Seattle Mariners

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Mariners.23290184.29
AL West Division4th1st4th4th
American League 10th3rd9th13th
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T. Motter
G. Heredia
J. Dyson
M. Haniger
J. Dyson
M. Haniger
M. Haniger
D. Valencia
N. Cruz
J. Dyson
G. Heredia
T. Motter
K. Seager
D. Valencia
T. Motter
Rotation
1. F. Hernandez
2. H. Iwakuma
3. J. Paxton
4. A. Miranda
5. Y. Gallardo
R. Cano
T. Motter
D. Vogelbach
D. Valencia
T. Motter
DH
N. Cruz
D. Vogelbach
R. Cano
D. Valencia
DL
J. Segura
S. O'Malley
D. Smyly
R. Whalen
S. Cishek
S. Simmons
M. Zunino
C. Ruiz
  Bullpen
E. Diaz (CL)
N. Vincent
M. Rzepczynski
T. Zych
E. Scribner
J. Pazos
E. Marshall
C. Heston
Last Updated: 04/24/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. OAK
G. HerediaCF
S. O'MalleySS
R. CanoDH
F. GutierrezRF
K. Seager3B
D. Lee1B
B. GamelLF
C. IannettaC
M. Freeman2B
 
10/1 vs. OAK
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
L. MartinCF
M. ZuninoC
K. MarteSS
 
9/30 vs. OAK
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
L. MartinCF
M. ZuninoC
K. MarteSS
 
9/29 vs. OAK
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
L. MartinCF
M. ZuninoC
K. MarteSS
 
9/28 vs. HOU
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
L. MartinCF
M. ZuninoC
K. MarteSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
N. AokiLF.283428
S. SmithRF.2491663
R. Cano2B.29839103
N. CruzDH.28743105
K. Seager3B.2783099
A. Lind1B.2392058
L. MartinCF.2471547
M. ZuninoC.2071231
K. MarteSS.259133
 
Notes
  • 109 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 9 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
N. AokiLF
K. MarteSS
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
F. GutierrezRF
K. Seager3B
C. IannettaC
D. Lee1B
L. MartinCF
4 Game(s)
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
C. IannettaC
K. MarteSS
L. MartinCF
4 Game(s)
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
L. MartinCF
M. ZuninoC
S. O'MalleySS
4 Game(s)
N. AokiLF
S. SmithRF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzDH
K. Seager3B
A. Lind1B
M. ZuninoC
L. MartinCF
K. MarteSS
4 Game(s)
L. MartinCF
S. SmithLF
R. Cano2B
N. CruzRF
K. Seager3B
D. Lee1B
A. LindDH
C. IannettaC
K. MarteSS

 
 
 

Evan Marshall, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0115.18.8009
 
Guillermo Heredia, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
45.250121121
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
News
Heredia will start in left field and bat seventh in the order Sunday against the Athletics, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The Mariners' decision to cut bait on Leonys Martin should work to the benefit of Heredia, at least in the short term. Heredia will pick up his third straight start Sunday after recording three hits the previous two days, but he could see his opportunities take a hit once Jean Segura (hamstring) returns from the disabled list, likely at some point later this week. Segura will take over as the regular shortstop, which would likely leave his primary replacement, Taylor Motter, to compete for at-bats with Heredia in the corner outfield.

Robinson Cano, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
161.298107391030
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 20
News
Cano went 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.

Cano got the Mariners on the board in the first inning with his third homer, and he later scored the third and final run in a losing effort. He's only hitting .257 this month, but it's just a matter of time until the veteran catches fire and returns to his typical level of production.

Nick Vincent, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4460.13.73365
 
News
Vincent, who generated a 9.00 ERA and surrendered five home runs this spring, has shown marked improvement since the beginning of the regular season, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Vincent's struggles were the subject of some hand-wringing during a rough nine-appearance spring stint, but manager Scott Servais never seemed to lose faith in his veteran right-hander. As he did in the case of Vincent's bullpen mate, Marc Rzepzcynski, Servais declared the thin air of the Cactus League as a major culprit for the unsightly numbers. The 30-year-old has largely validated his manager's confidence thus far in the regular season, firing 4.1 scoreless innings across his last four appearances heading into Thursday night's game versus the Athletics. "He's making pitches and expanding the strike zone," Servais said. "I don't know how he does it. There's some deception in there and the late movement and the cutter has been really effective for him. Early in the year, he struggled a little bit with the lefties like last year. But he's made some adjustments and he's getting through those guys pretty well."

Rob Whalen, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1224.26.571225
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be out until at least Apr 28 (Updated - 4/17/17)
Jarrod Dyson, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
107.2784612530
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18
News
Dyson went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Athletics.

Dyson tacked on an extra run to pad Seattle's lead in the second, then did his best to help the team come back with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. The 32-year-old speedster started off the year terribly cold at the plate, but he's been heating up as of late, batting .333 and swiping two bags in the past week.

Jean Segura, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.319102206433
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 8
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least Apr 25 (Updated - 4/19/17)
News
Manager Scott Servais said Segura (hamstring) would rejoin the Mariners on Tuesday in Detroit, at which point he'd likely be activated from the disabled list, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Segura has played in rehab games the last two days with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, playing shortstop while going a combined 1-for-6 at the dish in those contests. He'll play in another game Sunday with Northwest Arkansas, and if his hamstring checks out fine during the contest, the Mariners would likely immediately insert him back into the lineup. Segura's return will likely result in utility man Taylor Motter seeing most of his duties in the corner outfield.

Dan Vogelbach, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.0830000
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1
News
Vogelbach was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Vogelbach, who came over from the Cubs last July in the Mike Montgomery trade, boasts big-time pop, but didn't have a chance to showcase it much during an eight-game trial with the Mariners late last season. That could change now that Vogelbach is back with the big club after the Mariners opened up room on the active roster for him by designating Leonys Martin for assignment. According to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, Vogelbach will start at first base and bat seventh in the order Sunday against the Athletics, and it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up occupying the larger side of a platoon at first base with veteran Danny Valencia, who has struggled to a .145/.217/.226 batting line to begin the season. Vogelbach should warrant an immediate add in AL-only formats, and those in deeper mixed leagues may want to keep an eye on him over the next few games, too.

Drew Smyly, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
712175.14.8849167
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Jun 16 (Updated - 4/4/17)
Carlos Ruiz, #51
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
62.264213153
 
Position Breakdown
C - 6
Chris Heston, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
115.010.8003
 
News
Heston was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

Heston was in competition for the No. 5 spot in the Mariners' rotation during spring training, but was ultimately sent to the minors near the end of camp. The 29-year-old has posted a 3.18 ERA over 17 innings in the Tacoma rotation, but will join the Mariners as a bullpen arm.

Kyle Seager, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
158.2788930993
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 19
Injuries
Hip - Probable for Apr 25 (Updated - 4/23/17)
News
Seager was scratched from the Mariners' lineup Sunday against the Athletics due to a sore hip, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

The Mariners held Seager out of the lineup for rest-related reasons Saturday, but he was still able to pinch hit in the contest, churning out an RBI triple. With Seager's hip bothering him following batting practice Sunday, the Mariners decided it was best to give the 29-year-old some extra time off. Seager will still be available as a pinch hitter Sunday and is expected back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, but Mike Freeman will handle duties at the hot corner Sunday afternoon.

Shawn O'Malley, #36
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.229242176
 
Injuries
Side - Expected to be out until at least Apr 25 (Updated - 4/20/17)
Nelson Cruz, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.28796431052
 
Position Breakdown
DH - 20
News
Cruz went 2-for-4 with five RBI from a bases-loaded walk, RBI double and three-run home run in Sunday's 11-1 win over the A's while scoring three times overall.

The veteran slugger finally generated the caliber of performance that the Mariners and fantasy owners alike had been clamoring for, helping to break the game open with a 415-foot shot in the sixth that extended Seattle's lead to 9-0. Cruz extended his hitting streak to five games in spectacular fashion with Sunday's effort while breaking a five-game homer drought in the process. The RBI output also vaulted him to second on team behind only the red-hot Mitch Haniger.

Taylor Motter, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.18811290
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, SS - 13, OF - 1
News
Motter went 2-for-5 with a double and grand slam in Sunday's 11-1 win over the Athletics.

Motter gave the Mariners a 6-0 lead in the third with the first grand slam of his career, a 389-foot shot to left center. It was Motter's fifth home run on the season, all of which have come in the last 11 games. The 27-year-old utility man continues to draw starts at shortstop in place of Jean Segura (hamstring), but with Leonys Martin having been designated for assignment Sunday, Motter could presumably split time at left field with Guillermo Heredia once Segura returns.

Evan Scribner, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0014.00.00015
 
News
Scribner (0-2) notched three strikeouts and gave up an earned run on one hit over 1.2 innings in Thursday's 9-6 loss to the Athletics.

Scribner gave up an RBI groundout to Rajai Davis in the sixth, which snapped a 5-5 tie and saddled him with his second loss of the season. The 31-year-old continues to rack up the strikeouts but surrender the runs as well, as he's now fanned five batters across his last two appearances while also giving up an earned run in each. He's turned in a pair of two-run outings as well, leading to a bloated 10.13 ERA over his first 5.1 innings.

Yovani Gallardo, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
68118.05.426185
 
News
Gallardo (1-2) struck out seven and gave up an earned run on four hits and a walk over 6.1 innings in Sunday's 11-1 win over the Athletics.

The veteran right-hander was considerably better than in his last start against the Marlins, notching 15 swinging strikes and relatively cruising through his time on the mound. The only run on Gallardo's ledger came after he exited, as reliever Tony Zych allowed a sacrifice fly to Matt Joyce that plated inherited runner Ryon Healy. It was easily the 31-year-old's best outing of the season, with his strikeout total representing a personal best and the outing also representing the first in which he didn't give up multiple runs. Gallardo lowered his ERA from 6.19 to 4.84 with the strong effort and he'll look to replicate his success in a Friday road start versus a dangerous Indians squad.

Tony Zych, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1013.23.29021
 
Mike Zunino, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
55.2071612310
 
Position Breakdown
C - 16
News
Zunino has been scratched from Friday's lineup, but the catcher has no health issues, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Carlos Ruiz will take his place in Seattle's lineup, batting eighth. Zunino is hitting a brutal .205/.255/.295 over 14 games with no home runs and two RBI and has now been out of the Mariners lineup three times since Sunday.

James Paxton, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
67121.03.7924117
 
News
Paxton didn't factor into the decision in Thursday's start against the Athletics despite racking up eight strikeouts, as he gave up five earned runs on nine hits, a walk and a wild pitch over 4.1 innings.

After looking like one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball over his first three starts, Paxton finally looked human against a rather unlikely opponent in the A's. The Mariners lefty fired 91 pitches and did notch 14 swings-and-misses, but ran into trouble in both the third and fifth innings. Paxton powered his way through the former, limiting the damage to two runs by striking out Jed Lowrie, Khris Davis and Trevor Plouffe. However, he had no such luck in his final frame, getting only one out and surrendering two earned runs on three hits, a walk and wild pitch before exiting. Despite the stumble, the 28-year-old still stymied plenty of hitters, and will look to bounce back in a road start against the struggling Tigers next Tuesday.

Shae Simmons, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
006.21.3503
 
Injuries
Forearm - Expected to be out until at least May 5 (Updated - 4/20/17)
Felix Hernandez, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
118153.13.8265122
 
Steve Cishek, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4664.02.812576
 
Injuries
Hip - Expected to be out until at least Apr 26 (Updated - 4/16/17)
News
Cishek (hip) came out of Friday's abbreviated rehab stint without physical setbacks but is still dealing with straightening out his mechanics, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "Cishek wasn't as sharp as he'd been previously," manager Scott Servais said. "He felt fine. I just think the release point, it wasn't coming out great. But nothing physical at all, it was more of a mechanical thing."

The 30-year-old reliever worked just two-thirds of an inning and gave up a single and two walks, so the short outing was a definite mixed bag. While the Mariners would like to have the former closer back in the fold as soon as possible, they want to see be effective in back-to-back outings before deeming him fit for a return. It's likely that Cishek will make another appearance for Triple-A Tacoma in the coming week and could potentially be ready to come off the disabled list upon the Mariners' return home on May 2. Servais has emphasized that neither Cishek's hip or shoulder have given him any trouble and that mechanics are the sole source of any struggles he's currently experiencing.

Edwin Diaz, #39
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0451.22.791888
 
News
Diaz pitched a scoreless eighth in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Athletics, issuing a walk.

The closer got some work in despite the non-save scenario, with manager Scott Servais opting to deploy him after he hadn't seen any work since April 16. With the Mariners' offense underperforming overall thus far this season, save opportunities have been at a premium for Diaz, who's made six appearances and is 2-for-3 in save chances while also notching a win.

James Pazos, #67
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
103.113.5003
 
News
Pazos fired 1.1 scoreless innings in a 3-1 loss to the Athletics on Friday, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two.

After a forgettable outing against the Astros on April 11 in which he failed to get an out and gave up a pair of earned runs, Pazos has bounced back with three straight scoreless appearances encompassing 2.2 innings. The stumble against Houston has actually been his only misstep of the season, as the former Yankees prospect has otherwise not given up a run in seven other trips to the mound. With a fastball that hits 96 mph on the gun, Pazos has been a viable late-inning option for manager Scott Servais thus far, and one that the latter has shown a willingness to afford plenty of work.

Hisashi Iwakuma, #18
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1612199.04.1246147
 
News
Iwakuma (0-2) gave up three earned runs on five hits and four walks over 5.1 innings in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Athletics. He struck out three.

Iwakuma seemed to get progressively worse as spring training wound down, giving up 10 earned runs over three of his last four exhibition starts. Many of those problems have now crept into the regular season, with Friday's outing being the latest example. Although the veteran right-hander wasn't shelled by any means, he did surrender a pair of home runs to Trevor Plouffe and Yonder Alonso in back-to-back innings, while throwing 84 pitches, only 44 of which found the strike zone. Iwakuma also issued multiple free passes for the third time in four trips to the mound this season, and has now yielded nine earned runs on 12 hits -- including three homers -- and four walks over the 8.1 innings encompassing his last two starts. He'll look to straighten things out in a Wednesday road start versus the Tigers.

Mitch Haniger, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.22995170
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 20
News
Haniger went 3-for-4 with a double and a walk in Sunday's 11-1 win over the Athletics.

As would be expected considering his early-season tear, Haniger was a key contributor to the Mariners' 11-run outburst, extending his season-long streak of reaching safely to 20 games. The 26-year-old outfielder has been one of the steals of the offseason in all of baseball after coming to Seattle in a Nov. 23 five-player trade with the Diamondbacks that also netted Jean Segura. Factoring in Sunday's production, Haniger now sports team-leading totals in hits (25), batting average (.321), RBI (16), runs (19), OBP (.430) and OPS (1.020) while also sharing the top spot in walks (13) with Nelson Cruz.

Ariel Miranda, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5258.03.881844
 
News
Miranda (1-2) allowed four runs on seven hits while striking out three across three innings to take the loss Saturday against the Athletics.

Miranda gave up a pair of homers in the first inning, and after giving up another run in the third frame, his day was cut short. His poor outing comes after he fired seven shutout innings in his last start, and his ERA now stands at 4.35. His inconsistency over his four starts makes him difficult to trust in fantasy lineups. He'll make his next start Friday against the Indians.

Marc Rzepczynski, #23
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1047.22.64046
 
News
Rzepczynski, who generated a 9.39 ERA this spring, has been vastly improved in the early going of the regular season, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

The veteran reliever raised some concerns this spring by giving up nine runs (eight earned) on 14 hits -- including three home runs -- over 7.2 innings. However, manager Scott Servais warned against reading too much into Rzepczynski's struggles at the time, noting that the thin air in Cactus League parks was exacerbating the problem. Like clockwork, the lefty transformed into a different pitcher once the regular season began, allowing just one hit and no runs over his first seven appearances and limiting left-handed hitters to a .116 average thus far. He's come through in high-leverage situations on multiple occasions, stranding all eight runners that he's inherited. Servais credits Rzepczynski's "veteran presence" and aggressive approach as being particularly valuable, and he appears well on his way to what would be a fourth straight season with double-digit holds.

Danny Valencia, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
130.2877217511
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 18
News
Valencia is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

With the Mariners recalling Dan Vogelbach from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, it would seem that the struggling Valencia's role as the starting first baseman has been put on notice. According to Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle, manager Scott Servais hinted that Vogelbach would likely be the club's primary option at first base moving forward, and the rookie's inclusion in the lineup Sunday would certainly indicate as much. Valencia, who is batting just .145 on the season, could still find his way into the lineup against left-handed pitching, but occupying the small side of a platoon wouldn't give him much usefulness outside of AL-only leagues.