The Mariners announced this afternoon that they claimed right-handedness Adrian Sampson Exemption from the Cubs.I also chose an outfielder Steve Souza Junior To the big league instead Jarred Kelenic, The person selected for Triple A Tacoma.Seattle is back again Sergio Romo From the optional 10-day injured list Danny Young And specify Stuart Fairchild When Yohan Ramirez Allocation to clear the 40 roster space of Sampson and Souza.
Kelenic’s demotion is the most notable of Seattle’s series of moves. Kelenic, who was once the top prospect for the sixth overall pick, has not yet produced for big league pitching. He struggled with the .181 / .265 / .350 line in his first 377MLB at bat last season, hitting the ball in play with just .216 and hitting 28.1% of his trip. I did. M did expect more from left-handed outfielders earlier this season, but that wasn’t the case yet.
Throughout 30 games, Kelenic owns the .140 / .219 / .291 mark. The young man went down 36 times on strike, but only touched 67.8% of his swing. This is the 12th lowest contact rate of 192 batters with at least 90 at-bats, and M has determined that it is time to reset against the triple A-arm. This is the second time Kelenic has been selected after countering MLB pitching, but he responded well in a month-long stint of minors last summer.
The timing of Kelenic’s latest option is pretty ironic as M is heading to the Queens for a weekend series with Mets.Of course, New York originally drafted him and included him who was controversial. Robinson Cano/ /Edwin Diaz swap. Given Kelenic’s future pedigree, it looked like a Seattle coup, but whenever M returns him to the Big League, he clearly needs to improve his performance. He won’t be 23 until July, so he has plenty of time to do so. With the minor league season canceled in 2020, Wisconsin natives still play only 51 games between Double A and Triple A.
With the exception of very long stints, demotion seems unlikely to affect his path to a free agent after the 2027 season. Kelenic entered this year with a 105-day big league service. Players are given a full service year by spending 172 days on the MLB roster or injured list. He got another 36 days this year. This means he needs to be in the majors for another month to cross the 2022 one-year threshold. There is no doubt that the length of your stay in Tacoma will be greatly influenced by Kelenic’s performance. There, however, it’s hard to imagine M holding him down until September, except for some major struggles against triple A pitching.
Meanwhile, Seattle turns to veteran Souza Julio Rodriguez, Jesse Winker When Dylan Moore As an outfield option. The 33-year-old has scored sporadic MLB times with the Cubs and Dodgers over the past few years, but hasn’t played a full season in majors since 2017. Souza, who signed a minor league contract for spring training, got off to a great start with the Rainiers. He has hit .267 / .417 / .533 with 5 home runs and a large walking rate of 19.8% in 22 games. 14-18 M sees if he can take over the production of big league weapons and inject life into the overwhelmed outfield.
Fairchild was part of that outfield mix. The 26-year-old boy was cashed from Diamondbacks in late April, played three games, and became hitless with three at-bats. Originally from Seattle, Fairchild was selected in the Reds’ second round in 2017 and has been traded twice in his young career. M has a week to deal with him again or try to implement a complete exemption.
This also applies to Ramirez, who has pitched big over the last three seasons. Right-handed players own 3.97ERA in 562/3 career innings, overwhelming 28.6% of their opponents. He also walked 15.2% of the batters he faced and was tagged with three home runs in his first seven outings this year. The Mariners chose to move on, but he worked in the mid-’90s and has years of minor league options left, so another club could give him a chance.
Instead of him, they bring in a multi-inning option from the Cubs. Sampson started five out of ten appearances in Chicago last season, throwing a 35 1/3 frame of the 2.80 ERA ball. It was accompanied by an overwhelming 19.3% strikeout rate and an astonishing 2.04 home run allowed per 9 innings, but he hit the strike zone and triggered a significant amount of ground ball. Chicago has resigned its minor league contract rights during the winter. He was selected for the Big League on Sunday and was assigned for assignment after being pitched in one match.