with Perez, but he’s certainly not among the worst gambles you could make.

ETA: 2022

 

24. RHP Sam Delaplane

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: AA

How you feel about my Sam Delaplane ranking is entirely dependent on how you feel about ranking strictly relief pitcher in dynasty formats. Delaplane is among the best pure relief prospects out there, having posted an obscene 120/23 K/BB ratio with a 2.23 ERA (1.99 FIP) and a 0.84 WHIP split between High-A/Double-A.

There’s certainly enough here to imagine Delaplane as a future closer in Seattle, possibly as soon as 2021, but his fantasy value is virtually nonexistent unless he falls right into that role—which makes me hesitant. If you like gambling on RP-only prospects, Delaplane is your guy. If you’d rather pursue potential starters or hitters, I wouldn’t blame you.

ETA: 2021

 

25. 1B/OF Jose Marmolejos

 

Age: 26

Highest Level: AAA

The Mariners signed longtime Nationals farmhand Jose Marmolejos to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training this offseason, and it’s not hard to see why they’d give him a shot after he hit .315/.366/.545 with 16 home runs at Triple-A last year.

Marmolejos has always had solid power, and while T-Mobile Park won’t be the friendliest, he does have a chance to compete for regular at-bats in Seattle as soon as 2020.

ETA: 2020

 

26. RHP Art Warren

 

Age: 26

Highest Level: MLB

Another strictly relief pitching prospect, Art Warren had a very solid year in Double-A and failed to give up a run in 5.1 big league innings last year.

Warren’s command is a bit suspect, but the big right-hander has a 99 mph fastball and a wipeout curveball, and I could realistically see him competing for a spot in Seattle’s late-inning mix as soon as 2020.

ETA: 2020

 

27. OF Jonatan Clase

 

Age: 17

Highest Level: R

I’ll admit to not knowing a ton about Jonatan Clase, a 17-year-old who saw 286 plate appearances in rookie ball last year, but he slashed a very nice .300/.434/.444 with 31 stolen bases and a 17.8% walk rate. He has no power to speak of, but he’s a dart-throw stolen base prospect based on his age and speed so far.

ETA: 2023

 

28. OF Braden Bishop

 

Age: 26

Highest Level: MLB

As you can plainly see, I’m a lot lower on Braden Bishop than most. The UW product is a fan-favorite (and for good reason) but the power/speed combination that scouts love hasn’t shown up in the past few years. He has stolen just seven bases since 2017, with only 16 home runs. Injuries have played a factor, but Bishop looks far more like a defense-first fourth outfielder with limited offensive potential, which doesn’t excite me in fantasy formats.

Factor in his abhorrent .107/.153/.107 slash line in an admittedly small 60 plate appearances at the big leagues and I’m out on him for right now.

ETA: 2020

 

29. RHP Adam Hill

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: A

Adam Hill is a big right-hander with a solid fastball-changeup combo that the Mariners acquired for Omar Narvaez just before this article went live. He has command issues that he’ll need to work through, along with durability concerns, but he has the tools to be a solid mid-rotation arm if he can get through that.

ETA: 2021

30. SS Juan Querecuto

 

Age: 19

Highest Level: R

It was a forgettable year statistically for shortstop Juan Querecuto, whom the Mariners paid big money to sign as an international free agent in the 2017-18 signing period. In just 93 plate appearances, Querecuto only hit .203 with a nearly 38% strikeout rate and no home runs.

Known as a glove-first prospect, Querecuto needs to add muscle to his 6’2″ frame if he ever wants to hit at the big league level. If he does, his glove should allow him to start—making him a high-risk, high-reward dynasty target.

ETA: 2023

 

31. OF Keegan McGovern

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: A+

Keegan McGovern was a ninth-rounder in 2018, and he has blasted 27 home runs in 144 professional games. He’s posted good walk rates but poor strikeout rates, and will need to make more contact to become a power-hitting fourth outfielder.

ETA: 2021

 

32. RHP Joey Gerber

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: AA

Joey Gerber is another strictly relief-pitching prospect, but his 97 mph fastball with plus spin rate could be the best out of the bunch, and his slider is graded plus as well, making him a potential late-inning weapon.

His command is suspect and his delivery is funky, but last year’s results at Double-A (1.59 ERA, 30/7 K/BB ratio) could land him in the big leagues as soon as 2020.

ETA: Late 2020

 

33. OF Luis Liberato

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: AAA

Luis Liberato has flashed some power and some speed in his long career in Seattle’s farm system, and his time in High-A last year was pretty solid, with seven home runs, four steals and a .283/.360/.440 slash line. He has the tools to be a quality fourth outfielder, but it has taken him a long time to put it all together, and there’s some doubt he ever will.

ETA: 2021

 

34. RHP Wyatt Mills

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: AA

Wyatt Mills is a sidearming right-handed reliever with spin rate numbers through the roof, drawing tons of comparisons to longtime big league closer Steve Cishek. While that’s the best-case scenario, he likely settles in as a middle relief option against tough righties, limiting his fantasy value. He gets a slight nod over the plethora of other middle relief prospects the Mariners have because of his strong strikeout numbers, but don’t target him unless he’s closing.

ETA: Late 2020

 

35. 2B/SS Cesar Izturis Jr.

 

Age: 20

Highest Level: A

Cesar Izturis is a glove-first prospect, but he did swipe 14 bases between Low-A and A last year, while slashing a tidy .285/.362/.341 in Everett. I have my doubts that the bat will ever be enough for him to be more than a utility/Triple-A guy, but if it does, his speed will make him fantasy relevant.

ETA: 2023

 

36. LHP Ricardo Sanchez

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: AA

Ricardo Sanchez is on his third team, in part because organizations continue to be tantalized by his talent and frustrated with his lack of execution. At his best, Sanchez is a starting left-hander with three plus offerings and average control. However, he has been inconsistent with each of those pitches at times, causing many to abandon ship.

He’s still just 22, though, so for those willing to gamble on a turnaround—like the Mariners, who gave him a chance of scenery—he could pan out.

ETA: 2021

 

37. RHP Tim Elliott

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: A-

The Mariners made Tim Elliott, a right-hander out of Georgia, their fourth-round pick in 2019. He responded with an excellent campaign in short-season, posting a 3.86 ERA (3.16 FIP) with a 10.38 K/9. College arms are expected to dominate the lower levels of the minors, so we will see how the stuff plays up when he reaches the full-season leagues.

ETA: 2022

 

38. OF Cade Marlowe

 

Age: 22

Highest Level: A-

Cade Marlowe was a 20th-round pick by the Mariners in 2019, but he had an excellent debut campaign in short-season, hitting .301/.372/.438 with three home runs and 10 steals in 62 games played. Hard to read too much into such a small sample size, especially for a late-round pick who was an advanced age for the level he played at, but he’s worth at least monitoring in deeper formats.

ETA: 2022

 

39. LHP Taylor Guilbeau

 

Age: 26

Highest Level: MLB

Taylor Guilbeau is basically settled in as a future LOOGY, a role he held briefly for Seattle after coming over in the Roenis Elias trade. He’s a little lower on this list than the other relievers because he has yet to flash much strikeout potential, but a bump in fastball velocity last year could make him a more appealing relief option. Still, I doubt we see him closing games at any point.

ETA: 2020

 

40. LHP Aaron Fletcher

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: AA

Figure I’ll lump the LOOGYs together. Aaron Fletcher has better strikeout stuff than Guilbeau, but his ERA hasn’t been as good and he’s further away from the big leagues, making him a riskier pick. Neither are likely to close anytime soon, but both will probably carve out decent careers in the bullpen.

ETA: 2021

 

41. RHP Matt Festa

 

Age: 26

Highest Level: MLB

Matt Festa isn’t a LOOGY, but he’s lumped in here simply by being a near-lock to carve out a career as a middle reliever, without much potential to close. He had an ugly 5.64 ERA in 22 big league innings last year, but he’s posted strong strikeout numbers in the minor leagues, and if he can control his walk totals, he’ll have a decent chance to pitch in the later innings.

ETA: 2020

 

42. OF Julio De La Cruz

 

Age: 18

Highest Level: R

Julio De La Cruz looked nice as an 18-year-old in rookie ball last year, hitting .285/.418/.438 with an excellent 17.5% walk rate but a not so great 26.6% strikeout rate. He’s way too young to project much, but that kind of patience is at least worth keeping an eye on.

ETA: 2023

 

43. 1B/OF Robert Perez

 

Age: 19

Highest Level: AAA

Robert Perez saw action in Triple-A as a teenager last year, and while it didn’t go all that well, he looked good in short-season A-ball with seven home runs and a 104 wRC+. Strikeout issues and a low average will limit him, but if he can tap into some power, he’ll shoot up this list.

ETA: 2023

 

44. RHP Gerson Bautista

 

Age: 24

Highest Level: MLB

Gerson Bautista was the third piece in the Cano/Diaz trade, but his numbers have been absolutely awful the past two seasons. Still, a 24-year-old with a 70-grade fastball that routinely touches 100 is hard to ignore, and if he can learn to command it, he’s got instant late-inning potential.

ETA: 2020

 

45. 1B Onil Pena

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: A

Onil Pena mashed a career-high 15 home runs in A-ball last year, along with 60 RBI and a 10.9% walk rate. The rest of his numbers were pretty bad, though, and unless he starts making more contact, he probably won’t be more than a bench bat.

ETA: 2021

 

46. OF Eric Filia

 

Age: 27

Highest Level: AAA

Eric Filia is a 27-year-old “prospect” who has been suspended for drug use multiple times and therefore has very little minor league experience, despite his age. However, he is elite—I mean elite—at making contact, never posting a strikeout rate above 10%.

A 27-year-old with virtually no power and only 35 games at Triple-A isn’t ideal, but Filia could be a speedy fourth outfielder with good contact numbers as soon as 2020—and maybe a juiced ball will let him tap into some power.

ETA: 2020

 

47. RHP Anthony Misiewicz

 

Age: 25

Highest Level: AAA

Anthony Misiewicz is an aging right-handed pitching prospect who struggled mightily in Triple-A last year, but he did have a nice 2.52 ERA and a 36/7 K/BB ratio in Double-A. He has the potential to be a No. 5 starter with above-average command but more than likely settles in as long relief type.

ETA: 2020

 

48. 3B Bobby Honeyman

 

Age: 23

Highest Level: A

Bobby Honeyman was a 29th-round pick in 2018, but he had a nice 2019 season at Single-A—hitting .280/.339/.370 with seven home runs and an elite 12.8% strikeout rate. There could be something here.

ETA: 2021

 

 

49. C Carter Bins

 

Age: 21

Highest Level: A-

An 11th-rounder in 2019, Carter Bins hit seven home runs and swiped five bases at Everett last year. He has a strong walk rate but a 28% strikeout rate, and unless he makes more contact, his power/speed combo won’t be worth much.

ETA: 2022

 

50. 2B/SS Connor Kopach

 

Age: 25

Highest Level: AAA

Connor Kopach has swiped 41 bases in 175 games in the minor leagues. There’s not much else compelling about his minor league profile, but hey, speed is good right?

ETA: 2021

 

50B. RHP Kristian Cardozo

Age: 16

Highest Level: N/A

Cardozo was not included in my first pass at this, but the 16-year-old was a late international signing by the Mariners. He’s already in the low-90’s with his fastball and has a projectable frame, so there could be something here. He’s probably worth a dart throw in very deep dynasty formats.

ETA: 2024

Others given consideration: RHP Jack Anderson, 2B Matt Sanders, 2B Chris Marischal, RHP Ryne Inman, RHP Darren McCaughan, RHP Phillips Valdez

 

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire)

Andy Patton

Andy is the Dynasty Manager here at PitcherList. He manages all of the prospect content on the site, while also contributing a weekly article on Deep League Adds and dynasty deep sleepers. Beat writer for the Seattle Seahawks (SeahawksWire) as well as the host of the Score Zags Score Podcast.

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andy patton

You’re probably right! When I get a chance I’ll stick him in there somewhere. He signed so late he wasn’t in the articles I read about their recent international signings, but he has enough upside to merit a spot on this list.

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