Jarred Kelenic

CF / Seattle Mariners / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 lb Age: 21 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Still unlikely to debut in 2020

      Jarred Kelenic probably won't debut in the majors this season, Lauren Smith of The News Tribune reports. "He's gong to be fun to watch in a Mariner uniform for a long time, but oftentimes you see players that do get rushed through a little bit, and they can really take a step backwards, and we don't want to do that with Jarred," manager Scott Servais said last week. "We want to make sure the time is right for him and for us, and then go forward and never have to look back again."This has been the Seattle Mariners' refrain all through camp, despite the fact that Kelenic might already be the team's best hitter. It's hard to defend this stance if the goal is to win games and if playing time is a meritocracy. As a non-contender, the Mariners are not in a hurry to start Kelenic's clock, and they would also like to give as many reps to Kyle Lewis and Jake Fraley as they can this season so that they can figure out who profiles as part of their long-term outfield next to Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez. It would be unwise to take what the team is saying as gospel, but drafting Kelenic in redraft leagues is simply a shot in the dark at this point.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Raking regularly in summer camp

      Jarred Kelenic slugged two home runs in Monday's intrasquad game and added an RBI single in Tuesday's contest, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.The Seattle Mariners have already gone on record as saying they plan on resisting the temptation to have Kelenic make his big-league debut in the shortened 2020 season; however, the 20-year-old is testing the organization's commitment to that pledge with his red-hot start to summer camp. Factoring in Tuesday's production, Kelenic is 5-for-8 across four intrasquad games, but he's still projected to head to the team's alternate training site for continued development once the regular season begins.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Makes intrasquad debut

      Jarred Kelenic went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a stolen base in his intrasquad debut Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.The 20-year-old faced his 2019 Double-A Arkansas teammate Logan Gilbert and helped produce his side's one run against him. Kelenic drew a second-inning walk from the right-hander and promptly swiped second base, subsequently scoring on Donovan Walton's double. Kelenic is still expected to be off the active roster this coming season, but given his status as one of the organization's top prospects, manager Scott Servais plans on affording him plenty of reps during the duration of summer camp.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Slim chances of 2020 debut

      There is "essentially little to no chance" Jarred Kelenic reaches the majors this season, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.This is all uncharted territory, and in the midst of a pandemic, it's tough to say that a player of Kelenic's talent has no chance of reaching the majors this season. However, Brock reports that the team thinks Kelenic and its other top prospects can get the necessary development at their satellite camp this summer. Kelenic hit a home run during live batting practice Tuesday, the video of which went viral, so there is understandably a lot of excitement surrounding the young outfielder. However, it would be unwise to expect him to play enough in the majors this season to warrant an investment in redraft leagues.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Impresses with additional bulk

      Jarred Kelenic appears to have put on additional muscle while spring training was shut down, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.The elite prospect has already raised plenty of expectations, so news that he's rounding out into even better shape only whets the appetite to see him face big-league arms sooner rather than later. However, it remains to be seen if Kelenic will have a legitimate opportunity to make the jump during the shortened 2020 season, as the move may not be worth it for the Seattle Mariners over the long term because of service-time considerations.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Officially in player pool

      Jarred Kelenic is part of the Seattle Mariners' player pool that will report to summer camp, as expected, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.The move was fully anticipated, considering Kelenic's status as an elite prospect in the organization. The 20-year-old isn't on the 40-man roster, and his chances of actually seeing big-league action at some point in 2020 remain up in the air. However, Kelenic is essentially assured of a spot in the pool of up to 30 non-active-roster players that will train in a separate location throughout the season, as inclusion in that group will ensure he continues his professional development through intrasquad games and other baseball activities.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Likely to be on taxi squad

      Seattle Mariners CEO John Stanton said Wednesday that he expects Jarred Kelenic to be on the 30-man taxi squad this year, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.Given the unique circumstances, each team will get a taxi squad, and it has been rumored that members of the taxi squad will not accumulate major-league service time. With that, the Mariners will likely use Kelenic and their other elite prospects -- Julio Rodriguez, Cal Raleigh, Logan Gilbert, George Kirby, Emerson Hancock -- as part of the group, allowing them to work out with the big-league club and making them eligible to be added to the roster if needed.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Unlikely to make '20 debut

      Jarred Kelenic is unlikely to see his first major-league action this season despite the likelihood of expanded rosters, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.It appears increasingly likely that if the 2020 regular season is played in some form, it will include significantly expanded rosters. However, Kelenic, who's yet to play at the Triple-A level, isn't ready to face big-league pitching, although Brock notes that may not have been the case had the 20-year-old been afforded the chance to play a full minor-league season before potentially receiving a September promotion. Another factor that would likely discourage the organization from pushing Kelenic into a 2020 debut is the fact it would allow him to start accumulating service time in a season where there will be considerably fewer games than usual and in which the Seattle Mariners are unlikely to compete.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Getting work in during layoff

      Hitting coach Tim Laker relays Jarred Kelenic has access to a full indoor training facility in Wisconsin while play is suspended and is therefore getting live batting practice sessions in, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.The ultra-talented rookie possesses an impressive work ethic to go along with his elite skills, which is evident by how diligent he's being about keeping himself prepared. Laker also took note of how confident Kelenic was during his time in big-league camp before spring training was suspended. The 20-year-old's Cactus League numbers -- .231 (6-for-26), one double, one home run, two RBI, two walks and four runs -- don't necessarily jump off the page in a vacuum, but in the context of a player whose highest minors exposure to date is the 21 games he played at Double-A Arkansas last year, they're certainly serviceable. Kelenic is slated to eventually start the 2020 season with the Travelers, but if his developmental curve remains as brisk as it's been in his first two professional seasons, he could be at Triple-A Tacoma before the end of the campaign.

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      Mariners' Jarred Kelenic: Knocks first spring homer

      Jarred Kelenic, who went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in a Cactus League loss to the Rockies on Monday, is hitting .357 (5-for-14) with a double, Monday's homer and two RBI, two walks and four runs across his first seven spring games.Like he's seemingly done at every stop in his nascent professional career, the ultra-talented prospect is making very good use of his current opportunity, laying the groundwork for a potential callup later in the season with an impressive showing against big-league arms thus far. Greg Johns of MLB.com reports Kelenic's on-field success is a byproduct of his diligent pregame preparation, which has already caught the eye of manager Scott Servais and helped lead to the 20-year-old phenom accurately predicting he would leave the yard if he saw a fastball from Rockies reliever Alexander Guillen. "He said he was going to hit a home run if the guy threw him a fastball, which he did," Servais said. "So he was pretty excited about it. ...He certainly got all of that one."