Jarred Kelenic
19-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Mets in June of 2018 that includes a $4.5 million signing bonus. Traded to the Mariners in June of 2018.
Traded to Mariners
OFSeattle Mariners  A
December 3, 2018
Kelenic was traded from the Mets to the Mariners on Monday along with Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Justin Dunn and Gerson Bautista in exchange for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano and cash considerations, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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Kelenic will wind up having spent just a few months with the organization that selected him sixth overall in the 2018 draft. In 56 games at the rookie-ball level, the center fielder hit .286/.371/.468, adding six homers and 15 steals. He's a potential cross-category contributor once he reaches the majors, though that's still several years away.
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Raking in Rookie ball
OFNew York Mets  A
August 24, 2018
Kelenic went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases for Rookie-level Kingsport in Thursday's win over Bristol.
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Hot start to pro career
OFNew York Mets  A
July 13, 2018
Kelenic went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run for Rookie-level Kingsport in Thursday's loss to Greeneville.
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Signs with Mets on Friday
OFNew York Mets  A
June 16, 2018
Kelenic signed a contract with the Mets on Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Goes sixth overall to Mets
OFNew York Mets  A
June 4, 2018
The Mets have selected Kelenic with the sixth overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.
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