Seattle Mariners top prospect uncorks first professional home runs

Eighteen-year-old Felnin Celesten, who is already the number 5 player in the Seattle Mariners organization, hit his first professional homeruns on Monday evening while playing for the Mariners team in the Arizona Complex League.

According to the Prospect One Podcast group:

Felnin Celesten @Mariners with an absolute BOMB for his first professional home run! watch him adjust and take this high fastball up and to dead center about 430. #ProspectOne

Celesten is a shortstop and is hitting .423 in seven games at the complex level this year. He has an on-base percentage of .516 and six extra-base hits. He even homered twice on Monday night and could rise quickly through the Mariners system.

Per a portion of his MLB.com prospect profile:

Celesten signed for $4.7 million as the No. 2 prospect in MLB Pipeline’s 2023 international class and immediately rose to the top of the organization’s rankings with perhaps as much upside as any position player in the system. In fact, the switch-hitting shortstop is touted to have the highest ceiling of any international shortstop in a decade, including Marco Luciano and Robert Puason. A big factor in that hype was related to his performances in Colombia and the US, along with bigger tournaments in the Dominican Republic against older competition.

While the Mariners have long been built on pitching, the top five prospects (Cole Young, Harry Ford, Colt Emerson, Laz Montes and Celesten) are all position players at this point, which should give M fans hope as the organization desires for consistency. offence.

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