The Seattle Mariners can always use some offense, and luckily for them, they have a big time power prospect in outfielder Tyler O’Neill. This Canadian tank has blasted 70 dongs in 325 minor-league games and is widely regarded as one of the Ms’ best young players.
Age 21, third round pick in 2013 from high school in Canada; hit .293/.374/.508 with 24 homers, 62 walks, 12 steals, 150 whiffs in 492 at-bats in Double-A; 65 power, maybe even a 70, due to outstanding bat speed and strength; has improved reads on breaking balls but still strikes out a lot, threatening to impede batting average and OBP at higher levels; that said, if he can hit .250-.260 the power will be enough to play regularly and he’s shown ability to make adjustments
Tyler played on Team Canada’s WBC team and also blasted a home run off Clayton Kershaw this spring — we’ll be seeing him soon.
Sadly for Pacific Northwest jersey chasers, he’s already taken by fellow Canadian Stephanie Beck.