Jarred Kelenic
21-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Seattle Mariners AAA
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was a stretch during summer camp in July where Kelenic was not only the prospect du jour, but the talk of the entire baseball world. Videos of his sweet left-handed home run swing were going viral and people were clamoring for him to make the big-league roster. He would have debuted in a 162-game season, but the rebuilding Mariners kept him at the alternate training site throughout the shortened season. With a good spring training, Kelenic will set himself up for a service-time manipulating April call-up or a long-term extension that would facilitate an Opening Day debut. He should assume a prominent spot in the lineup from day one and has five-category upside as a rookie. He could very reasonably go 25/15 during his age-21/22 season, but projecting his batting average and OBP is a more difficult assignment. The draft day price tag figures to only increase as we near the start of the season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a $4.5 million contract with the Mets in June of 2018. Traded to the Mariners in December of 2018.
Heating up at Tacoma
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 15, 2021
Kelenic is 3-for-8 with a pair of solo home runs, a walk, two stolen bases and four runs over his last two games for Triple-A Tacoma.
ANALYSIS
Kelenic's second tour of duty with the Rainiers essentially picked up where his forgettable first major-league tenure left off -- namely, with plenty of swing-and-misses and an overall lack of production. However, after going 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in his first two games back in the minors, Kelenic seems to be rediscovering the stroke he displayed earlier in the season with Tacoma. The Mariners are still likely committed to an extended stint at the Triple-A level for their prized prospect, considering how evident his need for additional seasoning was during his time with the big-league club.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
1
2
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+90%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+90%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .231 26 0 0 1 0 .115 .115 .115
Since 2019vs Right .440 66 7 2 5 3 .088 .212 .228
2021vs Left .231 26 0 0 1 0 .115 .115 .115
2021vs Right .440 66 7 2 5 3 .088 .212 .228
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+19%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .404 55 4 1 3 3 .102 .200 .204
Since 2019Away .339 37 3 1 3 0 .088 .162 .176
2021Home .404 55 4 1 3 3 .102 .200 .204
2021Away .339 37 3 1 3 0 .088 .162 .176
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jarred Kelenic compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.31
 
BB Rate
8.7%
 
K Rate
28.3%
 
BABIP
.109
 
ISO
.096
 
AVG
.096
 
OBP
.185
 
SLG
.193
 
OPS
.378
 
wOBA
.180
 
Exit Velocity
80.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.6%
 
Barrels/PA
5.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Kelenic has lived up to his billing as the top prep hitter from the 2018 draft, and after climbing from Low-A to Double-A in his first full season, he will soon be knocking on the door of the majors. Acquired from the Mets in last offseason's Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz trade, Kelenic was supposed to be an average runner with a hit-over-power profile, but he seems faster (20-for-27 on SB attempts) and more intent on pulling the ball out to right field. His 17.9 LD% and 52.2 Pull% at Double-A would be concerning marks if it weren't his third level of his age-19/20 season. Still, it is worth tracking how he performs against upper-level pitching now that he can't just hunt fastballs in hitter's counts. A back injury limited him to three games in the Arizona Fall League. The Mariners had an overly aggressive promotion schedule for him last year and there's no reason to expect that to stop in 2020 if he performs.
The Mets cashed out Kelenic before his full-season debut -- if they had not, Seattle reportedly would not have included Edwin Diaz in the deal. Through 12 games in the GCL, he looked like the best player from the 2018 draft. That production was unsustainable (.514 BABIP, 58.3 Pull%), but it made him the talk of the prospect community. The No. 6 overall pick was promoted to the Appy League, where his production normalized and we got a better sense of his true talent. He showed plus speed (11-for-12 on SB attempts), hit for power (.178 ISO) and demonstrated a good handle of the strike zone (11.0 BB%, 19.5 K%). The rep on Kelenic coming into the draft was that he may be the best prep hitter in the class. He had reverse splits (.256/.340/.426 in 200 PA vs. RHP, .409/.490/.636 in 51 PA vs. LHP), which will be something to track at Low-A. Using the whole field more often will allow him to reach his ceiling as a five-category OF2.
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First hit since return to minors
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 12, 2021
Kelenic went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run in Triple-A Tacoma's win over Sacramento on Friday.
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Optioned to Triple-A Tacoma
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 7, 2021
Kelenic was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
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Not starting Sunday
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 6, 2021
Kelenic is not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Angels.
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Sits Wednesday
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
June 2, 2021
Kelenic is not starting Wednesday's game against the Athletics.
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Notches third steal
OFSeattle Mariners  AAA
May 31, 2021
Kelenic went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning win over Oakland.
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