The Seattle Mariners have promoted another prospect to the majors this season to make his debut, Isaiah Campbell. Campbell is the most recent pitcher to be recruited, developed and promoted to the Major Leagues under President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto. Campbell was selected in the second round of the 2019 draft out of Arkansas.
This season, Campbell has been coming exclusively out of the Travelers’ bullpen and has performed quite well. He has allowed just seven earned runs all season in 24 innings and has walked just seven batters. On the season he struck out 10-plus per nine innings and just over two walks per nine innings.
The former Razorback has been even better lately. In his past seven innings, he hasn’t allowed a run and has held opposing hitters to just a .091 batting average, a .200 on-base percentage and a .136 slugging percentage along with eight strikeouts compared to only three walks.
Campbell has yet to make his debut after being called up from Double-A effective July 6 after the game, but Campbell will be coming out of the Mariners’ bullpen soon.
Isaiah Campbell disgusting. pic.twitter.com/CkcN2hq7U2
— Minor Mariners (@MiLBMariners) June 29, 2023
Modesto Nuts (A) – California League
|4||Miguel Arroyo||H.H||.377/.472/.656, 2 HR, 11.1% BB, 12.5% K|
|5||young cole||H.H||.269/.402/.431, 5 HR, 14.8% BB, 14.1% K|
|9||gabriel gonzalez||OF||.347/.401/.519, 8 HR 6.5% BB, 14.3% K|
|18||miguel morales||RHP||14 SG, 72.2 IP, 4.21 ERA, 24.5% K, 9.2% BB|
|28||Tyler Gough||RHP||9 G, 8 GS, 28 IP, 6.11 ERA, 17.7% K, 11.3% BB|
|35||Milkar Perez||3B||.264/.385/.347, 14.3% BB, 25.3% K|
|36||josh hood||SS/3B||.255/.329/.390, 5 HR, 10% BB, 21.1% K|
Everett AquaSox (A+) — Northwest League
|1||harry ford||C.||.246/.407/.397, 8 HR, 18.9% BB, 18.6% K|
|8||Axel Sanchez||H.H||.201/.303/.343, 4 HR, 9.5% BB, 28.4% K|
|13||tyler locklear||3B||.311/.419/.572, 11 HR, 12.4% BB, 22.1% K|
|25||Hogan Windish||2B||.249/.362/.439, 8 HR, 12.5% BB, 30.8% K|
|29||alberto rodriguez||OF||.312/.395/.591, 11 HR, 9.2% BB, 21.6% K|
|38||walk cabrera||OF||.238/.298/.431, 7 HR, 8.3% BB, 32% K|
Arkansas Travelers (AA) – Texas League
|6||bryan woo||RHP||9 SG, 44 IP, 2.05 ERA, 34.3% K, 7% BB|
|7||emerson hancock||RHP||16 SG, 73 IP, 5.30 ERA, 25.6% K, 10.8% BB|
|12||Prelander Berroa||RHP||22 G, 5 GS, 44 IP, 3.07 ERA, 36.8% K, 16.8% BB|
|14||Jonathan Class||OF||.255/.373/.510, 16 HR, 14.9% BB, 29.2% K|
|twenty-one||Roberto Perez Jr.||1 B||.258/.325/.453, 9 HR, 6.3% BB, 30.6% K|
|22||Isaiah Campbell||RHP||23 G, 24 IP, 2.63 ERA, 28.4% K, 7.4% BB|
|26||john mercedes||RHP||13G, 12GS, 61.1 IP, 5.28 ERA, 24% K, 7.5% BB|
|33||travis kuhn||RHP||28 G, 31 IP, 3.48 ERA, 19.5% K, 11.3% BB|
|Four. Five||spencer packard||OF||.242/.363/.394, 8 HR, 14.2% BB, 16.3% K|
Tacoma Rainiers (AAA) – Pacific Coast League
|fifteen||taylor dollar||RHP||3 SG, 8.1 IP, 7.56 ERA, 22.2 K%, 8.3% BB|
|19||John then||RHP||16 G, 20.1 IP, 11.51 ERA, 16.1% K, 12.5% BB|
|twenty||cade marlowe||OF||.262/.338/.477, 10 HR, 10% BB, 25.5% K|
|24||Zach DeLoach||OF||.297/.401/.459, 10 HR, 13.6% BB, 28.2% K|
Since the draft is so close, it is the time of year when prospects earn “helium” in the baseball industry. These prospects are seen as springing up recruiting boards and becoming the topic of public conversation. One of the prospects seen as rising lately is Kent State lefty Joe Whitman.
Joe Doyle of the Future Stars Series has been talking about Whitman in numerous places, including his MLB Draft Over-Slot podcast and on the FSS Plus podcast. He has Whitman ranked as his 42nd-best prospect in the class, which is only the fifth top-50 college pitcher ranked for him.
Doyle praised the lefty saying: “Whitman was one of the best during the 2023 campaign. He took his 2023 performance and put it to good use at some point in the Cape, where apparently his stock rose even higher. Whitman has an opportunity for the first day of July.”
Kent State LHP Joe Whitman has seen his stock soar in the last month, culminating in a 5 IP, 9 K performance for Cotuit on Sunday. Exploration executives now see it firmly as a Top-50 pick with helium on day one.pic.twitter.com/qj8fBYBgd8
— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleMiLB) June 15, 2023
Whitman could be a low-cap selection for the Mariners at 29 or 30 or they could aim to take him with their 57th overall pick. We’ve seen Seattle have success in the past with college arms and they could look to replicate that success by selecting and developing Whitman. and eventually promote him to the big leagues as the club has done with Logan Gilber, George Kirby, Bryce Miller and Bryan. Court.
The MLB Draft begins this Sunday, July 9, and can be attended in person in Seattle or watched on ESPN or the MLB Network.
Mariners prospects in the news
Fangraphs’ Eric Longenhagen posted his list of the Mariners’ top prospects topped by a current rookie starting pitcher.
MLB.com’s Daniel Kramer shares Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter’s comments on the upcoming MLB Draft.
Click here for everything you need to know about the Futures Game taking place on Saturday, July 8, including Mariners prospects Jonatan Clase and Harry Ford.
The Mariners pitching prospect won the Texas League Pitcher of the Month Award for June.
— Mariners Player Development (@MsPlayerDev) July 6, 2023
Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director of Concordia Christian Academy. He also works at the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse during baseball season.