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Seattle Mariners 2020 Fantasy Baseball Preview

by Michael Waterloo | @MichaelWaterloo | Featured Writer
Apr 9, 2020

Michael Waterloo breaks down the 2020 Seattle Mariners from a fantasy perspective

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Welcome back to our 2020 team-by-team previews. Today we will be checking on a team with a lot of fantasy question marks this year, the Seattle Mariners.

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Starting Lineup

# NAME POS
1 Shed Long 2B
2 J.P. Crawford SS
3 Kyle Seager 3B
4 Tom Murphy C
5 Daniel Vogelbach DH
6 Kyle Lewis RF
7 Jake Fraley LF
8 Evan White 1B
9 Mallex Smith CF

 

Quick notes: There is a lot of uncertainty with this group, but what do we know is that Evan White is going to play every day at first base after his contract extension. He doesn’t have huge upside but is a fine floor play for a corner infield spot. Dee Gordon shouldn’t be drafted, as it’s Shed Long’s job at second base now. He has sneaky sleeper appeal in a world where sleepers don’t exist anymore. Mitch Haniger could be back this year, but we don’t know when.

Pitching Rotation

# NAME R/L
1 L
2 Yusei Kikuchi L
3 Justus Sheffield L
4 R
5 R

 

Quick notes: This is one of the worst rotations in baseball. Marco Gonzales can’t miss any bats, which makes his margin for error very slim. Yusei Kikuchi could have a good sophomore season after disappointing in his first season in the states. His velocity was up in Spring Training. Can Taijuan Walker capture some of the “Prince Taijuan” magic that he had in his first go-around in Seattle?

Bullpen

Quick notes: Your guess is as good as anyone’s here. If there’s one dart throw to take, it’s on Carl Edwards Jr.

Prospects

Other Helpful Fantasy Info

  • Park Factor: 90.9 for runs, 94.7 for homers, 97.1 for singles, 83.8 for doubles, 71.6 for triples
  • Green Light Rating: High
  • Likeliest 2020 roster moves: Trading Kyle Seager to the Atlanta Braves or Washington Nationals for prospects.
  • Bold Fantasy Prediction: Shed Long posts a 12/25 season as the everyday second baseman.
  • Bland Fantasy Prediction: Mallex Smith loses his starting job and is never heard from again.

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