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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.

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

Six Travs Selected As TL Postseason Stars

Arkansas tops league with six selections
August 28, 2019

SIX TRAVS SELECTED AS TL POSTSEASON STARSArkansas tops league with six selections                                                                        A league high six Arkansas Travelers were named 2019 Texas League postseason All-Stars as voted on by the league's field staffs and media and announced by the Texas League office. Pitcher of the Year Darren McCaughan heads four

Sheffield Shows Way in Win Over Naturals

Justus Sheffield deals his ninth quality start in 10 outings with Arkansas
August 6, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-The Arkansas Travelers rode a strong start from Justus Sheffield to a 6-1 win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals on Tuesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. Sheffield set the tone with six shutout innings allowing only four hits while striking out six. Wyatt Mills, Jake Haberer and Joey

Sheffield keeps cooking with Travelers

Mariners No. 9 prospect hurls six shutout innings, fans six
August 6, 2019

Justus Sheffield keeps cruising with Double-A Arkansas.Seattle's ninth-ranked prospect tossed six scoreless innings, working around four hits while striking out six, as Double-A Arkansas shut down Northwest Arkansas, 6-1, on Tuesday at Dickey-Stephens Park.

Liberato Lifts Travs to Walk-off Win

Luis Liberato has game-ending hit to low scoring win
August 1, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-Luis Liberato became the hero with a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Arkansas Travelers a 2-1 win over the Springfield Cardinals on Thursday night at Dickey-Stephens Park.    Justus Sheffield worked seven innings allowing just one run setting the tone on

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 1

O's Hall fans 10; Padres' France continues PCL dominance
August 1, 2019

Orioles LHP DL Hall, Class A Advanced Frederick: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 10 K -- Baltimore's No. 3 prospect matched a career high in strikeouts and fanned six his first time through the Myrtle Beach lineup. He did not allow a hit until the fifth when back-to-back

Sheffield Fires Travs Past RockHounds

Justus Sheffield strikes out eight over seven innings
July 26, 2019

Midland, TX-Justus Sheffield pitched seven innings and allowed only one run as the Arkansas Travelers defeated the Midland RockHounds, 7-1, on Friday night. The victory gave the Travs the series win, two games to one. Sheffield finished the night with eight strikeouts and two walks while allowing just five hits.

Travs Rally for Win In Support of Sheffield

Justus Sheffield goes 7.1 innings as offense comes to life for win
July 20, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-The Arkansas Travelers turned a game around with a three-run bottom of the fifth on their way to a 4-3 win over the Frisco RoughRiders on Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. Justus Sheffield pitched 7.1 innings and struck out eight while allowing just two runs to earn

Sheffield finding his way with Travelers

No. 4 Mariners prospect tosses seven scoreless innings
July 4, 2019

When Justus Sheffield was sent down to the Texas League on June 15, he only had one thing on his mind -- get right.The fourth-ranked Mariners prospect wasn't looking to make excuses and didn't find anything productive in feeling sorry for himself. He had put together a string of rough

Sheffield Stellar in Travs Walk-Off Win

Justus Sheffield takes a no-hitter into the eighth; Kyle Lewis produces game-winning hit
June 29, 2019

North Little Rock, AR-Justus Sheffield carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning but it took a walk-off hit from Kyle Lewis to send the Arkansas Travelers out with a 2-1 win over the Tulsa Drillers in front of 7,131 on Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. Sheffield surrendered only two walks

Travs' Sheffield takes no-hitter into eighth

Mariners No. 4 prospect strikes out eight, issues two walks
June 29, 2019

Pitching in front of about a dozen family members, Justus Sheffield was on top of his game Saturday night.The fourth-ranked Mariners prospect threw seven hitless innings before yielding a leadoff double in the eighth as Double-A Arkansas walked off with a 2-1 win over Tulsa at Dickey-Stephens Park.

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 23

D-backs' Chisholm has big day; M's Sheffield strikes out nine
June 24, 2019

Diamondbacks SS Jazz Chisholm, Double-A Jackson: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI-- Arizona's top prospect hit a solo homer, his 15th of the season, in the fifth inning of the Generals' 9-1 win over Mobile. Chisholm also singled in the second and seventh and raised his average to .195/.314/.439 in 63 Southern

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

Mariners Prospect Primer: System restocked

Offseason trades brought in a flurry of talent to replenish ranks
March 29, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, MiLB.com takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization. Full-season debutant: Jarred Kelenic,

Toolshed: 2019 Spring Training preview

Top-100 prospects head to Arizona, Florida with plenty to prove
February 12, 2019

Pitchers and catchers are coming, pitchers and catchers are coming.One of the most optimistic times of the year arrived Sunday when pitchers and catchers reported to Oakland Athletics camp in Mesa, Arizona, officially beginning Spring Training in 2019. Most other tandems will report Tuesday and Wednesday with position players coming

King reigns among next wave of Yankees

New York's No. 22 prospect impresses with breakout campaign
November 26, 2018

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Remember when the Yankees claimed they were rebuilding, then made it within a game of

Sheffield headed to Mariners in Paxton deal

Seattle lands No. 31 overall prospect, two others for left-hander
November 19, 2018

Somebody turned on the stove. The first major trade of the offseason came Monday when the Yankees parted with top-ranked prospect Justus Sheffield along with right-handed pitching prospect Erik Swanson and Minor League outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams to land Mariners left-hander James Paxton. 

Reports: Yankees calling up Sheffield

Top prospect expected to come out of bullpen in Majors
September 15, 2018

As they continue their playoff push, the Yankees have summoned a key reinforcement. New York reportedly called up its top prospect, left-hander Justus Sheffield, on Saturday in an effort to bolster the bullpen through September and a potential postseason run in October. The move was first reported by the Scranton Times-Tribune

Prospect Roundup: Games of Sept. 2

De Paula makes Giant impression; Halos' Canning settles in
September 3, 2018

Theme of the dayI've been everywhere, man:J.B. Bukauskas and Nash Knight showed how well-traveled Minor Leaguers can be in very different ways. Bukauskas tossed six scoreless innings in his debut with Double-A Corpus Christi -- the fifth Astros affiliate the 2017 15th overall pick has pitched for this season. Knight's

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 30

A's Martin enjoys four-hit day; M's White stays hot in Cal League
August 31, 2018

Theme of the dayGearing up for the Fall League:Arizona Fall League rosters were announced Thursday afternoon with top overall prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. headlining the batch of Minor Leaguers headed to the Grand Canyon State. Shortly afterward, two players named on those rosters showed why this year's AFL could be

Toolshed: September expansion preview

A look at which top prospects should, could, won't move up soon
August 31, 2018

The prospects are coming. The prospects are coming.Major League active rosters are set to expand Saturday, Sept. 1, allowing teams the opportunity to include any members of their 40-man rosters in time for the final playoff push. That means a good amount of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects will pour into

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 21

Yanks' Florial heating up in FSL; M's White picks up four hits
August 22, 2018

Theme of the dayBauman Award race heating up: The competition to claim the 2018 Joe Bauman Trophy, given to the slugger with the most regular-season Minor League home runs, got tighter Tuesday night. Asheville's Casey Goldenwent deep twice for the Tourists, and Las Vegas' Peter Alonso also homered out west to

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 9

Sheffield keeps zeros coming; Franco adds even more hits
August 10, 2018

Theme of the dayLiving up to expectations: Sometimes prospects get overhyped as the baseball world focuses almost exclusively on their strengths, but it's still comforting to see so many of the game's top Minor Leaguers do what they do best on a given night. After initially struggling in the International

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 2

Yanks' Sheffield, Rangers' Calhoun keep producing at Triple-A
July 3, 2018

Theme of the dayInternational signing day: July 2 is a big date on the Major League calendar -- it's the first date international amateur players can sign with Major League organizations, if they are at least 17 by June 15 the following year. Because of relatively new rules under the