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Prospect Profile: Mariners SP Justus Sheffield

Justus Sheffield was the key player for the Seattle Mariners in the trade that sent James Paxton to the New York Yankees. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

In the spirit of trying to keep things fresh and provide you with more well-rounded prospect content, this piece will look a bit unconventional compared to that of the other profiles you will see throughout the year. From time to time, I will break down a prospect's tools and performance for select games. I am not a scout, but I've been around the block enough to make some educated observations that will hopefully help you in making better-informed decisions regarding your future rosters. This will allow us to look beyond the numbers and the box scores, where every hit is a line drive and every strikeout is a devastating swing-and-miss punchout.

Quick Background

Justus Sheffield made his third start of the 2019 season for the Tacoma Rainiers on Wednesday. After two disappointing starts, the left-hander turned in a quality performance against the El Paso Chihuahuas -- who moonlighted as the El Paso Diablos for some reason in this game.