After tearing through Low-A ball, former Mets prospect Jarred Kelenic has been promoted by the Mariners to High-A, bringing the 19-year-old outfielder one step closer to the majors.
Kelenic, who the Mets traded during the offseason along with Justin Dunn, Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, and Gerson Bautista in exchange for Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano, and roughly $20 million, hit .303/.391/.564 with 10 homers in 49 games this season before his promotion.
That Kelenic has advanced to High-A this quickly puts him on track to reach Double-A in 2020 and potentially the majors in 2021.
Kelenic doing damage in the minors at a relatively young age hasn't come as a surprise.
When the Mets selected him with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, he was viewed as one of the best pure hitters in the Draft -- and one who already had a very polished approach.
With the Mets in 2018, Kelenic hit .286/.371/.468 with six homers in 56 games split across two rookie-ball levels.