Ranking the Seattle Mariners 25-Man Roster is easier than it should be, but isn’t a static endeavor.

Below are my initial 25-man rankings for 2019, certain to change as player perform or don’t perform, eat away service time, return from injury, hit the IL, etc.

Important Notes

  • There’s not a large difference between each slot and one can certainly argue No. 25 and No. 15 aren’t that different.
  • The left column (sorted) is a ranking of how good the players are. The ‘Trade’ column (not sorted) indicates trade value. This column comes with the same caveats, plus salary, control years, injury play more of a factor (injured players are not on the active 25-man, so that’s not a consideration for the first column).
  • If you think No. 22 is more valuable than No. 19, that may be true and you may, but he either hasn’t been yet, won’t likely get the chance to be in 2019 or any difference one can discern is marginal at best.
  • These rankings will be updated throughout the 2019 season.

 

RANK PLAYER POS TREND TRADE
1 Mitch Haniger RF 1
2 Yuesi Kikuchi LHS 2
3 Marco Gonzales LHS 3
4 Mallex Smith CF 4
5 Domingo Santana LF 5
6 Mike Leake RHS 7
7 Omar Narvaez C 6
8 Edwin Encarnacion DH 18
9 Tim Beckham SS 8
10 Jay Bruce OF/1B 11
11 Dee Gordon 2B 20
12 Ryon Healy 1B/3B 10
13 Brandon Brennan RHR 9
14 Dan Vogelbach 1B/DH 15
15 Zac Rosscup LHR 13
16 Wade LeBlanc LHS 12
17 Roenis Elias LHR 14
18 Dylan Moore UT 22
19 Matt Festa RHR 16
20 Felix Hernandez RHS 25
21 Cory Gearrin RHR 21
22 Nick Rumbelow RHR 17
23 Chasen Bradford RHR 24
24 Tom Murphy C 19
25 David McKay RHR 23
Steady
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Jason A. Churchill

Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 after getting his start at InsidethePark.com. He spent several years covering prep, college and pro sports for various newspapers, including The News Tribune and Seattle PI.

Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016.

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