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.
Let’s look at their rotation.
King Felix is 30 now, I feel like he’s been around forever.
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.
|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.