Seattle Mariners Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Mariners Lineup

None-None, in AL West

The Seattle Mariners weren't expected to make a lot of noise in the AL West. The problem was they made even less. Over the last handful of seasons, they have gutted the middle of their batting order. To date, they haven't found a source of power to replace these lost bats. The Mariners played six games under their expectations last year, and some envision them having even more problems in 2020. Their batting order is a list of who's that players from top to bottom. Only at third base is there any name recognition.

There is another looming problem. Seven Seattle hitters are projected to bat under .250. In addition, every projected starting hitter is estimated to strike out more than 100 times. This doesn't bode well for offensive efficiency. Now we look at the five-man rotation that Seattle is showing. There isn't a single starter that projects top-20 in the American League. Only their number-one ace is projected to win more games than he loses. There are a couple of youngsters who might improve Seattle's pending fortunes, but don't expect it to be much.

Mariners Starting Lineup

1. E. White , (R), 1B
2. S. Long , (L), 2B
3. K. Seager , (L), 3B
4. T. Murphy , (R), C
5. M. Smith , (L), CF
6. K. Lewis , (R), LF
7. J. Fraley , (L), RF
8. J. Crawford , (L), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Marco Gonzales M. Gonzales (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Marco Gonzales M. Gonzales (L)
83
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter
1B Evan White E. White (R)
2B Shed Long S. Long (L)
3B Kyle Seager K. Seager (L)
C Tom Murphy T. Murphy (R)
CF Mallex Smith M. Smith (L)
LF Kyle Lewis K. Lewis (R)
RF Jake Fraley J. Fraley (L)
SS J.P. Crawford J. Crawford (L)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Evan White E. White (R)
61
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Shed Long S. Long (L)
68
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Kyle Seager K. Seager (L)
76
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Tom Murphy T. Murphy (R)
70
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Mallex Smith M. Smith (L)
65
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Kyle Lewis K. Lewis (R)
63
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Jake Fraley J. Fraley (L)
62
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS J.P. Crawford J. Crawford (L)
68
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Seattle Mariners Pitching Analysis

We might want to know who their newest signing is, mainly because he is a pitcher that is jumping right into the rotation. Yusei Kikuchi is a 27-year-old left-hander from Japan, and had a 3.08 ERA in 2018, and in 2017 he had a 1.97 ERA. These are all numbers from overseas, but he has some potential. Safeco is a positive place to pitch, and by the names around him, he also benefits from having a sneaky good defense. Seattle is going to suffer a bit because they don’t have James Paxton anymore, and that is disappointing for a team that could still compete with a better rotation. With Felix Hernandez not what he used to be, this rotation is going to likely fall in the bottom half, or possibly league average. This is a rotation that doesn’t have a strikeout arm, and while they traded for Justus Sheffield, he seems to need a lot more seasoning before being a full-time big league pitcher. Seattle finished 17th in team ERA last season, and that number might be going lower.

Marco Gonzales was a flyball pitcher who got the luxury of pitching in Safeco, but he made some changes that opened up more strikeouts and quality starts. Projections like those changes and he is one of two starters projected for under a four ERA in Seattle. Kikuchi is the other one, projected for a 3.90 ERA. Mike Leake and Hernandez are two pitch to contact right-handers that are not doing a great job at getting guys out of the last few seasons. This is a major issue for Seattle, and the same goes for Wade LeBlanc on the backend. All three are projected for an ERA over four, but Hernandez is really expected to become one of the league’s worst. What was once a top tier ace, Hernandez has fallen off and has not been able to adjust to lower velocity pitching. Sheffield should gets some starts this season, but productive ones are not projected. He is a bit wild, and his strikeout stuff was hyped more as he was coming up through the minors.