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Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn, and Evan White selected for 2019 MLB Futures Game

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MLB confirms that the previously scorched and salted earth of the Mariners farm system is now healthy, wealthy, and wise

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The steady revival of the Seattle Mariners’ farm system has been well documented here and throughout the baseball media realm, so it should come as little surprise that the annual tradition of the MLB Futures Game at the 2019 All-Star Game will end up feature a handful of highly-touted Mariners prospects. Lo and behold, the game will feature three of them, in fact:

“THREE?!?!” you ask. “I thought teams only got two players max in the Futures Game!”

Thanks, Divish. So having three prospects chosen for the Futures Game is pretty fantastic, especially considering the Mariners are not even a year removed from many prospect writers ranking the team has having one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball. Life comes at you fast. Look at these lovely lads:

Kelenic’s giant glove is for catching Mets fans’ tears (h/t to Isabelle).

I’m not sure Jarred Kelenic’s stock could possibly get anymore hype at this point, but this is a pretty nice lil’ acheivement for Justin Dunn and Evan White to add to their resumes. I appreciate that White got the nod, too, since we’ll have a truly homegrown prospect in the mix with our swindled joy from the Mets.

The Futures Game is on Sunday, July 7 at 4 PM PDT, only viewable on the MLB Network. They abandoned the weird US vs. the World team format and just went back to good ol’ AL vs NL. The game has also been shortened from 9 innings to 7 innings.

Show ‘em what ya got, fellas!