Kelenic was traded from the Mets to the Mariners on Monday along with Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista in exchange for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano and cash considerations, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Kelenic will wind up having spent just a few months with the organization that selected him sixth overall in the 2018 draft. In 56 games at the rookie-ball level, the center fielder hit .286/.371/.468, adding six homers and 15 steals. He's a potential cross-category contributor once he reaches the majors, though that's still several years away.
Kelenic went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases for Rookie-level Kingsport in Thursday's win over Bristol.
After a brief adjustment period following a promotion from the GCL, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft has begun to dominate the Appalachian League, slashing .326/.380/.543 through 22 games in August with three homers (including two in the last two days) and five steals. Kelenic, who just turned 19 in July, is a potential five-category fantasy asset in center field once he matures, but his big-league debut is most likely a few years away.
Kelenic went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run for Rookie-level Kingsport in Thursday's loss to Greeneville.
After being selected sixth overall in this year's draft out of high school, Kelenic has taken to pro ball like a duck to water, slashing .413/.451/.609 in 12 games for the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate before a promotion to the Appalachian League, where he's now homered twice in his first three games. If the 18-year-old develops faster than expected despite his cold-weather background, he could rise quickly through a New York system thin in high-upside prospects.
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