The Seattle Mariners are still in a rebuild but the fans should have a lot to look forward to in 2021. Up and coming superstar Jarred Kelenic will make his MLB debut and players such as Evan White and Kyle Lewis will look to improve upon strong 2020 campaigns. However, Seattle fans should not be overly excited this year as the Mariners are still a developing team that is sure to see growing pains and roadblocks this upcoming season.
Seattle actually has some nice pieces to their lineup. The headliners are Center Fielder Kyle Lewis and Third Baseman Kyl Seager. As mentioned before, First Baseman Evan White will look to become the franchise first baseman, and Gold Glover JP Crawford hopes to continue his success from Philadelphia. Other than that there really is nothing to say on the Mariners’ lineup. It is the strongest part of the team but it still does not even crack the top twenty in all of baseball. This group should be fun to watch but will also see its fair share of struggles.
Seattle has one of the worst pitching staffs in all of baseball. Sure, James Paxton is back in a Mariner uniform and that’s pretty much it. Pitcher Marco Gonzales is the ace of the staff. He had a decent 2020 season but would be a number three starter on any other ball club. The Mariners’ will let up a ton of runs this year and will be one of the worst rotations in all of baseball.
The same goes for the bullpen. The Mariners’ bullpen is one of the worst in baseball. When Rafael Montero is your closer, you need some serious help in the pen. Seattle may have the worst bullpen in all of Major League Baseball. Expect them to blow a great number of games this year.
The Seattle Mariners will be a bottom feeder in 2021. They are in the middle of a rebuild and are one of the youngest teams in the sport. Although the Mariners should win some games this year they will battle the Texas Rangers for fourth place in a pretty strong AL West Division. I predict the Mariners to finish fourth place in the AL West with 68 wins on the year.