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Mariners top prospect OF Julio Rodriguez is dealing with quad discomfort in the Dominican Winter League. (Source: Escogido Baseball on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez left Tuesday's game with the discomfort. He's playing in order to get some live game action since he suffered a hairline wrist fracture over the summer. The 19-year-old is widely considered one of the best prospects in baseball.

Category: Injury Updates


Mitch Haniger, who missed the entirety of the 2020 season with a back injury, is currently back to full strength and has started to incorporate baseball activities into his workout routine according to Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former 2018 All Star has missed a ton of games over the last two years, including all of the 2020 season, due to a ruptured testicle, a core injury, and a back issue. The Mariners are optimistic that he can get back on the diamond this winter as he ramps up towards spring training in 2021. He will likely start in the outfield to begin next season if he can remain healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Lewis took home the 2020 American League Rookie of the Year award on Monday. (Source: Bobby Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lewis received all 30 first place votes and finished with 150 points while fellow outfielder Luis Robert finished in second place with 83 points. Lewis finished the shortened season with a .262/.364/.437 batting line to go along with 11 home runs, 28 RBI, and five stolen bases. He is the first Mariner to take home the award since Ichiro Suzuki won it back in 2001.


The Seattle Mariners declined their 2021 club option for RHP Kendall Graveman. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The option was worth $3.5 million so the Mariners are instead paying a $500,000 buyout. Shannon Dryer of ESPN notes that Seattle remains interested in bringing Graveman back, however. The 29-year-old mostly pitched out of the bullpen this past season.

Category: Transactions


The Mariners declined Dee Strange-Gordon's 2021 club option. (Source: Shannon Drayer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was expected considering the option was worth $14 million. Gordon posted a weak .481 OPS in 33 games in 2020, and he'll likely have to settle for an incentive based one-year contract in free agency. His fantasy baseball glory days are behind him.

Category: Transactions


Matt Magill elects free agency

Thu, Oct 22nd 6:19pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Mariners RHP Matt Magill elected to become a free agent. (Source: Mariners PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Magill was sent outright to Triple-A but will instead look to sign with a different organization this offseason. He posted a 6.10 ERA in 11 appearances this past summer.

Category: Transactions


Mariners RHP Carl Edwards Jr. has elected to become a free agent. (Source: Mariners PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Edwards was sent outright to Triple-A but will instead look to sign with a different organization this offseason. He dealt with injuries this year and pitched just 4 2/3 innings. He could serve in middle relief for a club come 2021.

Category: Transactions


Mallex Smith elected to become a free agent after being outrighted off the Mariners 40-man roster back in early September. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith led all of baseball with 46 steals back in 2019 but only appeared in 14 games in 2020, registering a .133/.170/.178 batting line before being designated for assignment. His speed will get him an opportunity with another club next spring.

Category: Transactions


C Tom Murphy's broken foot is not fully healed. No other course of action has been taken, but he will try to fully recover for the 2021 campaign. (Source: Shannon Dryer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Murphy missed of all the 2020 season due to a broken bone he suffered in his left foot during summer camp. He is still not fully healed from the injury and will look to be ready by the time Spring Training rolls around. Murphy is expected to be in a timeshare with Luis Torrens behind the plate for 2021.

Category: Injury Updates


Ty France went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Mariners 6-2 loss to the A's on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: France and J.P. Crawford were the only Mariners to pick up hits for the Mariners as Frankie Montas whiffed 13 in his stellar start. France was a solid acquisition for Seattle at the trade deadline and he'll find his way into the starting lineup next season as long as he continues to hit. Between the Padres and Mariners, France clocked a .305/.368/.468 with four home runs and 23 RBI across 141 at-bats.

Category: Game Recaps


J.P. Crawford went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mariners 6-2 loss to the A's in the regular season finale on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Crawford and Ty France were the only Mariners to pick up multiple hits as Frankie Montas struck out 13 in his sterling outing. The shortstop finishes the season with a .255/.336/.338 batting line to go along with two home runs and 24 RBI across 204 at-bats. He will enter spring training as the prohibitive favorite to start at shortstop for Seattle.

Category: Game Recaps


Marco Gonzales was handed a no-decision on Sunday when he allowed two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk across five innings in the Mariners 6-2 loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzales wasn't his usual efficient self as it took him 97 pitches--64 strikes--to get through five innings of work. The southpaw still put together an excellent season for the rebuilding Mariners going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and a 64:7 K/BB ratio across 69 2/3 innings (11 starts). He'll be worth of a mid round pick in fantasy drafts next season as he looks to take another step forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Evan White went a combined 3-for-7 with a home run, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in the Mariners doubleheader against the A's on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: White went 0-for-3 in Game 1 but came alive in Game 2 smacking a solo home run and a double while picking up a pair of RBI. The rookie first baseman experienced some growing pains this year but flashed his talent, especially defensively, for the rebuilding Mariners. He enters the final game of the regular season with a .180/.258/.354 batting line to go along with eight home runs and 26 RBI across 178 at-bats. Despite his struggles the M's will stick with him going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Seager went a combined 2-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI, three runs scored, and two walks in the Mariners doubleheader against the A's on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Seager cracked his first long ball, a two-run shot, off Lou Trivino in Game 1 and then blasted a solo shot off James Kaprielian in Game 2. The veteran third baseman put together a resurgent season in Seattle this year with a .246/.361/.442 batting line to go along with a nine home runs and a team-high 40 RBI across 199 at-bats. He was an option to get moved at the trade deadline but the rebuilding Mariners reportedly like his veteran presence in the clubhouse and it would have been difficult to eat his contract.

Category: Game Recaps


Justin Dunn did enough to secure his fourth win of the year on Saturday when he allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks across five innings in Game 2 of the Mariners doubleheader with the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Dunn allowed a couple of home runs to Robbie Grossman but was given plenty of run support to pick up his fourth win of the season. The 25-year old was up and down this year but that was to be expected in his first "full" MLB season. He registered a 4-1 record with a 4.34 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and a 38:31 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings (10 starts). If Dunn could cut down on the walks he makes for an intriguing late round flyer in 2021 drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Justus Sheffield took a no-decision in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the A's when he allowed just one run on five hits with two walks and one strikeout over five innings in the Mariners win.

Fantasy Impact: Sheffield didn't rack up many strikeouts in this one but he was able to hold down the powerful Oakland offense to just one run via a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. The young left-hander had a very encouraging season for the Mariners, registering a 4-3 record, 3.58 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 48:20 K/BB ratio across 55 1/3 innings (10 starts). He's worthy of a mid-to-late round pick in mixed league drafts next season as he looks to make another jump in his career.

Category: Game Recaps


Joey Gerber took a blown save and a loss on Friday when he surrendered three runs, two earned, on two hits over 2/3 inning in the Mariners 3-1 extra innings loss to the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Gerber entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, with a designated runner on second, to protect a slim 1-0 lead. He got the first two batters out before Ramon Laureano tied the game with an RBI double. Mark Canha was the next batter and took him deep for the 3-1 walk off victory. Gerber was one of many Seattle relievers to struggle this season. He owns a 4.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 6:5 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings. He blew his only save opportunity of the year on Friday but did register five holds.

Category: Game Recaps


Yusei Kikuchi took a no-decision on Friday when he surrendered no runs on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks over six innings in the Mariners 3-1 loss to the A's in extra-innings.

Fantasy Impact: Kikuchi was able to finish his disappointing season on a high-note by shutting down the playoff bound Athletics over six scoreless frames. The 29-year old showed little improvement from his lackluster 2019 season in which he registered a 5.46 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. He ends the 2020 season with a 2-4 record to go along with a 5.17 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 47:20 K/BB ratio across 47 innings (nine starts). The left-hander can't be pleased with his career thus far in the major leagues and it's highly doubtful the Mariners are happy with his performance, either.

Category: Game Recaps


Yoshihisa Hirano picked up the save on Wednesday when he allowed two runs on three hits while striking out one and walking one in the Mariners 3-2 win over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Hirano battled some adversity en route to picking up his fourth save of the year. He entered to protect a 3-0 lead and promptly walked Kyle Tucker to start things off. He then recorded two straight outs before giving up a double and back-to-back singles. He whiffed Jose Altuve to end drama and secure the win. Hirano has been pretty shaky as the Mariners closer but he's a perfect 4-for-4 in save chances to go along with a 3.75 ERA and 1.75 WHIP. The win kept the M's slim playoff hopes alive.

Category: Game Recaps


Nick Margevicius secured his second win of the year on Wednesday when he allowed three hits while striking out four and walking three over six scoreless innings in the Mariners 3-2 over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Margevicius twirled what was easily his best start of the season, shutting down the Astros over six frames while firing 94 pitches, 55 of which were strikes. He put a lot of balls in play and the M's defense put in the work behind him. The 24-year old finishes the regular season with a 4.57 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 36:14 K/BB ratio across 41 1/3 innings (10 appearances, seven starts). He'll fight for a backend rotation spot in Spring 2021.

Category: Game Recaps