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Harry Ford has essentially been the exact same hitter in 104 games at Single-A in 2022 and in 118 games at High-A in 2023. He is very patient and has always gotten on base at a .400 clip or better. The 5-foot-10 backstop has averaged 13 home runs and 23.5 steals over the past two seasons, and considering he turns 21 in February, there could be a bit more power coming. It may be nothing, but it's worth noting that Ford had a .509 slugging percentage at the hitter-friendly park in Everett and a .349 slugging percentage in the rest of the Northwest League. His plus speed is a legitimate weapon on the bases, and it's a big part of what makes him desirable in dynasty leagues. Cal Raleigh has gotten so good that we now need to consider how Ford's playing time could be capped early in his big-league career. Raleigh's existence also makes it unlikely that Seattle would rush Ford to the big leagues.

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  • Mariners' Harry Ford: Holding own at High-A level

    Ford has produced a .246 average and .824 OPS across 222 plate appearances over 46 games with High-A Everett this season. The standout catching prospect hasn't quite performed to the same caliber as during his stints at the Rookie and Single-A levels, but his numbers aren't far behind. Ford has generated 13 extra-base hits, 26 RBI, seven stolen bases, 38 runs and an impressive 47 walks for the AquaSox, with the latter figure playing a sizable role in his elite .429 OBP. Ford has also impressively whittled his strikeout rate down to 18 percent despite the bump up in competition, and while he almost certainly remains multiple seasons away from the big-league level, he's adapted quickly to each move up the organizational ladder thus far.
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  • Mariners' Harry Ford: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Ford was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Mariners on Monday. Ford is an ultra-talented 20-year-old catcher considered by most to be the best prospect in the Mariners' system. He went 2-for-4 with three walks in seven plate appearances during Cactus League play while also slugging a couple home runs for Great Britain in the World Baseball Classic. Ford might not wind up sticking at catcher, but Seattle intends to continue grooming at the position for now.
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  • Mariners' Harry Ford: Strong first full pro season

    Ford appeared in 104 games for Single-A Modesto in 2022 and batted .274/.425/.438 with 11 home runs, 23 steals and an 88:115 BB:K. The 2021 first-rounder impressed all year with his plate discipline and baserunning, though he did fall a bit short in the power department. Ford started the season cold, hitting just .196 over his first 38 games, but from June 12 through the end of the campaign, he put up a sparkling .320/.459/.530 line. Look for the 19-year-old backstop to open next season with High-A Everett.
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  • Mariners' Harry Ford: On fire in Single-A

    Ford has hit .344/.463/.580 with four homers, eight steals and a 24:37 BB:K across his last 34 games for Single-A Modesto. He opened the season ice cold, so Ford's season-long line still looks good but not great at .266/.412/.423. Nonetheless, the 19-year-old's recent production is far more reflective of the potential he brings to the table. With growing pop and good speed, Ford offers the promise of a tantalizing fantasy package at the catcher position. He's most likely a few years away, though, with his timeline depending on whether the Mariners remain inclined to keep him behind the plate.
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