Selected by the Mets with the 6th overall selection in the 2018 MLB Draft… 7th Wisconsin native ever selected in the first round… participated in both the Perfect Game All-America Classic and the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game in 2017... resides in Waukesha, WI… graduated from Waukesha (WI) High School in 2018.
The Totals – In 93 games with the Mariners, hit .181 (61x337) with 41 runs scored, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 14 home runs, 36 walks, 43 RBI and six stolen bases. ...Rookie Ranks - Hit 14 homers in 2021, tied for 8th most by a Mariners rookie in franchise history. ...Filling up the Stat Sheet - Had two games with 3 or more extra-base hits, the most of any Mariner this season and T2nd-most in the AL. ...Future is Bright - Participated in the 2021 Futures Game during All-Star Week at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. ...When it Rains, it Pours - Had five games with three or more RBIs, tied for 4th-most among Mariner hitters (also: Luis Torrens)...was also T4th on the team with four games with multiple extra-base hits (also: Luis Torrens). ...SEA Captain - During Sept./Oct., ranked 2nd among Mariners in HR (7), RBI (20), SLG% (.524), and OPS (.854) while tied for the most stolen bases (3). ...Finish Strong - Slashed .245/.331/.524 in Sept./Oct. going 26x105 with 6 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 20 RBI and 19 R...his seven Sept./Oct. homers were T16th-most in the AL and T2nd-most among AL Rookies. ...Have a Series, Kid - Slashed .556/.667/1.778 going 5x9 with 3 BB, 2 SO, 4 R, 2 2B, 3 HR and 7 RBI during three-game series at KC from 9/17-9/19... Kelenic’s 2.445 OPS over the three games is the 5th best mark among players 25 or younger in the Majors in 2021, behind Juan Soto - WAS (2.876 and 2.757, 22 years 334 days), Luis Urias-MIL (2.667, 24 years, 72 days) and Fernando Tatis Jr.-SDP (2.569, 22 years, 141 days). ...Multi-Homer Madness - Went 2-for-4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI on Sept. 17, registering the first multi-homer game of his rookie campaign...at 22 years and 63 days old, he became the youngest Mariners player to hit 2+ home runs in a game since Alex Rodriguez hit two at the age of 21 years and 25 days old on Aug. 21, 1996 at Baltimore...the first homer of the game was the hardest-hit ball of his career at 110.9 MPH, and the 2nd homer was the farthest hit homer of his career at 435 feet. ...HR Days - Homered on Sept. 11 & 12, the first time in his career with HR in consecutive games. ...Walk-Off x2 - Drew a walk-off bases loaded walk on 8/13 vs. Toronto to give the Mariners a 3-2 win. ...Good Stretch - Slashed .268/.362/.488 over 11 game span from July 25 - Aug. 5, going 11x41 with 6 BB, 12 SO, 3 HR and 10 RBI. ...Career Day - Went 2-for-5 with a HR and a career-high 4 RBI in 9-5 win at Texas on July 30. ...Walk-Off - Scored winning run on walk-off wild pitch on July 24 vs. Oakland. ...Optioned - Was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma June 7 before being recalled to the Majors on July 16. ...First Time Thief - Stole his first career base on 5/18 vs. Detroit. ...G#2 - 3x4, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI in 2nd career game on May 14 vs. CLE...became 10th Mariner to homer as first career hit...1st Mariner with a 3-XBH G in first 2 career G (18th in MLB history)...youngest AL player with 3 XBH batting 1st in a game since Rickey Henderson-OAK in 1979. ...MLB Debut - Selected from Triple-A Tacoma on May 13...made Major League debut on 5/13 vs. CLE, batting leadoff (0x4, K). ...Tacoma Time - In 30 games with Triple-A Tacoma, hit .320 BA (40x125) with 9 doubles, a triple, 9 home runs, 15 walks, 29 runs, 28 RBI and 6 stolen bases.
Named to the Mariners 60-man roster prior to the start of the 2020 season…spent season playing at the Mariners Alternate site in Tacoma.
In his first full pro season, spent time at three levels: Single-A West Virginia (April 4-May 28), High-A Modesto (May 29-July 5) and AA Arkansas (July 6-end of the season)… overall, hit .291 (129x443) with 80 runs, 31 doubles, 5 triples, 23 home runs, 68 RBI, 3 HBP, 50 walks and 20 stolen bases in 117 games…named the Ken Griffey Jr. Offensive Player of the Year by the Seattle Mariners…led all Mariners farmhands in runs and doubles, while also ranking T2nd in home runs, 3rd in hits and 4th in RBI…one of 10 minor leaguers to record at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 2019…represented the Mariners at the 21st annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures on July 7 at Progressive Field…recorded 35 multi-hit games, including seven 3-hit games and a career-high 4-hits on April 16 vs. Lakewood…had 3 multi-home run games: April 27 vs. Asheville, Aug. 23 vs. Amarillo and Sept. 1 at Amarillo…reached base safely in 44 of 50 games with West Virginia, including 37 games with at least 1 hit (17 multi-hit games)…overall, hit .303 (57x188) with 31 runs, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 25 walks and 7 steals in 50 games with the Power…from April 10-May 9, reached base safely in 25 straight games, batting .402 (29x97)…hit safely in a season-high 18 games with West Virginia, April 11-May 2, batting .444 (32x72); tied for the 2nd-longest hitting streak by a Mariners minor leaguer in 2019 (also: Bobby Honeyman), trailing only Milkar Perez’s 21-game hitting streak for the DSL Mariners…among South Atlantic League leaders at the time of his promotion (through 5/28), ranked 2nd in OPS (.955), 3rd in extra-base hits (26), 3rd in total bases (106), T4th in hits (57), 5th in home runs (10), 5th in slugging (.564), 8th in batting (.303), T9th in walks (25), 10th in on-base (.391) and T10th in doubles (13)…promoted to High-A Modesto on May 29…in 46 games with Modesto, hit .290 (49x169) with 36 runs, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 22 RBI, 17 walks and 10 steals…homered in his Modesto debut on May 30 vs. Visalia…promoted to Double-A Arkansas on July 6…hit .253 (21x83) with 11 runs, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 17 RBI in 21 games with the Travelers…hit safely in 9 straight games, July 30-Aug. 8, batting .447 (17x38)…belted two home runs and drove in a season-high 5 runs on Sept. 1 at Amarillo…following the season, ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the South Atlantic League and the No. 3 prospect in the Cal League…played in 3 games for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.