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Jarred Kelenic Putting On A Show At Camp
Seattle Mariners outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic has been putting on a show with towering home runs early in spring camp this week. Kelenic has been compared to former left-handed sluggers Chase Utley and Steve Finley and current Nationals star Juan Soto for his left-handed swing. He's MLB Pipeline's No. 4 overall prospect heading into the 2021 season and figures to see significant playing time early in Cactus League games, which begin this Sunday. However, the Mariners continue to say that Kelenic needs more minor league development, regardless of how he performs in camp. Even if the 21-year-old doesn't start the year on the major league squad, he's expected to be up in the majors in short order despite playing in only 21 games above High-A ball in his two seasons.Feb 25 · RotoBaller Mariners Jarred Kelenic
Jarred Kelenic To Start The Year In Minors
Seattle Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather said that outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic will start the 2021 season in the minor leagues after Kelenic and his representation rejected the team's six-year contract extension offer with options. "We would like him to get a few more at-bats in the minor leagues, probably Triple-A Tacoma for a month. Then he will likely be in left field at T-Mobile Park for the next six or seven years, and then he'll be a free agent," Mather said. The No. 4 prospect in all of baseball, per MLB Pipeline, was frustrated that he wasn't called up last season after he hit .291/.364/.540 at High-A and Double-A in 2019 in 117 games while hitting 23 home runs and driving in 68 runs. While Seattle will hold him back a little longer to manipulate his service time, Kelenic should be a starting outfielder for the M's for the majority of the 2021 season.
Buddy Take I recently added Kelenic as my fifth OF at pick 221 in a 10-team, best ball points league. That is right about bang on his NFBC ADP.Feb 21 · RotoBaller Mariners Jarred Kelenic