SEATTLE MARINERS 2017 PREVIEW

Mariners Preview

The 1-5 portion of Seattle’s lineup has the ability to be very dangerous. Dyson, Segura are speedy guys who hit pretty good averages and get on base. Can see Cano, Cruz and Seager getting their fair share of RBI chances. Decent chance Cano and Cruz if healthy could have almost 200 RBIs between them, that is 200 more runs than the Padres will score all season lol.. 6-9 of the lineup can use some work but overall i like the lineup. Valencia and Ruiz add some depth and options.

Projected Lineup

Player POS AB R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS BB K
1 Jarrod Dyson OF 378 59 2 32 44 0.267 0.327 0.368 0.695 29 53
2 Jean Segura SS 575 82 11 55 27 0.283 0.323 0.407 0.730 26 84
3 Robinson Cano 2B 592 87 27 85 2 0.297 0.347 0.495 0.842 41 83
4 Nelson Cruz DH 563 88 41 96 3 0.290 0.353 0.556 0.909 51 133
5 Kyle Seager 3B 584 82 27 87 4 0.272 0.339 0.476 0.815 53 92
6 Mike Zunino C 328 37 17 48 0 0.216 0.287 0.415 0.702 25 100
7 Dan Vogelbach 1B 332 49 14 60 0 0.259 0.358 0.440 0.798 50 69
8 Leonys Martin OF 474 60 11 41 23 0.247 0.297 0.363 0.660 33 113
9 Benjamin Gamel OF 308 46 4 29 10 0.276 0.326 0.383 0.709 23 64

Let’s look at their rotation.

King Felix is 30 now, I feel like he’s been around forever.
King
career stats of 3.18 ERA , 1.18 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9, 8.4 SO/9…
2016 stats of 3.88, 1.32 WHIP, 3.8 BB/9 7.2 SO/9

King is walking more and striking out less. Watch him closely early, I wouldn’t bet on him until we know what is up.

Iwakuma, Paxton pretty good 2-3 punch. Paxton is solid but allows to many baserunners for my liking and I don’t like his home/road splits.
Bottom of rotation is average at best. Miranda is ok, Smyly I like.

Projected Rotation

Player POS IP W L ERA WHIP K BB SwStrike Fastball
1 Felix Hernandez SP 198 11 11 3.73 1.19 180 64 9.6% 90.5 mph
2 Hisashi Iwakuma SP 171 9 10 3.89 1.21 135 33 7.8% 87.8 mph
3 James Paxton SP 167 10 9 3.34 1.31 154 48 11.7% 96.8 mph
4 Drew Smyly SP 155 7 11 4.24 1.24 151 44 10.5% 90.2 mph
5 Ariel Miranda SP 110 5 8 4.34 1.54 92 48 8.3% 92.6 mph
6 Yovani Gallardo SP 145 6 10 4.41 1.44 103 59 6.4% 89.5 mph
7 Chris Heston SP 69 3 5 4.04 1.41 48 26 12.7% 87.3 mph


Diaz will be solid as the closer 15.3SO/9 is what I like to see from a closer.
Cishek Vincent good solid arms.

Seattle has the ability to do some things no doubt. AL West is pretty stacked with SEA, HOU and TEX fighting. These teams will likely do a lot of beating each other which might lower their season win totals a bit so be careful. Seattle could use some help with bottom of lineup and rotation, if they are around in it around July expect those two things to be addressed. Some are calling for a bounceback from the King, I personally think an ERA in 4s is more likely. He is still an innings eater and will probably be value in fantasy baseball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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