2013 Seattle Mariners Prospect No. 15: Joe DeCarlo

Joe DeCarlo, 3B, AZL Mariners (Rookie, average age 19.4 in 2012)

5-10, 205 lbs, 19 years old

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Acquired: 2012 Amateur Draft (2nd Round)

2012 Ranking: Unranked

ETA: 2016

One of the advantages the Mariners had when they drafted Mike Zunino, apparently, was that he was willing to sign for well-below slot money. Doing that allowed the Mariners to sign some of their other picks from the first 10 rounds for well above slot money, and DeCarlo was also the beneficiary of this, as the team had a deal with him lined up before the draft. DeCarlo has legit raw power for a teenager, and though he won’t be able to stick at shortstop, where he played in high school, he’s not such a butcher that he’ll end up at 1B/DH. DeCarlo posted a .165 isolated power in Arizona, and struck out 21.1 percent of hits plate appearances, and walked an impressive 13.9 percent of his plate appearances. DeCarlo could shoot up the Mariners prospect list very quickly, and I’d expect that he’ll receive run a pretty aggressive promotion schedule early in his career if he remains productive.

Potential (of 40): 34

Probability of Success (of 30): 8

Positional value (of 20): 10

Character (of 10): 10

OVERALL: 62

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  • maqman

    I think your prospect list might be a little different than some around, but I like it. You give me more guys to watch this year.

    • http://twitter.com/CaseyMcLain34 Casey McLain

      I was really happy with this year’s draft.