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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/27/19: Top Prospects, Kuma and Kikuchi, and Naz Carter

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Sunday Links!

Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Three Mariners made MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects list. Pitching prospects Justus Sheffield and Justin Dunn made the list at 46th and 91st, while outfielder Jared Kelenic slots in at 56th. The Astros are the only team in the American League West with more prospects in the top 100. With that piece of good news, let’s take a look at other happenings from around baseball.

In Mariners News...

  • John provided some analysis regarding the three M’s prospects that rank among MLB Pipeline’s top 100.
  • Hisashi Iwakuma posted a picture on Instagram with Yusei Kikuchi at IWA Academy.
  • Tui is on the road to recovery.
  • JRod continuing to put in that offseason work.
  • JRod also just reached 1,000 followers on Twitter. Let’s help him reach 10,000!
  • JP Crawford will wear Mike Zunino’s number from last year. Also Jay Bruce will wear 32.
  • Kyle Lewis and company recently stopped by the Children’s Hospital in Tacoma.

Around the League...

  • The future is (almost) now.
  • The gondola featured in the video above is not cheap, but is supposed to bring economic benefit to the city of Oakland.
  • Mariano Rivera is going to help develop Yankees pitchers.

Luke’s Pick...

  • Naz Carter dunked on the whole town of Corvallis yesterday.