Seattle Mariners

Stadium: Safeco Field | Manager: Lloyd McClendon
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Mariners.2446341363.17
AL West Division3rd4th4th1st
American League 9th11th8th1st
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D. Ackley
R. Weeks
J. Jones
S. Romero
E. Chavez
L. Morrison
A. Jackson
J. Jones
J. Ruggiano
D. Ackley
E. Chavez
S. Smith
J. Ruggiano
Rickie Weeks
E. Chavez
K. Seager
B. Miller
W. Bloomquist
B. Miller
C. Taylor
W. Bloomquist
Rotation
1. F. Hernandez
2. H. Iwakuma
3. J. Paxton
4. T. Walker
5. J. Happ
6. R. Elias
R. Cano
B. Miller
R. Weeks
W. Bloomquist
L. Morrison
J. Montero
DH
N. Cruz
J. Montero
L. Morrison
DL
None
M. Zunino
J. Baker
J. Sucre
  Bullpen
F. Rodney (CL)
Y. Medina
D. Farquhar
T. Wilhelmsen
C. Furbush
D. Leone
E. Ramirez
C. Smith
M. Kickham
Last Updated: 02/13/2015
 
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Last Five Games
9/28 vs. LAA
A. JacksonCF
D. AckleyLF
R. Cano2B
K. MoralesDH
K. Seager3B
L. Morrison1B
M. SaundersRF
M. ZuninoC
C. TaylorSS
 
9/27 vs. LAA
A. JacksonCF
D. AckleyLF
R. Cano2B
K. MoralesDH
K. Seager3B
L. Morrison1B
C. DenorfiaRF
M. ZuninoC
C. TaylorSS
 
9/26 vs. LAA
A. JacksonCF
D. AckleyLF
R. Cano2B
K. Seager3B
K. MoralesDH
L. Morrison1B
M. SaundersRF
M. ZuninoC
C. TaylorSS
 
9/25 vs. TOR
A. JacksonCF
C. TaylorSS
R. CanoDH
K. Morales1B
K. Seager3B
L. MorrisonLF
M. SaundersRF
M. ZuninoC
B. Miller2B
 
9/24 vs. TOR
A. JacksonCF
D. AckleyLF
R. Cano2B
K. Morales1B
K. Seager3B
L. MorrisonRF
C. HartDH
M. ZuninoC
C. TaylorSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. ChavezDH.276223
J. JonesCF.25009
R. Cano2B.3141482
K. Seager3B.2682596
L. Morrison1B.2621138
M. ZuninoC.1992260
M. SaundersRF.273834
D. AckleyLF.2451465
B. MillerSS.2211036
 
Notes
  • 138 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
A. JacksonCF
D. AckleyLF
R. Cano2B
K. Seager3B
K. MoralesDH
L. Morrison1B
M. SaundersRF
M. ZuninoC
B. MillerSS
3 Game(s)
A. JacksonCF
D. AckleyLF
R. Cano2B
K. MoralesDH
K. Seager3B
L. Morrison1B
C. DenorfiaRF
M. ZuninoC
C. TaylorSS
2 Game(s)
E. ChavezRF
J. JonesCF
R. Cano2B
K. Seager3B
L. MorrisonDH
J. Smoak1B
D. AckleyLF
B. MillerSS
M. ZuninoC
2 Game(s)
J. JonesCF
S. RomeroRF
R. Cano2B
C. HartDH
J. Smoak1B
K. Seager3B
D. AckleyLF
M. ZuninoC
B. MillerSS
2 Game(s)
E. ChavezLF
J. JonesCF
R. Cano2B
K. Seager3B
M. ZuninoC
D. AckleyDH
C. GillespieRF
B. MillerSS
W. Bloomquist1B

 
 

Seth Smith, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.2665512481
 
John Baker, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.19290150
 
Position Breakdown
C - 1
Robinson Cano, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.31477148210
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 150, DH - 8
Yoervis Medina, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5357.02.68060
 
Jesus Sucre, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
21.2134050
 
Position Breakdown
C - 21
Rickie Weeks, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.274368293
 
News
The Mariners plan on using a platoon in left field this season, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed the news, saying Rickie Weeks would mostly play left field this season. While that means Dustin Ackley's playing time will be reduced, McClendon said the club wasn't trying to send a message when it signed Weeks. "We’re trying to get better, and Rickie Weeks is a good player that can help us win ballgames," he said. "So I think the combination of both of those guys out there should produce a very productive left field."

Weeks was used as a platoon player last season, and put up strong numbers. The 32-year-old hit .274/.357/.452 over 252 at-bats. 

Ackley, 26, hit .245/.293/.398 over 502 at-bats. 

Endy Chavez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
80.276222235
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 60, DH - 13
Chris Taylor, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.28716095
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 47
News
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Thursday it is going to be tough to keep Chris Taylor and Brad Miller on the roster. The duo are competing for the starting shortstop job this spring.

“They both saw significant time last year and only one of them can play short as this team shapes up,” McClendon said, per MLB.com. “I like both guys. They both bring a lot to the table. I think Chris is probably a little bit ahead of the game defensively and Brad is probably ahead of the game offensively. It’s a nice combination and let’s see what happens. … If we don’t have injuries, I doubt that we can take them both.”

Jesus Montero, #63
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.2351120
 
Carson Smith, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
108.10.00010
 
Kyle Seager, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
159.2687125967
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 157, DH - 1
James Jones, #99
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.250460927
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 98, DH - 5
Nelson Cruz, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
159.27187401084
 
Justin Ruggiano, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
81.281296282
 
Danny Farquhar, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3171.02.66181
 
Charlie Furbush, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1542.13.61151
 
Mike Zunino, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.1995122600
 
Position Breakdown
C - 130, DH - 1
Tom Wilhelmsen, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3279.12.27172
 
James Paxton, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
6474.03.042959
 
Injuries
Forearm - Out until at least early March (Updated - 2/23/15)
News
Mariners pitcher James Paxton is scheduled to start playing catch Monday as he recovers from a forearm injury, pitching coach Rick Waits said Saturday.

Paxton, who went 6-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 74 innings pitched in 2014, is building toward throwing a bullpen session and Waits wants to see him get to five innings pitched in the Cactus League.

J.A. Happ, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1111158.04.2251133
 
News
Mariners pitcher J.A. Happ is working on his changeup and hoping to use it more this season, pitching coach Rick Waits said Saturday.

Happ went 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA in 158 innings pitched in 2014 with 133 strikeouts.

Stefen Romero, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
72.192193110
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 49, DH - 14
Dustin Ackley, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
143.2456414658
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 133, DH - 8
News
The Mariners plan on using a platoon in left field this season, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed the news, saying Rickie Weeks would mostly play left field this season. While that means Dustin Ackley's playing time will be reduced, McClendon said the club wasn't trying to send a message when it signed Weeks. "We’re trying to get better, and Rickie Weeks is a good player that can help us win ballgames," he said. "So I think the combination of both of those guys out there should produce a very productive left field."

Weeks was used as a platoon player last season, and put up strong numbers. The 32-year-old hit .274/.357/.452 over 252 at-bats. 

Ackley, 26, hit .245/.293/.398 over 502 at-bats. 

Felix Hernandez, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
156236.02.1446248
 
News
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, who shed six-to-seven pounds in the offseason, told reporters he's off to a strong start this spring following a 30-pitch bullpen session, according to the Tacoma News Tribune on Thursday.

"Pretty good," Hernandez said. "I'm telling you, that was pretty good."

Hernandez also hinted that he's practically ready for game action.

"I don't need to throw a lot of bullpens," Hernandez said. "Two or three, a live BP and I'll be ready for a game."

Michael Kickham, #59
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.022.5001
 
Dominic Leone, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
8266.12.17070
 
Hisashi Iwakuma, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
159179.03.5221154
 
News
While most of Seattle's pitchers are tossing live batting practice, Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his third bullpen session of the spring Friday, per MLB.com. However, manager Lloyd McClendon stressed the veteran pitcher is not behind due to injury.

“This is by design,” McClendon said. “We’re just stretching him out a little more. Kuma is A-OK and everything is fine. He has no issues at all. I don’t think he needs the live BPs. The guy is such a technician, he gets more done in a bullpen session than he would in a live BP.”

Iwakuma was 12-6 with a 2.57 ERA in his first 21 starts last season before going 3-3 with a 7.88 ERA in his final seven outings. 

“I kind of ran out of gas there,” he said through translator Antony Suzuki. “It wasn’t like I was very, very tired. I was just fatigued mentally and physically and that’s something I need to work on in spring training.

“I’m very excited (for 2015). It’s a different year compared to where I was last year. I’m very motivated. I look forward to the season and I’m looking forward to a good spring training.”

Roenis Elias, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1012163.23.8564143
 
Brad Miller, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.2214710364
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 13, SS - 107, 3B - 2, DH - 1
News
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Thursday it is going to be tough to keep Chris Taylor and Brad Miller on the roster. The duo are competing for the starting shortstop job this spring.

“They both saw significant time last year and only one of them can play short as this team shapes up,” McClendon said, per MLB.com. “I like both guys. They both bring a lot to the table. I think Chris is probably a little bit ahead of the game defensively and Brad is probably ahead of the game offensively. It’s a nice combination and let’s see what happens. … If we don’t have injuries, I doubt that we can take them both.”

Erasmo Ramirez, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1675.15.26060
 
News
Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez is out of minor-league options and faces an uphill battle to make the starting rotation, but manager Lloyd McClendon saod Friday he is not looking at Ramirez as a potential reliever, per MLB.com.

“We’ve got some talented arms in that bullpen,” McClendon said. “The competition may be even stiffer down there.”

Willie Bloomquist, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.278151141
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 7, 2B - 10, SS - 16, 3B - 5, OF - 3, DH - 4
Fernando Rodney, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1666.12.854876
 
Austin Jackson, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.2567144720
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 154
News
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon expects to rest outfielder Austin Jackson "at least once a week" during the 2015 season, MLB.com reports.

The Mariners started Jackson in every game in August and September after being acquired in a three-team deal at the trading deadline, and he hit just .229/.267/.260 in 223 at-bats with his new team after posting a .730 OPS with the Tigers before the trade.

"He didn't play as well as he could have when he came over from an offensive standpoint, but I think he won a lot of games with his defense," McClendon said. "He's a better player from the offensive side of the ball than he showed in September. We probably played him a little bit more than we should have down the stretch, because I just had so much confidence in his defense. I think he's the type of player that probably needs a game off to stay strong throughout the year. You look at his frame and he's such a greyhound. The grind can get to him a little at times. So I would suspect that we'd rest him at least once a week."

Jackson's struggles with the Mariners led to the worst offensive numbers of his career. He believes making adjustmets to his approach at Safeco Field will boost his production at the plate.

"Any field you play on, you've got to make adjustments with how you're hitting," Jackson said. "The best thing there is trying to stay out of the air. A lot of balls get run down. You want to hit line drives and put it on the ground as much as possible."

Already a valuable asset for his defense, Jackson has hit .274/.336/.402 during his five-year career.

Logan Morrison, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.2624111385
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, OF - 119, DH - 1
News
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison has struggled to stay healthy through his first five years in the majors. In order to improve his durability, Morrison said he hired a new trainer in the offseason, per The News Tribune.

“I think I’m a little more educated about my body,” he said. “He’s given me a program to do -- whether it’s a warm-up every day or a three-day-a-week workout program. Hopefully, that will keep me healthy.”

Morrison is confident he will be a valuable part of the lineup, as long as he can stay healthy.

“Just put me in the lineup every day,” he vowed, “and I’ll produce. It’s up to me to stay in the lineup, but if I’m in the lineup every day, I know I’m going to hit, and I know I’m going to hit well and be a force in the lineup.”

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Morrison can reach his full potential.

“LoMo is relatively young as far as active years under his belt,” McClendon said. “He’s still maturing from that standpoint. He’s still learning. I think his ceiling is very high.

“I think, all in all, he’s got a chance to be  a guy who can hit 25 home runs for us and drive in 100. He’s a good hitter. He hits left-handers and right-handers. He takes his walks."

Taijuan Walker, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2338.02.611834