2017 Mariners Prospects of the Year

Several outlets dole out minor league player of the year awards. Prospect Insider is different. Rather than player of the year, I focus on the Mariners prospects that made the most progress since this time last year. Occasionally, the two are one in the same — player of the year and prospect of the year. Usually they are different, and often the prospect of the year lacks the statistical performance of the player of the year award winners. Subscribe to Baseball Things Podcast for Under $1 Per Episode Players in…

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Arkins: Plotting M’s Narrow Postseason Path

It’s been a tough five weeks for the Seattle Mariners. Since the beginning of August, the club has a 15-18 win-loss record and continues to descend in the AL wild card standings. Entering today’s action, Seattle is four games behind the team holding the second wild card spot in the American League — the Minnesota Twins. Not only is surprising Minnesota leading the way, five other clubs stand between them and Seattle. Despite the fact the Mariners are facing a path to the postseason that narrows with each passing day,…

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Arkins: Verlander Good For Astros, Not M’s

When news broke the Houston Astros were getting Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander late Thursday night, reaction from Seattle baseball fans could be summed up in one word. Frustration. Not only did the pitching-deprived Mariners fail to acquire Verlander, a former Cy Young Award winner and league MVP, he’s going to a division rival. Certainly, adding Verlander would’ve been a huge boost for a Mariners team desperately needing one. In six August starts, the right-hander had a 2.36 ERA and held opponents to a .217 batting average. Despite his recent…

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