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2020 Record: 27-33 (3rd in AL West)

 

Mariners Hitters

 

J.P. Crawford

  • J.P. Crawford has an OPS of just .526 (194 PA’s) against LHP since 2019 — lowest in MLB 
  • J.P. Crawford has a Well-Hit Avg of just .086 (15/174) on inside pitches since 2019 — 6th lowest in MLB
  • J.P. Crawford has chased just 13% of pitches out of the zone (57/449) on elevated pitches since 2019 — 11th lowest in MLB 

 

Dylan Moore

  • Dylan Moore slugged .457 (43 total bases in 94 ABs) with two-strikes in the 2020 season — 8th best in MLB 
  • Dylan Moore had 14 extra-base hits out of 23 total hits (61%) on fastballs in the 2020 season — tied for 4th best in MLB
  • Dylan Moore slugged just .188 (6 total bases in 32 ABs) on sliders in the 2020 season — tied for 8th lowest in MLB

 

Kyle Lewis

  • Kyle Lewis made 98% of possible defensive plays in the 2020 season — best in MLB
  • Kyle Lewis batted just .196 (10-for-51) with runners in scoring position in the 2020 season — 9th lowest in MLB
  • Kyle Lewis missed on 36% of swings (154/425) in the 2020 season — 11th highest among 159 in MLB
  • Kyle Lewis pulled just 36% of balls he’s put into play (50/137) in the 2020 season — 7th lowest in MLB
  • Kyle Lewis had an OBP of .397 (136 PA’s) with bases empty in the 2020 season — 9th best in MLB

 

Kyle Seager

  • Kyle Seager is batting just .234 (94-for-401) against RHP since 2019 — tied for 9th lowest in MLB
  • Kyle Seager is batting just .117 (18-for-154) on pitches out of the zone since 2019 — 15th lowest among 127 in MLB
  • Kyle Seager is slugging .667 (94 total bases in 141 ABs) on inside pitches since 2019 — 5th best in MLB

  • Kyle Seager is slugging just .322 (86 total bases in 267 ABs) on non-fastballs since 2019 — 8th lowest in MLB

 

Mitch Haniger

  • Mitch Haniger is batting just .267 (46-for-172) in hitter’s counts since the start of 2018 — 3rd lowest in MLB 
  • Mitch Haniger has 41 extra-base hits out of 73 total hits (56%) on inside pitches since the start of 2018 — 2nd best in MLB
  • Mitch Haniger is slugging .603 (105 total bases in 174 ABs) on inside fastballs since the start of 2018 — tied for 8th best in MLB 
  • Mitch Haniger has an OBP of .404 (171 PA’s) when facing the starting pitcher for the 3rd time in a game since the start of 2018 — 13th best in MLB

 

Jose Marmolejos

 

Ty France

  • Ty France batted .442 (19-for-43) with runners in scoring position in the 2020 season — 2nd best in MLB

  • Ty France had an OBP of .456 (79 PA’s) with runners on base in the 2020 season — 10th best in MLB 
  • Ty France had an OBP of just .200 (30 PA’s) when leading off an inning in the 2020 season — tied for 7th lowest in MLB

 

Evan White

  • Evan White had 74 quality ABs out of 202 total (37% QAB rate) in the 2020 season — 2nd lowest in MLB
  • Evan White batted just .180 (18-for-100) on fastballs in the 2020 season — 2nd lowest in MLB
  • Evan White missed on 63% of swings (64/102) on low non-fastballs in the 2020 season — 5th highest in MLB
  • Evan White put just 27% of his swings in play (99/362) in the 2020 season — tied for 6th lowest in MLB

 

Luis Torrens

 

Bench

 

Tom Murphy

 

Shed Long Jr.

  • Shed Long Jr. had a groundball rate of 64% (51/80) in the 2020 season — 3rd highest in MLB 
  • Shed Long Jr. had an OPS of just .533 (128 PA’s) in the 2020 season — 14th lowest in MLB
  • Shed Long Jr. had 41 quality ABs out of 128 total (32% QAB rate) in the 2020 season — 4th lowest in MLB

 

Braden Bishop

 

Projected Starting Rotation

 

Marco Gonzales

  • Opponents have a miss rate of just 22% (66/300) against Marco Gonzales on breaking pitches since 2019 — lowest in MLB 
  • Marco Gonzales has an average fastball velocity of just 88.7 MPH since 2019 — 7th lowest in MLB
  • Marco Gonzales has thrown his off-speed pitches for a strike 67% (1,087/1,614) of the time since 2019 — tied for 9th highest in MLB
  • Marco Gonzales has allowed a slugging percentage of just .379 (139 Total Bases / 367 ABs) on fastballs since 2019 — tied for 12th best in MLB 

 

Yusei Kikuchi

  • Yusei Kikuchi has allowed a slugging percentage of .597 (206 Total Bases / 345 ABs) on fastballs since 2019 — 6th highest in MLB 
  • Yusei Kikuchi has allowed an OPS of .863 (717 PA’s) against right-handed batters since 2019 — 10th highest in MLB
  • Opponents have a miss rate of just 25% (157/636) against Yusei Kikuchi on breaking pitches since 2019 — tied for 8th lowest in MLB
  • Yusei Kikuchi has allowed 39 home runs since 2019 — tied for 13th most among 875 pitchers in MLB

 

Justus Sheffield

  • Justus Sheffield allowed an OPS of just .401 (57 PA’s) vs left-handed batters in the 2020 season — 3rd best in MLB

  • Justus Sheffield threw his slider 48% of the time (107/222) vs left-handed batters in the 2020 season — 3rd highest in MLB
  • Justus Sheffield has not allowed a home run in any of the last 18.1 innings he’s appeared 
  • Opponents had a miss rate of just 10% (26/275) against Justus Sheffield on pitches in the strike zone in the 2020 season — 3rd lowest in MLB

 

Justin Dunn

  • Justin Dunn threw fastballs 83% of the time (150/180) when behind in the count in the 2020 season — 2nd highest in MLB 
  • Opponents had a Well-Hit Avg of .256 (42/164) against Justin Dunn in the 2020 season — tied for 7th highest in MLB
  • Opponents batted just .189 (31-for-164) against Justin Dunn in the 2020 season — 12th best in MLB
  • Justin Dunn allowed a slugging percentage of just .301 (25 Total Bases / 83 ABs) on fastballs in the 2020 season — 12th best in MLB

 

Nick Margevicius

  • Nick Margevicius threw fastballs 64% of the time (435/679) in the 2020 season — 5th highest in MLB
  • Opponents batted .230 (20-for-87) against Nick Margevicius with two-strikes in the 2020 season — tied for 12th highest in MLB 
  • Right-handed hitters had a miss rate of just 18% (37/205) against Nick Margevicius in the 2020 season — 12th lowest in MLB
  • Nick Margevicius allowed a slugging percentage of just .250 (13 Total Bases / 52 ABs) on non-fastballs in the 2020 season — 15th best in MLB

 

James Paxton

  • James Paxton has allowed an OPS of 1.522 (109 PA’s) when he’s behind in the count since the start of the 2019 season — 4th highest in MLB
  • Opponents have a Well-Hit Avg of just .106 (17/160) against elevated fastballs from James Paxton since the start of the 2019 season — tied for 12th best in MLB
  • James Paxton has thrown fastballs 65% of the time (1,294/2,007) in non-two strike counts since the start of the 2019 season — 11th highest in MLB
  • Left-handed hitters have a miss rate of 32% (111/343) against James Paxton since the start of the 2019 season — 9th best in MLB

 

 

Projected Bullpen

 

Rafael Montero

  • Rafael Montero threw at least two strikes in his first three pitches to 77% (44/57) of opposing batters in the 2020 season — 7th highest among qualified RPs in MLB
  • Hitters chased just 17 of Rafael Montero’s 96 fastballs out of the zone (chase rate of 18%) in the 2020 season — 11th lowest among among 104 qualified RPs in MLB

 

Kendall Graveman

  • Opponents had a miss rate of just 19% (24/129) against Kendall Graveman in the 2020 season — 15th lowest among among 232 qualified RPs in MLB
  • Kendall Graveman threw fastballs 74% of the time (244/329) in the 2020 season — 15th highest among among 232 qualified RPs in MLB

 

Anthony Misiewicz

  • Anthony Misiewicz threw off-speed pitches 74% of the time (242/328) in the 2020 season — 4th highest among qualified RPs in MLB
  • Opponents batted .297 (19-for-64) against Anthony Misiewicz’s non-fastballs in the 2020 season — 11th highest among among 105 qualified RPs in MLB

 

Casey Sadler

  • Casey Sadler has allowed a slugging percentage of just .198 (16 Total Bases / 81 ABs) on breaking pitches since 2019 — 5th best among qualified RPs in MLB
  • Opponents are hitting .439 (25-for-57) against Casey Sadler when he’s behind in the count since 2019 — 8th highest among qualified RPs in MLB
  • Casey Sadler has thrown his curveball 35% of the time (184/522) vs left-handed batters since 2019 — 9th highest among qualified RPs in MLB

 

Kenyan Middleton

 

Erik Swanson

 

Chris Flexen

 

 

 

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