Last Updated on October 2, 2020 by Jason A. Churchill

The Seattle Mariners threatened to make the postseason for a short time in 2020, but came up short and finished 27-33 in what was Year 2 of Jerry Dipoto’s rebuild.

During the year, a lot of players came and went.

As one way to get ready for the offseason, here’s a look at every player on the 40-man roster as of October 2 with their roster, contract status, and service time.

For pitchers, click here.

CATCHERS (4)

Joe Hudson

G:
AVG:
.176
OBP:
.263
SLG:
.176
HR:
0
wRC+:
33
xwOBA :
.183
DRS:
-2
fWAR:
-0.1
EV:
82.1

SERVICE TIME: 1.106

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at lest 2026. Arbitration eligible after 2023 at the soonest. Two options remaining.

ROSTER: Hudson will again enter the offseason as potential depth likely set for Triple-A Tacoma to open the 2021 season.


Tom Murphy

(60-IL)

SERVICE TIME: 3.092

CONTRACT: ARB1. No options remaining.

ROSTER: Murphy is expected to be 100% when pitchers and catchers report to camp in February. He’ll be the No. 1 catcher when the regular season begins, though it’s more of a timeshare scenario than a starter-backup.


Joseph Odom

G: 18
AVG:
.128
OBP:
.209
SLG:
.128
HR:
0
wRC+:
2
xwOBA:
.170
DRS:
1
fWAR:
-0.4
EV:
84.4

SERVICE TIME: 0.92

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2026. Arbitration eligible after the 2023 season at the soonest. Two options remaining.

ROSTER:


Luis Torrens

G: 25
AVG:
 .247
OBP:
.325
SLG:
.371
HR:
1
wRC+:
96
xwOBA:
.305
DRS:
-5
fWAR:
-0.1
EV:
93

SERVICE TIME: 1.126

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2025. May qualify for Super Two status after 2021. No options remaining.

ROSTER:


INFIELDERS (11)

Shed Long Jr.

G: 34
AVG:
.171
OBP:
.242
SLG:
.291
HR:
3
wRC+:
50
xwOBA:
.242
DRS:
0
fWAR:
0.0
EV:
87.1

SERVICE TIME: 1.057

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2025. Arbitration eligible after the 2022 season at the soonest. One option remaining.

ROSTER: Long needs to hit, but did prove he can handle second base. His defensive versatility will likely become more crucial next season, and his 40-man roster spot is safe for the time being, but his 26-man spot is a bit shaky entering the offseason.


Kyle Seager

G: 60
AVG:
.241
OBP:
.355
SLG:
.433
HR:
9
wRC+:
118
xwOBA:
.352
DRS:
-5
fWAR:
1.5
EV:
89.2

SERVICE TIME: 9.085

CONTRACT: Has one year and $18 million remaining, plus a a $15 million option with a buyout amount to be determined.

ROSTER: Seager’s 40-man and 26-man roster spots are safe.


Dee Strange-Gordon

G: 33
AVG:
.200
OBP:
.268
SLG:
.213
HR:
0
wRC+:
42
xwOBA:
.256
DRS:
-3
fWAR:
-0.3
EV:
79.2

SERVICE TIME: 8.154

CONTRACT: Club options for 2021 at $14 million or a $1 million buyout.

ROSTER: Strange-Gordon has struggled mightily the past two seasons as his speed is being neutralized by shifting, and the Mariners are certainly going to move on from the veteran after three years in Seattle.


Donovan Walton

G: 5
AVG:
.154
OBP:
.214
SLG:
.231
HR:
0
wRC+:
25
xwOBA:
.216
DRS:
0
fWAR:
-0.1
EV:
81.2

SERVICE TIME: 0.098

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2026.  Arbitration eligible after the 2023 season at the soonest. Two options remaining.

ROSTER: Walton may be expendable with Lopes, Long, Haggerty, and Moore on the roster, plus another wave of multi-position utility defender closing in on the upper minors. The 40-man roster squeeze is coming for the Mariners. Walton is likely in the fence.


Evan White

G: 54
AVG:
.176
OBP:
.252
SLG:
.346
HR:
8
wRC+:
66
xwOBA:
.279
DRS:
7
fWAR:
-0.2
EV:
92.2

SERVICE TIME: 1.000

CONTRACT: Five years and $22.7 million remaining, plus $21 million in options for 2026 and 2027 combined. Three options remaining.

ROSTER: White’s roster spot is safe thanks to his long-term contract, and his role as the club’s starting first baseman is secure for the foreseeable future.


Dylan Moore

G: 38
AVG:
.255
OBP:
.358
SLG:
.496
HR: 8
wRC+:
139
xwOBA:
.343
DRS:
5
fWAR:
1.4
EV:
90.4

SERVICE TIME: 2.000

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2024. Arbitration eligible after 2021. Three options remaining.

ROSTER: Moore likely enters 2021 with a starting spot within his grasp, likely second base. If he continues to perform at the plate well into next season, don’t be surprised if there’s a multi-year extension in the offing.


J.P. Crawford

G: 53
AVG:
.255
OBP:
.336
SLG:
.338
HR:
2
wRC+:
94
xwOBA:
.306
DRS:
6
fWAR:
1.1
EV: 
85.9

SERVICE TIME: 2.163

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2024. Super Two arbitration eligible this offseason. One option remaining.

ROSTER: Crawford is going to get at least the 2021 season to show he can produce better at the plate, and is defense allows him quite a bit of leeway, but once Year 3 of arbitration hits prior to the 2023 season, the price may start to be a significant factor.


Tim Lopes

G: 46
AVG:
.238
OBP:
.278
SLG:
.364
HR:
2
wRC+:
78
xwOBA:
.266
DRS:
-1
fWAR:
-0.1
EV:
87.1

SERVICE TIME: 1.069

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2025. Arbitration eligible after the 2022 season Three options remaining.

ROSTER: Lopes’ 26-man spot may be challenged by an offseason acquisition, though his 40-man spots is likely safe for the time being.


Sam Haggerty

G: 13
AVG:
.260
OBP:
.315
SLG:
.400
HR:
1
wRC+:
100
xwOBA:
.299
DRS:
1
fWAR:
0.4
EV:
90.6

SERVICE TIME: 0.074

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2026. Arbitration eligible after 2023 at the soonest. Two options remaining.

ROSTER: Seattle may end up choosing between Lopes, Haggerty and a veteran this offseason, and at some point relatively soon the Lopes-Haggerty-Walton trio will need to be sorted as 40-man roster spots become more precious.


Ty France

G: 23
AVG:
.302
OBP:
.362
SLG:
.453
HR:
2
wRC+:
129
xwOBA:
.343
DRS:
0
fWAR:
0.6
EV: 
85.6

SERVICE TIME: 1.089

CONTRACT: Club controlled through 2025. Arbitration eligible after 2022. Two options remaining.

ROSTER: France is a shallow core player on the current 40-man and 26-man rosters.


OUTFIELDERS (6)

Braden Bishop

G: 12
AVG:
.167
OBP:
.242
SLG:
.233
HR:
0
wRC+:
37
xwOBA:
.222
DRS:
2
fWAR:
0.0
EV:
89.5

SERVICE TIME: 1.014

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2025. Arbitration eligible after 2022 at the soonest. One option remaining.

ROSTER: With the additions of Phillip Ervin and Jose Marmolejos, the expanded defensive profiles of Lopes, Moore, and Haggerty, and the inevitable arrival of Jarred Kelenic, Bishop’s 26-man prospects don’t look good for 2021. Furthermore, Bishop and Jake Fraley become dispensable from a 40-man standpoint before their arbitration years, so the pair is running out of time.

I do wonder if Seattle gives him a real shot at the left field gig out of the blocks instead of entering spring training without an actual competition. Bishop is a more natural fit as a fourth outfielder once Kelenic hits the majors since he’s a plus-plus glove, a plus runner and bats right-handed.


Phillip Ervin

G: 16
AVG:
.205
OBP:
.340
SLG:
.282
HR:
0
wRC+:
87
xwOBA:
.246
DRS:
.1
fWAR:
0.0
EV:
.85.4

SERVICE TIME: 2.110

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2024. Arbitration eligible after the 2021 season at the soonest. No options remaining.

ROSTER: While things can change this winter, Ervin enters the offseason as the seat warmer for Kelenic for the first few weeks of 2021. Once Kelenic is up, Ervin turns into a reserve, but keep an eye on a competition in March where Bishop may be a factor.


Jake Fraley

G: 7
AVG:
.154
OBP:
.241
SLG:
.269
HR:
0
wRC+:
45
xwOBA:
DRS:
1
fWAR:
-0.1
EV:
82.6

SERVICE TIME: 0.094

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2026. Arbitration eligible after 2023 at the soonest. Two options remaining.

ROSTER: Fraley is running out of opportunities, despite the fact the opportunities he’s received to this point have been few and far between. He’s unlikely to have a shot at the 26-man to open next season, and 2021 may be his last shot to find a long-term home on the 40-man.


Mitch Haniger (60-IL)


SERVICE TIME: 4.048

CONTRACT: Club controlled through 2022. Arbitration eligible for the second time this winter. Three options remaining.

ROSTER: Haniger’s roster spots are safe, though at the first sign of significant trade value, the 29-year-old is trade chum.


Kyle Lewis

G: 58
AVG:
.262
OBP:
.364
SLG:
.437
HR:
11
wRC+:
126
xwOBA:
.333
DRS:
-1
fWAR:
1.7
EV: 
88.5

SERVICE TIME: 1.020

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2025. Arbitration eligible after the 2022 season at the soonest. Three options remaining.

ROSTER: Lewis represents the closest thing to a true all-star the Mariners possess. He’ll enter 2021 as the starting centerfielder and ultimately be flanked by Haniger and Kelenic.


Jose Marmolejos, DH/OF

G: 35
AVG:
.206
OBP:
.261
SLG:
.411
HR:
6
wRC+:
84
xwOBA:
.301
DRS:
-1
fWAR:
-0.3
EV:
90.4

SERVICE TIME: 1.061

CONTRACT: Club controlled through at least 2025. Arbitration eligible after the 2022 season at the soonest. One option remaining.

ROSTER: Marmolejos is a placeholder until the Kelenics and Trammels pop. The biggest threat to his 26-man roster spot to open 2021 is Fraley, but his 40-man spot will be threatened next summer.

Follow!