Jarred Kelenic Seattle Mariners

Age: 22 (July 16, 1999) | 6' 1" | 196lbs. Minors: of-62 lf-5 cf-44 rf-13 dh-5 ph-1
SEA A 2019 50 191 33 59 25 45 14 3 11 29 7 4 .309 .394 .586 11 21 .356 n/a
SEA A+ 2019 46 169 36 49 17 49 13 1 6 22 10 3 .290 .353 .485 9 26 .368 n/a
SEA AA 2019 21 83 11 21 8 17 4 1 6 17 3 0 .253 .315 .542 9 18 .246 n/a
SEA AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
SEA AAA 2021 30 125 29 40 15 22 9 1 9 28 6 1 .320 .392 .624 10 15 .323 n/a
SEA AL 2021 93 337 41 61 36 106 13 1 14 43 6 4 .181 .265 .350 10 28 .216 43/16/42 4 4
Career 2yrs 93 337 41 61 36 106 13 1 14 43 6 4 .181 .265 .350 10 28 .216 n/a
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Jarred Kelenic, OF, Triple-A Tacoma (Mariners) — Kelenic has quickly put to rest any worries that his rough major league debut would sidetrack him. The 21-year-old outfielder went 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs to lead Triple-A Tacoma to a 15-7 rout of Reno on Monday night. After going 8-for-83 (.096) in his first stint in the majors, Kelenic went 0-for-8 in his first two games back with Tacoma. Since then, he’s batting .333 with seven doubles, seven home runs, 22 RBIs and as many walks (12) as strikeouts in his last 21 games.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 6

After an ofer in his debut, his mom and dad were back in the stands.

Stathead Spotlight: Jarred Kelenic

Players with a game of 3 extra-base hits (at least 1 of them a HR) within their first 2 career games (since 1901)

2 Jarred Kelenic2021‑05‑14SEACLE21
2 Francisco Arcia2018‑07‑28LAASEA21
2 Yasiel Puig2013‑06‑04LADSDP12
1J .P. Arencibia2010‑08‑07TORTBR12
1 Kazuo Matsui2004‑04‑06NYMATL21
1 Mark Quinn1999‑09‑14 (2)KCRANA12
Craig Wilson1998‑09‑05CHWNYY21
2 Manny Ramirez1993‑09‑03CLENYY12
2 Curt Blefary1965‑04‑17BALBOS12
Spider Jorgensen1947‑04‑17BROBSN21

See the full list at Stathead.com's Batting Game Finder

Alex Patton Alex
May 15

No home runs yesterday, but he did find a way to go 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a couple of runs scored. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
May 8

Down how long?

Jarred Kelenic, OF, Triple-A Tacoma — Kelenic, the Mariners' No. 2 prospect and one of the best overall prospects in the game, hit his first home run of the season on Monday night. A few innings later, he hit a second home run.

Alex Patton Alex
May 7

Sent down.

There's a reasonable argument for sending him down (92 PA in the high minors) for another 300-400 PA in the minors even without the pandemic, and the impact the pandemic had (and is continuing to have) on player development certainly matters as well. But if the Mariners are just going to bring him up in mid-April or whatever, then this is all nonsense.

If pre-pandemic, MLB and ownership had not gamed service time, I'd probably be defending their decisions to send players down to the alternate sites right now based on the things I cited above. But they don't deserve the benefit of the doubt, for obvious reasons.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 27

The now-former CEO has admitted the team is engaging in service time manipulation against Kelenic and Logan Gilbert in retaliation for their failure to sign long-term deals buying out their arbitration seasons.  Evan White signed his deal so he was up last season.

The CEO resigned (under threat of removal) after a wide-ranging offensive talk to the Rotary Club. Not only did he admit to service time manipulation, but he was critical of both Japanese and Latin American players' ability to speak English.  Twenty year old Julio Rodriguez, the team's other top prospect took it personally, as he should have.  He was named as one of the poor English speakers.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 24

The second reason for optimism in the Pacific Northwest.

  • 2.
  • Jarred Kelenic
  • OF
  • Born: 1999-07-16
  • B: Left
  • T: Left
  • H: 6′ 1″
  • W: 190 lbs.
  • Drafted sixth overall by the New York Mets in the 2018 draft, Waukesha West HS (Waukesha, WI); signed for $4.5 million. Acquired from the Mets for Edwin Díaz and Robinson Canó.


The Report: Kelenic has a classic lefty swing. He’s got a very good chance to be at least a plus hit, plus power player based on his improved bat path and move to the ball. He has an advanced plate approach, and because of that and how quickly he advanced in 2019, we’re confident he’ll hit in the majors, about as confident as we can be for a prospect who hasn’t played in the majors yet and has fewer than 100 plate appearances in the upper minors.

Kelenic is a plus runner at present, and combined with his plus arm he has a shot to remain in center field long term. He’s going to have to improve routes and closing instincts to stick there long term, and with all the competition in the Seattle outfield picture it’s quite possible he ends up in a corner anyway. He’d project extremely well in either right or left.

Development Track: We are not at all down on Kelenic even though he’s no longer the top prospect in the system. He’s moving up, not down, on the Top 101 list. Seattle had one of the more open alternate site and instructs setups, posting quite a bit of video and TrackMan data on their team social media accounts, and nothing we saw has us down on Kelenic at all. He’s still on track to be a great player and be up next year. We just have an even better (if only slightly so) projection on Rodríguez right now.

OFP: 70 / All-Star outfielder 

Variance: Medium. Low on the bat in and of itself, higher on the chance that he has to slide to a corner, where hitting a 70 OFP is a really high offensive bar. —Jarrett Seidler

Major league ETA: 2021

Mark Barry’s Fantasy Take: Though I also like Rodríguez slightly more, I wouldn’t really put up too much of a fight if you prefer Kelenic for your fantasy roster. Kelenic is a great hitter, he’s polished, and he might even steal 15 bases for you, at least in the short term. Both of these two are top-five options in dynasty, which is pretty exciting if you’re a Mariners fan.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 24

No. 9 on last year's top 100 prospects list from BA, Kelenic moved up No. 4 this year, right behind a teammate.

Headshot 2021 Jarred Kelenic 98681 Mlb

Jarred Kelenic


Final 2020 Ranking: 9 
Tools: Hit: 70 | Power: 60 | Run: 55 | Fielding: 50 | Arm: 60 
Skinny: With a sweet swing, growing power and a ceaseless drive to win, Kelenic should join Rodriguez as a star in the Mariners outfield for years to come.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 19