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Top prospect Jarred Kelenic (#11, MLB.com) has been added to the Mariners' player pool for the 2020 season.
At this point, it's nothing more than a non-roster invite to Summer Camp; however, Kelenic's bat is as advertised. He slashed .291/.364/.540 in 2019 between A+ and Double-A. In 117 games, he hit 23 home runs, while driving in 68 runs. He's an injury or two away from getting a real opportunity to make his big-league debut.
Mariners CEO John Stanton says he expects a number of the team's top prospects to be on their 30-man taxi squad this summer.
Specifically, Stanton named Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez, Cal Raleigh, George Kirby, Logan Gilbert, and even 2020 first-rounder Emerson Hancock. The taxi squad will function as a reserve roster for MLB teams amid the COVID-19 pandemic this summer. While this is exciting to hear it certainly doesn't mean that any of them will receive major league playing time this year. Kelenic and Rodriguez are viewed as top-10 overall prospects within the sport.
Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-3 Tuesday against the Angels hitting eighth and playing left field.
Kelenic is the Mariners top hitting prospect and hit .291/.364/.540 with 23 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 117 minor league games last year. The 20 year old might not be up right away based on service time, but this is a player you will want once the Mariners bring him up for good.