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Future Seattle Mariners Star: Jarred Kelenic

Jarred Kelenic

The Seattle Mariners invited 60 players to summer camp and one player named Jarred Kelenic stood out as a future outfielding star. Kelenic has been very impressive and is now the number one prospect in the Mariners’ farm system.  The farm system is rated in the top-10 by several publications including Baseball America, MLB.com and ESPN.  

Jarred Kelenic was acquired from the Mets in December 2018. The trade also involved Robinson Cano heading to New York. The fans in New York were absolutely shocked when he was traded.

Kelenic had a solid first full season in the Mariners organization in 2019, and has plenty of room to grow. He was expected to start in Arkansas and then be promoted to their Triple A affiliate in Tacoma, Washington. If it wasn’t for the pandemic, Kelenic would have been called up after the original trade deadline on July 31st.  But this shortened season lessens the chances that fans will see him make his major league debut this year. It will likely be Opening Day, April 1, 2021 in Seattle.

Kelenic Hyped by Mariners Fans

Kelenic has been the most talked about prospect by Mariners fans on social media. They were hoping to see him make the Opening Day 2020 roster. But the Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto thinks caution is best and wants to wait. Kelenic needs to show the organization he is ready for the big leagues. He needs to hit the Major League pitchers that he will face in Triple A. There are no exhibition games this year, so the Mariners can’t determine yet if he can hit big name pitchers. He needs this season to improve his skills, but will some hard work, he’ll eventually make the show.

It will be exciting to watch Kelenic hone his skills this season, along with the other young players on the team.

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