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State of the System: Seattle Mariners

Kelenic, Gilbert on cusp of pushing rebuild to another level
@RobTnova24
November 9, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021.

Lewis continues stellar start for Mariners

10th-ranked prospect records sixth straight multi-hit game
August 1, 2020

Kyle Lewis made a name for himself with a powerful entrance to the Majors last year. Now he's producing an equally impressive encore. The 10th-ranked Mariners prospect extended his hitting streak to eight games on Friday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as Seattle topped the A's,

White tees off for first time with Mariners

No. 55 overall prospect clubbed 32 dingers in the Minor Leagues
@RobTnova24
July 27, 2020

Evan White found his power stroke in the Texas League last season, and the 24-year-old flexed it in the Major Leagues on Monday. The Mariners No. 4 prospect clubbed his first big league dinger -- a two-run blast that traveled an estimated 418 feet off righty Josh James in the

Prospects in the Mariners' 2020 player pool

Reloaded system has Seattle excited, ready for this year and beyond
@MavalloneMiLB
July 8, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Toolshed dream lineup: Ages 24 and up

Murphy, McKay, Kopech bring star power to older prospect group
April 28, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.Toolshed has crafted the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. To date, the series has focused on teenagers, 20-year-olds, 21-year-olds, 22-year-olds and 23-year-olds. This time, we turn our attention to prospects who will be 24

Dunn leads quartet of M's callups

Seattle taps No. 5 prospect, three Arkansas teammates
September 10, 2019

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto was not finished making moves this summer. Now, he's Dunn one more.Seattle is calling up No. 5 prospectJustin Dunn to the Majors, along with Kyle Lewis (No. 10), Art Warren (No. 26) and Donnie Walton (No. 28), the club announced on Tuesday.

Travs Blast Three Homers To Force Game 5

Bullpen follows Newsome's stellar start with 3.1 scoreless innings
September 8, 2019

Tulsa, OK-The Arkansas Travelers hit four home runs and forced a decisive fifth game in the North Division series with a 4-1 win over the Tulsa Drillers on Saturday night. Logan Taylor, Kyle Lewis and Evan White all homered in the victory with Lewis shot leading off the seventh giving

Lewis' heroics help keep Travelers alive

Mariners No. 10 prospect hits decisive homer to extend series
September 7, 2019

With Arkansas' season hanging in the balance, Kyle Lewis helped extend it with one swing of the bat.The 10th-ranked Mariners prospect hit a go-ahead solo homer and singled as the Travelers forced a decisive fifth game in the Texas League semifinals with a 4-1 triumph over Tulsa on Saturday night at

Gilbert Deals and Travs Hit Three Homers in Win

Arkansas avoids sweep with win at Springfield
August 18, 2019

Springfield, MO-The Arkansas Travelers staved off a sweep and defeated the Springfield Cardinals, 7-1, on Sunday. Logan Gilbert dealt five shutout innings with eight strikeouts while allowing only two hits and three walks on his way to win number four with Arkansas. Kyle Lewis, Cal Raleigh and Logan Taylor all

White, Lewis, Sanchez Pulverize Cardinals

Travs win sixth straight behind pair of two-homer games and seven scoreless from lefty starter
August 10, 2019

Springfield, MO-The Arkansas Travelers hit four home runs for the second straight night and Ricardo Sánchez dealt seven shutout innings in an 8-1 romp over the Springfield Cardinals. It marks the sixth consecutive victory for the Travs. Evan White and Kyle Lewis each hit a pair of homers, with White

White homers twice in Travs' victory

Mariners No. 4 prospect ties career high with five RBIs
August 9, 2019

After launching eight long balls in June, Evan White saw his power numbers dip in July. A night after clubbing a tater, he continued his power surge. The fourth-ranked Mariners prospect hit his second and third roundtrippers of the month and tied his career high with five RBIs as Double-A Arkansas

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 27

M's Lewis notches four hits; Royals' Bubic posts seven zeros
July 28, 2019

Mariners OF Kyle Lewis, Double-A Arkansas: 4-for-4, 2 2B, R -- The 10th-ranked Mariners prospect recorded his third consecutive multi-hit game and the second four-hit contest of his career. He scored the Travelers' lone run in a 3-1 loss at Frisco, singling in the first inning and coming home on

Frisco Stalls Arkansas, 3-1

Travs leave 10 runners on base
July 27, 2019

Frisco, TX-Despite numerous baserunners, the Arkansas Travelers dropped a 3-1 decision to the Frisco RoughRiders in the opener of a four game series on Saturday night. The Travs scored in the opening inning but finished the night 0-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 men on base and had

Big Leads Don't Last in 11 Inning Defeat

Travs give up four run lead in the final inning
July 13, 2019

Springfield, MO-The Arkansas Travelers could not hold a pair of multi-run leads including a four-run advantage in extra innings as they fell to the Springfield Cardinals, 9-7 in 11 innings on Friday night. Yariel Gonzalez hit a walk-off three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the 11th. It

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 11

Mariners' Lewis goes yard; Marlins' Guzman posts six zeroes
July 12, 2019

Mariners OF Kyle Lewis, Double-A Arkansas: 3-for-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R -- Seattle's No. 7 prospect has been a different player in the second half of this season. After hitting .238 with a .697 OPS in his first 61 games of the year, Lewis has hit .352 with

Early Lead Doesn't Hold Up In Springfield

Travs go up three early but fall
July 11, 2019

Springfield, MO-An early three-run lead did not stand up for the Arkansas Travelers as the Springfield Cardinals came back for a 6-4 win on Thursday night. Springfield scored four times in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the lead. Travs starter Darren McCaughan had one of his shortest

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 8

Mariners' Lewis makes an extra effort; Phils' Howard sharp
July 9, 2019

Mariners CF Kyle Lewis, Double-A Arkansas: 2-for-4, HR, 2B, RBI, 2 R -- The No. 7 Mariners prospect turned in his 22nd multi-hit effort of the season. After flying out in the first inning, Lewis led off the fourth with a solo blast to left-center to put the Travelers on

Late Double by Taylor Knocks Off Naturals

Logan Taylor hits a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning
July 8, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-Logan Taylor provided late offensive heroics as the Arkansas Travelers took down the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 4-2, on Monday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. Taylor ripped a tiebreaking two-run double past the diving third baseman with two outs in the eighth inning to give the Travs the lead.

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 6

M's Lewis caps perfect night with walk-off; Raleigh plates six
July 7, 2019

Mariners OF Kyle Lewis, Double-A Arkansas: 3-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, RBI -- A tremendous start to the second half for Seattle's No. 7 prospect continued Saturday as he reached base in all five of his plate appearances and ripped a walk-off, ground-rule double in the 11th inning to give the

Lewis Wins It For Travs In The 11th

Kyle Lewis hits walk-off double, reaches base five times
July 7, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-For the second Saturday in a row Kyle Lewis provided walk-off heroics, doubling home Jordan Cowan in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Arkansas Travelers a 2-1 win over the Springfield Cardinals. Lewis reached base in all five of his plate appearances on the

Crismatt Sets Tone in Second Straight Shutout

Four Travs pitchers combine on a one-hitter
July 5, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-For the second straight night, the Arkansas Travelers threw a shutout to beat the Springfield Cardinals, this time allowing a season-low one hit in a 3-0 victory at Dickey-Stephens Park. Nabil Crismatt threw six innings on just 80 pitches allowing two walks, hitting a batter and giving

Lewis Nets Texas League Weekly Award

Outfielder reached base in all 6 games and batted over .500
June 25, 2019

Arkansas Travelers outfielder Kyle Lewis was named Texas League Player of the Week for June 17-23. Lewis reached base in all six of the games he played in with 11 hits and seven walks and at one point reached base in nine consecutive plate appearances. He slashed .524/.643/.619 for the

M's Lewis headlines Players of the Week

No. 7 Seattle prospect went 11-for-21 with Double-A Travelers
June 24, 2019

Thanks to his sustained health, Kyle Lewis is getting the most consistent playing time of his career, and lately, he's taking advantage. The Mariners' No. 7 prospect has been named the Texas League Offensive Player of the Week after going 11-for-21 (.524) with two doubles, seven runs scored and seven

White's Clutch Homer Sends Travs Into Break With Win

Justus Sheffield strikes out nine over seven innings for the victory
June 23, 2019

Midland, TX-Evan White broke a tie in the eighth inning with a two-run home run buoying the Arkansas Travelers on their way to a 5-1 win over the Midland RockHounds. The Travs win the series in Midland and finished their roadtrip with a 5-2 record. Justus Sheffield was the winning

Dunn, Late Offense Get Travs Past Hooks

Arkansas wins series and goes to 2-0 in second half
June 19, 2019

Corpus Christi, TX-A pair of late three-run innings pushed the Arkansas Travelers past the Corpus Christi Hooks, 7-3 on Wednesday night. The victory clinched the series for the Travs, gives them a 2-0 record in the second half of the season and makes them 45-25 overall. Justin Dunn earned his