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Modesto Nuts Roster Projection


Modesto Nuts-Low-A West

C-Ty Duvall-24

- Signed with the Mariners after going undrafted in 2020

- Played 60 games with a .682 OPS

- Will have to fight off the younger catchers in the system for playing time

1B-Cole Barr-23

- 2021 15th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Crushed the ball for the ACL Mariners in 2021 with a 148 WRC+

- Can also play second and third base

2B-Juan Querecuto-21

- Signed out of Venezuela in 2017

- High contact and low power middle infielder

- Needs to cut his strikeout rate in Modesto before advancing too High-A

SS-James Parker-21

- 2021 8th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Crushed the ball with .901 OPS in 168 plate appearances with Modesto last season

- Will be at Arkansas within three months

3B-Milkar Perez-19

- Signed from Nicaragua in July 2018

- Had a .463 OBP in the complex league thanks to a mouth dropping 20.7 BB%

- One of the top prospects in the Mariners system and will likely spend the entire season with Modesto

LF-Spencer Packard-24

- 2021 Mariners ninth round draft pick

- Was an average hitter in one month of A ball at the end of 2021

- Had a game tying single with two outs in his only Cactus League at bat

CF-Randy Bednar-23

- Signed as a free agent from the Braves system in July 2021

- Crushed both the ACL and Low-A with the Mariners

- Can play all three outfield spots

RF-Walking Cabrera-21

- Claimed off waivers from the Rockies in December 2021

- Had a .812 OPS and a 111 WRC+ in the ACL last season

- Above average with eleven steals in only 45 games

Bench

C Charlie Welch-22

- 2021 19th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Crushed the ACL with a 1.053 OPS in 20 games

- Had a 171 WRC+

C Harry Ford-18

- Drafted 12th overall in the 2021 draft

- Posted elite stats in the ACL with a 150 WRC+ and .982 OPS

- May start the season in extended spring training and then the ACL

2B/SS/3B Amador Arias-21

- Claimed off waivers from the Rays

- Was below average offensively in the ACL and for Modesto last season

- Provides infield depth, versatility and speed

1B/2B/SS Ben Ramirez-23

- 2021 13th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Spent his first two months of professional baseball in the ACL

- Posted a 108 WRC+ in 28 games

2B/3B/OF Brett Rodriguez-23

- Spent the entire 2021 season at Modesto

- Led the team with 25 stolen bases

- Has to improve on a below average .682 OPS this season

Starting Rotation

LHP Adam Macko-21

- 2019 7th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Top 10 prospect in the Mariners system

- Had a solid season in 2021 with 33.1 innings, a 4.59 ERA and 56 strikeouts

RHP Michael Limoncelli-21

- 2019 6th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Made eight starts at the complex level and one for Modesto

- Will likely spend the entire season at Modesto

RHP William Fleming-22

- 2021 11th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Pitched nineteen quality innings for Modesto to end the season

- Had an impressive 2.84 ERA with 22 strikeouts

LHP Jose Aquino-19

- Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2018

- Had 65 strikeouts in 42 innings with a 3.74 ERA in the DSL

- Will be one of the youngest starting pitchers in Low-A

RHP Jimmy Kingsbury-23

- 2021 17th round pick by the Mariners

- Had arguably the best late summer performance of any Mariners 2021 draft pick

- Started seven times with a 2.20 ERA in Modesto

RHP Josias De Los Santos-22

- Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2018

- Pitched the entire 2021 season at Modesto

- Struggled with a low strikeout rate and 5.27 ERA in 95.2 innings

LHP Blake Townsend-20

- Signed out of Australia in 2018

- Pitched only 15.1 innings in 2021

- Had a 2.63 ERA in the ACL

Bullpen

LHP Peyton Alford-24

- Went undrafted in 2021 and signed with the Mariners

- Pitched 16.2 innings in 9 outings

- Got crushed at High-A allowing thirteen runs in 11.2 innings

LHP Jorge Benitez-22

- Drafted in the 9th round in 2017 out of high school by the Mariners

- Converted from starter to reliever in 2019

- Had a 5.70 ERA in 36.1 innings at Modesto

LHP Holden Laws-22

- 2018 16th round draft pick

- Pitched across three levels in 2021

- Had a 4.05 ERA in 20 ACL innings

RHP Joseph Hernandez-21

- Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2017

- Pitched as both a starter and reliever in 2021

- Had a 36.3 K% in the ACL

RHP Robert Winslow-24

- Went undrafted in 2019 and signed with the Mariners

- Pitched nearly the entire season at Modesto

- Struggled with command, had a 6.28 ERA

RHP Mathew Willrodt-24

- 2018 15th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Struggled with a low strikeout and high walk rate

- Had a 6.02 ERA at Modesto in thirty-five appearances

RHP Andrew Moore-21

- 2021 14th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Started with Modesto and had a 6.87 ERA in 18.1 innings

- His 2021 walk rate was higher than his strikeout rate

RHP Juan Mercedes-21

- Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2017

- Pitched the entire 2021 season in Modesto

- Had the best strikeout to walk ratio in the bullpen

RHP Natanael Garabitos-21

- Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2019

- Pitched the entire 2021 season at the Complex Level

- Could be a starter or reliever this season in Modesto

RHP Bryan Woo-22

- 2021 sixth round Mariners draft pick

- Did not pitch after being drafted last season

- Could potentially be in the starting rotation

RHP Ty Adcock-25

- 2019 8th round draft pick by the Mariners

- Has yet to pitch in the minors after Tommy John

- Throws in the upper 90s

RHP David Morillo-20

- Signed out of Venezuela in 2018

- Was the closer for the ACL Mariners in 2021

- Had a 2.12 ERA in 34 innings