Seattle Mariners

AL West

Erik Swanson allowed one run on two hits, no walks, and five strikeouts on Wednesday against the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Swanson came up big for the Mariners even while they lost. He's allowed three runs through eight innings pitch this season, he's got a solid chance for another start after this good performance.

Category: Game Recaps

Dee Gordon will take a day off and will likely be available from the bench. Dylan Moore will start at second for Gordon.

Fantasy Impact: Gordon is just taking a routine day off, but should be back on Thursday when the Mariners face the Angels. If you are looking to play Dylan Moore in DFS, the 26-year old is slashing .174/.296/.304 so far in 2019.

Mitch Haniger was diagnosed with an illness and will not be available for the Mariners on Tuesday. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haniger should be monitored as things can become a little more tricky with illnesses. Haniger could easily be back on Thursday when the Mariners take on the Angels, but that is not guaranteed. Jay Bruce will play right and bat third in Haniger's place.

Category: Injury Updates

Jay Bruce homers on Tuesday

Wed, Apr 17th 3:37am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a home-run, one RBI, and one run scored on Tuesday against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Bruce's homer was his 8th of the season through just 17 games played. On the downside he's just hitting .175 and his OBP sits at .264, he's a very solid power hitter but that comes with reaching base at a weak rate.

Category: Game Recaps

Tom Murphy went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a single, one RBI, and one strikeout on Tuesday against Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Murphy's only played in five games to this point and has hit 7-for-17 through that time period. He's unlikely to provide much fantasy value barring some injuries.

Category: Game Recaps

Mike Leake allowed two runs on eight hits, no walks, and four strikeouts on Tuesday against the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Leake was pretty solid in the outing, he just received one run of support from Seattle's offense which is why he took the loss. He's got a 3.86 ERA to this point and is a fairly trustworthy option with what appears to be a solid offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Omar Narváez was 2-for-3 Monday with a 355-foot solo homer to deep right-field. The Indians would defeat the Mariners, 6-4.

Fantasy Impact: Narváez' .281 average and seven RBIs standout among widely-available catchers. He's worth keeping and eye on if and when injuries begin to affect the meager "top tier" of fantasy backstops.

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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, two RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: After not being able to get going during 2018 Encarnacion has started 2019 on an outstanding note. He's slashing .298/.414/.579 with five homers, he's worth looking at in fantasy leagues and should continue to play a part in a solid lineup.

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Domingo Santana went 3-for-4 with three singles, one RBI, and one run scored on Monday against the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Santana hasn't looked back with his great start, he's slashing .354/.420/.977 with four homers now. This has the signs of a big time breakout year, he should be picked up in fantasy leagues if he's still available.

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Yusei Kikuchi allowed three runs on five hits, three walks, and five strikeouts through six innings pitched against the Indians on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Kikuchi certainly wasn't bad in the loss as he even recorded a quality start, he didn't get much run support which hurt him. He's off to a decent start with his 4.23 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 20 strikeouts through 27 2/3 innings pitched. He'll look for his first win against the Angels next.

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Anthony Swarzak struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Swarzak logged a clean inning as the Mariners trailed 3-2, which means it wasn't a save situation. The veteran reliever was assumed to be Seattle's everyday closer at one point, but the team continues to mix and match. Still, Swarzak is the best option worth owning right now.

Category: Game Recaps

Marco Gonzales received a no-decision on Sunday versus the Astros, allowing just two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old lefty struck out three and walked two. He is now 4-0 with a 3.19 ERA on the season. Gonzales is on the streaming radar in his next start versus the Angels.

Category: Game Recaps

Felix Hernandez allowed three runs on six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts through six innings pitched on Saturday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: The King looked solid against the loaded Astros lineup. Although he took the loss it wasn't his fault that the Mariners only ended up with one run, he certainly has some gas left in the tank even if it doesn't mean he's not elite anymore. He's got a 4.38 ERA to start the year, next up is a fairly solid matchup against the Angels.

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Wade LeBlanc allowed two runs on on eight hits, one walk, and five strikeouts on Friday against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: LeBlanc left the outing injury due to a strained right muscle, he's expected to miss time. He's likely to head to the 10-day IL, it's unknown who will fill in for him.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps

Daniel Vogelbach went 1-for-4 with a home-run, one walk, one RBI, one run scored, and one strikeout on Thursday against Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: Vogelbach finally hit another home after a crazy long two game drought without one, all jokes aside he's been simply great all season long. He's already hit six homers this season and is slashing .400/.513/1.133 so far, he's worth owning with this incredibly hot hand.

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Connor Sadzeck struck out one hitter through a perfect inning against the Royals to earn his first save of the season on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Sadzeck was called to save in extra innings for Seattle and didn't look back. The save opportunities are going all across the board in Seattle, no reliever is super trustworthy at the moment to close the game.

Category: Game Recaps

Mallex Smith went 2-for-4 with two singles, two RBI, a run scored, a stolen base, and one strikeout against the Royals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Smith's slashing .244/.347/.366 with a homer and five steals through 10 games played to start the season. The hitting isn't great so far however, the five steals is outstanding considering he's just played 10 games so far. He should continue to be a solid contributor as the season progresses.

Category: Game Recaps

Roenis Elias records 2nd save

Thu, Apr 11th 2:23am EDT
By Kamran Hoda

Roenis Elias allowed no runs on one hit, two walks, and no strikeouts on Wednesday against the Royals through one inning pitched to get his 2nd save.

Fantasy Impact: Elias didn't look great in the outing but did get the job done at the end of the day. He's recorded two saves now but still isn't likely to get many save opportunities moving forward for the Mariners.

Category: Game Recaps

Beckham was back in the Seattle lineup against the visiting Kansas City Royals after missing the previous two games with a tight right hamstring. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beckham owners can pencil Beckham back into their fantasy lineups as the shortstop looks to build upon what has been a solid start to the season. Beckham comes into Wednesday batting .400 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and an AL-leading 13 runs scored.

Category: Injury Updates

Seattle Mariners reliever Hunter Strickland has been placed on the 60-day IL with a Grade 2 lat strain. Strickland does not currently have a timeline for his recovery, and placing him on the 60-day IL opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently-acquired right-hander Connor Sadzeck. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Strickland can be stashed in leagues with rosters for injured lists deep enough to accommodate a lengthy absence, as he could return to a late-inning role for the Mariners in a few months. With no clear front-runner, the Mariners figure to go with a committee at closer for at least the short term.

Category: Injury Updates