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Where the Mariners Sit Entering their Off-Season

The Seattle Mariners wrapped up their improbable 2021 campaign, ending their season as winners of 90 games. But where to do things stand heading into the off-season?

The Mariners were incredible in 2021. They won 90 games, 12-18 more games than the prognosticators had estimated. Seattle maxed out the possibility of their ball club, despite the minimal impact of projected key contributors James Paxton and Kyle Lewis. This is a credit to Scott Servais, Jerry Dipoto, the coaching and development staff, and the players themselves. But every team needs to audit their roster and find where they can get better and improve. Dipoto and his staff have likely already began and finished their audit and are likely setting up to execute their plan in the next few weeks.

So, let’s take a quick rundown of where things stand entering the 2021-2022 off-season.

Pending Free Agents

  1. Tyler Anderson
  2. Sean Doolittle
  3. James Paxton
  4. Hector Santiago
  5. Joe Smith

Option Pending

  1. Yusei Kikuchi (4 years, $66 million team option. If declined, Kikuchi has a 1-year, $13 million player option)
  2. Kyle Seager (1-year, $20 million team option)

Pre-Arbitration

  1. Luis Torrens
  2. Cal Raleigh
  3. Jake Bauers
  4. Shed Long
  5. Sam Haggerty
  6. Abraham Toro
  7. Donnie Walton
  8. Kyle Lewis
  9. Jarred Kelenic
  10. Jake Fraley
  11. Logan Gilbert
  12. Nick Margevicius
  13. Justin Dunn
  14. Justus Sheffield
  15. Anthony Misiewicz
  16. Andres Munoz
  17. Ljay Newsome
  18. Erik Swanson
  19. Yohan Ramirez
  20. Ty France

Arbitration eligible

  1. Tom Murphy (Arb 2)
  2. Dylan Moore (Arb 1)
  3. J.P. Crawford (Arb 2 of 4)
  4. Mitch Haniger (Arb 3
  5. Drew Steckenrider (Arb 2)
  6. Casey Sadler (Arb 1)
  7. Diego Castillo (Arb 1)
  8. Paul Sewald (Arb 2)

Guaranteed Contracts for 2022

  1. Evan White $1.4 million
  2. Marco Gonzales $5.75 million
  3. Chris Flexen $3.05 million
  4. Ken Giles $5.5 million
  5. Robinson Cano (deferred money totally $3.75 million)

So that’s where the Mariners stand with their roster. But how did they finish the 2021 season relative to the rest of the league in key statistical categories? Here is the breakdown:

Offense:

  1. BA: .226 (Last)
  2. OBP: .303 (28th)
  3. Slug: .385 (26th)
  4. wRC+: 93 (18th)
  5. Runs: 697 (T-22nd)
  6. HR: 199 (14th)
  7. SB: 64 (18th)
  8. BB%: 8.9% (T-14)
  9. K%: 24.8% (4th worst)
  10. fWAR: 11.4 (26th)

Pitching

  1. Stater ERA: 4.61 (19th)
  2. SP FIP: 4.66 (22nd)
  3. SP K/9: 7.72 (25th)
  4. SP BB/9: 2.96 (14th)
  5. SP fWAR: 7.4 (22nd)
  6. Reliever ERA: 3.88 (8th)
  7. RP FIP: 3.72 (3rd)
  8. RP K/9: 9.06 (17th)
  9. RP BB/9: 3.13 (3rd)
  10. RP fWAR: 7.0 (4th)

Hopefully this provides with a quick rundown of where the Mariners struggled in 2021 and who they’ll need to replace this winter. Use this handy sheets to craft your off-season plans and send them to us on Twitter @controlthezone! More off-season content to come as we enter the most exciting off-season in the past 20 year.

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