Seattle Mariners 

Sophomore Year 2016: American League edition

Yesterday, we looked at seven National League players set to enter their sophomore year: Kris Bryant, Matt Duffy, Joc Pederson, Odubel Herrera, Randal Grichuk, Anthony DeSclafani, and Noah Syndergaard. Today we will look at seven American League players entering their sophomore seasons. To recap, per MLB’s rules, a player remains a rookie until they exceed 130 plate appearances as a position player, 50 innings pitched as a pitcher, or 45 days on an active 25-man roster — this doesn’t include time spent on the disabled list or when rosters expand in September. This is why,…

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Cleveland version of Dipoto’s vision

  Yesterday, Murphy’s Law was at work. I was traveling back from a fun-filled weekend in Cleveland when the Seattle Mariners introduced Jerry Dipoto as their new GM. I would’ve preferred to have been parked in front of some sort of a screen watching his introductory press conference rather than being stuck at airports and trapped inside airplanes. I was eager to hear what the 47-year-old thought about the team he was inheriting from the recently fired Jack Zduriencik and how he planned to make the Mariners into a championship…

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State of the Systems: AL Central

Chicago White Sox While their crosstown rivals have been getting all the buzz lately, the transformation on the South Side has been equally impressive. The additions of Jeff Samardzija, Melky Cabrera, and David Roberston have bolstered the big league club, but their farm has also had an overhaul from the past few drafts. Just two years ago their system was easily the worst in baseball, but now it is very respectable. They have landed two premium talents with their past two Round No. 1 picks, but also have been aggressive by getting high-ceiling prep…

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Fantasy Prospect Rankings: Third Base

If you’ve got the top pick in your draft, you can go ahead and draft Miguel Cabrera and skip this. That’s reasonable and fine. Miggy’s a fantasy god who swings a trident instead and wears a laurel wreath helmet. He’s a smiling, beneficent creature that only works his true wrath on baseballs that displease him. If you’re still here then you either don’t have the first pick in the draft or realize fantasy baseball requires depth or you just want to be. Those are all fine reasons. The players listed…

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