Want a chance to make your own assessment on Mariners outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill? Tune in Saturday to MLB Network for its telecast of the Arizona Fall League’s all-star game.
O’Neill was selected Monday to play for the West Division club in the annual Fall Stars Game, which starts at 5:08 p.m. Pacific time Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.
The rosters were selected by scouting and farm directors from every major-league club in consultation with AFL director Steve Cobb and his baseball personnel staff.
O’Neill, 21, is batting .313 (15-for-48) in 11 games for the Peoria Javelinas with three homers and nine RBIs. He was the only Mariners’ prospect selected for the Fall Stars Game.
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Baseball America published a scouting report Monday that declared: "O’Neill has all the tools to be a solid-average outfielder at the major league level with the ability to hit in the .260-.280 range with doubles and home-run power."
The Mariners previously picked O’Neill as its minor-league hitter of the year after he batted .293 in 130 games at Double-A Jackson with 24 homers and 102 RBIs.
Bob Dutton: @TNT_Mariners