Hard work and an improved mental approach have Cade Marlowe on the doorstep to Seattle
From a potential biology career, the Savannah Bananas, and getting selected in the 20th round, Cade Marlowe's journey to the Mariners has been anything but normal.
Cade Marlowe has made a name for himself during his time in the Mariners’ system. President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto called Marlowe a “five tool player” this offseason, and many who have seen him in person agree. His road to professional baseball hasn’t been straight, but through hard work and development, Marlowe has turned himself into one of the best hitters in all of minor league baseball.
Marlowe is in his fourth year in the Mariners’ system, but he could just as easily be in medical school.
“Growing up I always thought I wanted to be a doctor. My mom really wanted me to be a doctor,” Marlowe said with a laugh. He followed this passion for most of his time in college, studying Biology at West Georgia.
Growing up in Tifton, Georgia, Marlowe accepted an offer to play at West Georgia. Marlowe ended up playing four years for the Wolves, a Division II school located about 3 hours from his hometown.
Growing up Marlowe had a passion for science and math and didn’t really see a career in baseball until a summer with the Savannah Bananas. The Bananas are well known for their crazy in-game stunts and entertaining style of play, but it was here Marlowe first got noticed.