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Mariners’ prospect Tyler O’Neill picked for Fall Stars Game

Mariners outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill was picked to play Saturday in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game.
Mariners outfield prospect Tyler O’Neill was picked to play Saturday in the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game.

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.

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

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