Tyler Locklear leading Everett’s offense – News Block

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Last year, the Seattle Mariners selected corner infielder Tyler Locklear from VCU in the second round. He was coming off a very impressive statistical season in 2022, where he hit .402/542/.799 with 20 home runs and 25 doubles. He also walked almost twice as much as he struck out. Joe Doyle thought he was a quality pick at the time.

In a tweet he saidHe #Sailors jump into the college ranks by grabbing VCU 1B/3B Tyler Locklear in Round 2. Locklear has been one of the most impressive college bats for two years. More power with a solid average hit potential tool. Fringe defender, he can move to 1B.”

After a month-long stint in Modesto to kick off his pro career, Locklear has put up good numbers in 41 games at High-A Everett. He is hitting .298/.399/.561 with 10 home runs and 11 doubles. He, too, has played only first base this season, and can move on from third base as Doyle suggested. He is listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, a size similar to current Mariners first baseman Ty France, who is 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds.

At just 22, Locklear is still a few years away from being ready to contribute to the big league club, but fans in western Washington should go see him play in Everett before he gets promoted to Double-A Arkansas because he leads Everett in hits, home runs and RBIs.

Modesto Nuts (A) – California League

5 young cole H.H .265/.407/.400, 15.5% BB, 15% K
9 gabriel gonzalez OF .343/.405/.493, 2HR 7.2%BB, 14.4%K
18 miguel morales RHP 7 SG, 34.1 IP, 3.67 ERA, 25% K, 10.1% BB
28 Tyler Gough RHP 7 G, 6 GS, 18 IP, 7.50 ERA, 19% K, 13.9% BB
35 Milkar Perez 3B .259/.375/.345, 15.3% BB, 25.7% K
36 josh hood SS/3B .258/.332/.403, 3 HR, 10.1% BB, 23% K
48 Tatem Levins C. .260/.356/.452, 2HR 13.8%BB, 23%K

Everett AquaSox (A+) — Northwest League

1 harry ford C. .268/.433/.430, 5 HR, 20.1% BB, 17.6% K
8 Axel Sanchez H.H .161/.270/.207, 10% BB, 34% K
13 tyler locklear 3B .299/.398/.561, 10 HR, 11.3% BB, 22.6% K
25 Hogan Windish 2B .218/.340/.513, 6 HR, 14.9% BB, 28.7% K
29 alberto rodriguez OF .310/.404/.571, 5 HR, 10.9% BB, 21.1% K
38 walk cabrera OF .241/.295/.431, 5 HR, 7.8% BB, 30.2% K

Arkansas Travelers (AA) – Texas League

6 bryan woo RHP 8 SG, 39 IP, 2.08 ERA, 34.6% K, 6.5% BB
7 emerson hancock RHP 9 SG, 36.1 IP, 5.20 ERA, 28.9% K, 13.8% BB
12 Prelander Berroa RHP 10G, 5GS, 30IP, 3.90ERA, 35.1%K, 18.3%BB
14 Jonathan Class OF .288/.402/.600, 11 HR, 16% BB, 30% K
19 John then RHP 7 G, 7 IP, 5.00 ERA, 27.5% K, 7.5% BB
twenty-one Roberto Perez Jr. 1 B .279/.331/.448, 6 HR, 6.5% BB, 30.8% K
22 Isaiah Campbell RHP 10 G, 11 IP, 3.27 ERA, 26% K, 6.5% BB
26 john mercedes RHP 8 G, 7 GS, 42 IP, 3.43 ERA, 26.1% K, 5.6% BB
33 travis kuhn RHP 15 G, 15.1 IP, 2.35 ERA, 17.2% K, 14% BB
Four. Five spencer packard OF .292/.399/.434, 3 HR, 14.5% BB, 19.6% 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
twenty cade marlowe OF .267/.319/.450, 3 HR, 6.9% BB, 28.5% K
24 Zach DeLoach OF .303/.406/.449, 4HR, 13.7%BB, 30.5%K
40 Esteban Kolek RHP 13 G, 19.1 IP, 8.38 ERA, 20.9% K, 12.1% BB

Mariners Draft

Last year, the Mariners selected small college corner infielder Tyler Locklear with their second pick in the draft. Another small college corner boy this year could be someone of interest to the Mariners this year, and that’s Florida Atlantic corner outfielder/first baseman Nolan Schanuel.

Schanuel is a 21-year-old Florida native who is 6-foot-4 and weighs 210 pounds. In his third season at FAU, he’s slashing .456/.622/.886 with 41 extra-base hits, including 19 home runs, along with 14 stolen bases. However, what jumps out of the page are his walks. He has 71 walks to just 14 strikeouts. That’s a 25% walk rate and less than a 5% strikeout rate. Of course, the competition in Conference USA isn’t as high as it is in other conferences, so those numbers are really impressive.

Joe Doyle of the Future Stars Series ranked him his 30th pick in the draft and had this to say about Schanuel: “The big lefty made a big impact, hitting for both power and average while handling both corner spots in the infield and a cameo here and there in the outfield. Schanuel is actually a marginal average running back, so the straight-line speed can handle a next-level corner outfield role. The bat is going to be strong enough to play no matter where you sit on the defensive spectrum.

Based on their ranking among prospective writers, the powerhouse Schanuel will likely be available with at least one of M’s top three picks, so there’s a good chance they’ll have a chance to pick him early in the draft.

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Curtis Christianson

Curtis Christianson is the Athletic Director of Concordia Christian Academy. He also works at the Tacoma Rainiers clubhouse during baseball season.

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