Watch LIVE: Padres-Mariners Spring Breakout

March 23rd, 2024

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Padres and Mariners prospects are going toe to toe in Spring Breakout -- a first-of-its-kind exhibition featuring the top prospects in each farm system -- after their game on March 15 was rained out and rescheduled.

Here’s everything to know about the game.

What is Spring Breakout?
MLB Spring Breakout was a four-day event showcasing baseball’s future: the current stars of Minor League Baseball. The inaugural edition was held from March 14-17 at Grapefruit and Cactus League stadiums during Spring Training. A series of exhibition games were played between teams comprised of each MLB organization’s top prospects, creating a new touchpoint on the baseball calendar that celebrates our sport’s budding talent.

What time is the Padres-Mariners game?
The Spring Breakout game is slated to begin at 1:10 p.m. PT at Peoria Stadium.

How can I tune in?
The game will be available on MLB Digital (MLB.TV,, MLB App),, and Gameday.

Which position player prospects are expected to play?

The San Diego roster is headlined by the top international prospects in each of the past two classes -- catcher Ethan Salas and shortstop Leodalis De Vries. Salas is the team’s top-ranked prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and No. 8 overall. He finished his stay in his first big league camp, a 17-year-old holding his own among longtime big leaguers. De Vries, San Diego's No. 5 prospect, only recently arrived at Padres camp, fresh off signing in January, and the Padres have challenged him straightaway.

Jackson Merrill and Graham Pauley were on the 26-man roster for the Seoul Series and are unavailable to play in Spring Breakout.

This will be the first true opportunity for fans to see the Mariners’ massive wave of young hitters in one place, as nearly all of the hitting prospects that could come to define the next era in Seattle will play. Headlining that group are the familiar faces of Cole Young (Seattle’s No. 1 prospect) and Harry Ford (No. 2), along with Colt Emerson (No. 3) -- the Mariners’ past three first-round Draft picks. But the most intriguing position player is Felnin Celesten (No. 5), who has been touted with as much upside as any Seattle prospect in recent years but missed all of last season with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.

Which pitching prospects are expected to play?

Despite the Dylan Cease trade, San Diego’s Spring Breakout pitching staff remains loaded. The Padres sent three arms to the White Sox in the deal, but they hung onto their top two pitching prospects -- and both of those pitchers, Robby Snelling (No. 36 overall) and Dylan Lesko (No. 56) are slated to pitch.

Here’s the Padres' full Spring Breakout roster.

This will be a great opportunity for Mariners fans to get to know the next wave of pitching talent, which has inadvertently taken a back seat to the mass group of hitters that comprise the top of their pipeline. The two new names to follow are Logan Evans (Seattle’s No. 20 prospect) and Brody Hopkins (No. 26), who were each late-round Draft picks last year. Evans is a towering righty whose stuff has already ticked up significantly after attending the Mariners’ high-performance camp, and Hopkins is a former two-way player who has been touted as arguably the most athletic player in the system. Here’s the Mariners’ full Spring Breakout roster.

Why are certain top prospects not listed on the rosters?
If you don’t see a top prospect on your favorite team’s roster, it is likely because they fall into one of two categories. They are either still in big league camp and battling for a roster spot, or the player is injured or has an injury concern, or they were removed after the game on March 15 was postponed.