Mariners 2019 Season Preview
Ready to check out our 2019 Seattle Mariners predictions? The Seattle Mariners are going through a bit of a rebuild and this team is going to look a lot different than last year’s team did. The big question now is how will the changes affect the play on the field.
MLB Mariners Predictions & Handicapping Insight
The expectation is that this team will take a big step backward but there is still a chance this team could surprise a lot of people.
Let’s breakdown what the outlook for this team is.
2019 MLB Team Previews – Seattle Mariners
- Mariners American League West Odds 70/1
- Mariners American League Odds 100/1
- Mariners World Series Odds 300/1
- Edwin Encarnación
- Jay Bruce
- Yusei Kikuchi
The Mariners were busy trading players away and recieving other players and also making big signings they hope can help.
Edwin Encarnacion came in by way of trade and expectations are high that both of these teams can help the team every day.
They also signed Yusei Kikuchi from Japan who is expected to play a big role in the pitching staff and they hope he can turn into the ace.
- Robinson Cano
- Nelson Cruz
- Jean Segura
- James Paxton
Just like the Mariners got a lot of players they also had a few key guys move on. Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz, both big parts of the lineup the last few years are gone.
James Paxton also is with the New York Yankees now and they need to find someone to replace his production. How these guys are replaced is going to be key for the team going forward.
2019 Seattle Mariners Predictions: Projected Lineup:
- CF Mallex Smith (L)
- RF Mitch Haniger (R)
- 3B Kyle Seager (L)
- DH Edwin Encarnacion (R)
- LF Jay Bruce (L)
- 1B Ryon Healy (R)
- C Omar Narvaez (L)
- 2B Dee Gordon (L)
- SS J.P. Crawford (L)
On paper this lineup isn’t scaring many people, especially near the bottom of the lineup. To have success it’s going to be key that Omar Narvaez and J.P Crawford have big years.
The bench also isn’t strong so if this team suffers a lot of injuries that would make it a long season.
2019 New York Yankees Predictions: Projected Rotation:
- RHP Felix Hernandez
- LHP Yusei Kikuchi
- LHP Marco Gonzales
- RHP Mike Leake
- LHP Wade LeBlanc
Felix Hernandez is listed as the ace of this lineup but if he is the best pitcher this season, the team is probably going to have some problems.
He is getting older and he has struggled and ideally, this would be a guy that is more like three or four.
2019 Seattle Mariners Predictions: Projected Closer:
- RHP Anthony Swarzak
Anthony Swarzak is expected to be the closer but this isn’t a guy that has had that type of role a lot in his career.
Last year he did have four saves but on his career, he only has six total. There is a chance that this could be more of a by committee type of role.
2019 Seattle Mariners Predictions:
If you are a fan of the Mariners I am sorry because this is going to be a long season and there really isn’t going to be much to look forward to.
In terms of betting this is a team that isn’t even worth a flyer on anything, that’s who bad I think they are going to be.
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