MANAGER: Scott Servais

2017 RECORD: 70 – 84

HOME RECORD: 40 – 41

ROAD RECORD: 38 – 43

2018 PREDICTION: 3rd American League West



BALLPARK: Safeco field

OPEN: 1999

CAPACITY: 47,860

LEFT: 331


RIGHT: 326


SEASON OPENER: March 29 vs Cleveland



2013: 71

2014: 87

2015: 76

2016: 86

2017: 78



C Mike Zunini, 25 HR, 64 RBI

2B Robinson Cano, 23 HR, 97 RBI

1B Ryon Healy, .271 BA, 25 HR, 78 RBI (Oakland)

3B Kyle Seager, 27 HR, 88 RBI

SS Jean Segura, .300 BA, 11 HR, 22 SB

OF Nelson Cruz, .288 BA, 39 HR, 119 RBI

OF Ben Gamel, .275 BA, 11 HR

OF Dee Gordon, .308 BA, 60 SB (Miami)

OF Mitch Hanigar, .282 BA

P Edwin Diaz, 34 SV

P Mike Leake, 10 – 13 (Between Seattle and St. Louis)

P James Paxton, 12 – 5, 2.98 ERA, 156K

P Ariel Miranda, 8 – 7, 137K

P Felix Hernandez, 6 – 5, 4.36 ERA

P Erasmo Ramirez, 5 – 6 (Between Seattle and Tampa Bay)



OF Kyle Lewis

1B/OF Evan White

RHP Sam Carlson

OF Julio Rodriguez

OF Braden Bishop

RHP Nick Rumbelow

RHP Andrew Moore

RHP Max Povse

1B/OF Eric Filia

RHP Art Warren



2018 – the final season the Stadium will be known as Safeco Field.

2018 – for the first time since it was built in 1999, Safeco Field will feature a new playing surface.

11 – consecutive seasons Robinson Cano has had a least 640 plate appearances.

94.0 – average exit velocity of Nelson Cruz’s exit velocity.

2.2 – decrease in exit velocity of Nelson Cruz from 2016.

86.7% – Guillermo Heredia’s contact rate in 2017.

70.3% – Mike Leake’s strand rate, 12 worst among qualified starters.

60+ –Marc Rzepczysnki has appeared at least 60 games in each of the last four seasons.

157 – career wins by Felix Hernandez achieved on June 23, 2017.

8 – 58 – Seattle’s record when scoring three runs or fewer.

70 – 26 – Seattle’s record when scoring for runs or more in 2017.

219 – the amount of transactions made by Seattle involving their 40 – man roster over 182 days of the 2017 season.

40 – pictures used by the Mariners in 2017.

17 – starting pitchers used by the Mariners in 2017 – the most in club history.

61 – players used by the Mariners in 2017 – the most in club history.

6 – 0 – James Paxton’s record , with an ERA of 1.37 in July.

3 – 1 – Mike Leake’s record in five starts with Seattle while posting a 2.53 ERA.

26 – saves blown by Seattle’s bullpen.

34/40 – Edwin Diaz converted 34 of 40 save opportunities.

.776 – SS Jean Segura’s OPS in 2017.

.791 – Robinson Cano’s OPS in 2017.


Mariners welcome Ichiro to first camp practice

PEORIA, Ariz. — Ichiro Suzuki made his first appearance in the Mariners’ clubhouse and on their practice field prior to Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Giants, drawing considerable attention from teammates and the large throng of Japanese reporters following his every move in familiar fashion.


It was similar to the scene from 17 years earlier, when Ichiro first signed with Seattle, except for the graying hair and the more-established relationships with his Major League peers.


Robinson Cano, who played with Ichiro for the Yankees from 2012-13, greeted him with a big hug. Dee Gordon was all smiles upon reuniting with his buddy from their Marlins days.


Gordon, in particular, is pleased to see Ichiro in camp, as he plans to pick his brain about outfield play while making his transition from second base. Gordon threw out a baserunner for the first time in Wednesday’s game against the A’s, but he says he’s still adapting to the footwork and spin required to get the best carry on longer throws.

“I’m going to work on that more with Ichi here now,” Gordon said. “He’s going to teach me some things. It’s awesome. I’m excited about the opportunity to learn from him on the outfield part of things, for sure. I’ve always picked his brain every day about something. I think he’s used to me bothering him.”


Gordon and Ichiro were having fun on the field Thursday, and they clearly have a close relationship. What drew Gordon initially to the Japanese legend?


“He’s skinny, and he can hit,” Gordon said with a laugh. “We’re the same guy.”

Ichiro went through a full practice session in his first day on the field and looked as prepared as ever, but manager Scott Servais said he would sit down with the 44-year-old soon to discuss how quickly to put him into games.

The tentative plan, per Servais, is to have Ichiro go through workouts for four to five days before advancing to Cactus League action. He’ll take live batting practice Saturday, when reliever Nick Vincent is slated to throw in a simulated-game situation, and progress toward games likely early next week.


But Ichiro told Japanese reporters after his workout that he was “feeling very comfortable,” and he would have been ready to play Thursday night, if Servais asked. Ichiro said it’s more likely he’ll play Sunday when the Mariners host the Reds in a 1:10 p.m. PT game at Peoria Sports Complex.


Though Ichiro seemed to fit back in seamlessly in his first day back, there is an adjustment period. He admitted things are a little different than when he first came to Peoria as a 27-year-old for his first Major League camp with the Mariners in 2001.


“I’m going to have to learn some names and faces,” Ichiro said through interpreter Allen Turner. “I’m a little worried some of these guys are like my children’s age, they’re like kids. But hopefully I can get right in there with the kids and perform with them.”



Seattle may compete for a wild-card spot, but everything must break right. They must find pitching behind Felix Hernandez. If Fernandez isn’t healthy, they may be in trouble. James Paxton has never made more than 25 starts in the season, but when healthy, he could be one of the best left-handers in baseball. GM Jerry Dipito may look for more pitching this spring. Mike Leake is an innings – eater, but is considered more of a #4 or #5 starter. Seattle is a team that can hit and may add more runs after acquiring leadoff hitter Dee Gordon. Robinson Cano is steady when healthy and Nelson Cruz is one of the most impressive power hitters in baseball. Jean Segura and Kyle Seager are a nice complement in Seattle’s order.

Seattle has the longest current postseason drought in baseball. Their last trip to the playoffs came in 2001, when they won 116 games. Since then, they have had four different general managers, eight field managers and only six winning seasons. With the World Series champion Houston Astros still possessing a loaded lineup, winning the American League West is out of the question for Seattle. If the Mariners can find better starting pitching, they have a chance to make the playoffs. If not, it will be another year of disappointment in Seattle. Bring on the Seahawks.




#                           Name    B/T        Ht           Wt          DOB

53                          Dan Altavilla      R/R        5’11”     200lbs   9/8/92

60                          Chasen Bradford              R/R        6’1″        229lbs   8/5/89

33                          Chase De Jong   L/R         6’4″        205lbs   12/29/93

39                          Edwin Diaz          R/R        6’3″        165lbs   3/22/94

32                          Marco Gonzales               L/L         6’1″        195lbs   2/16/92

34                          Felix Hernandez               R/R        6’3″        225lbs   4/8/86

8                            Mike Leake        R/R        5’10”     170lbs   11/12/87

37                          Ariel Miranda    L/L         6’2″        190lbs   1/10/89

62                          Sam Moll            L/L         5’10”     185lbs   1/3/92

48                          Andrew Moore R/R        6’0″        185lbs   6/2/94

64                          Mike Morin        R/R        6’4″        220lbs   5/3/91

12                          Juan Nicasio       R/R        6’4″        252lbs   8/31/86

65                          James Paxton    L/L         6’4″        235lbs   11/6/88

47                          James Pazos       R/L         6’2″        235lbs   5/5/91

35                          David Phelps      R/R        6’2″        200lbs   10/9/86

44                          Max Povse         R/R        6’8″        185lbs   8/23/93

31                          Erasmo Ramirez               R/R        5’10”     215lbs   5/2/90

52                          Nick Rumbelow R/R        6’0″        190lbs   9/6/91

25                          Marc Rzepczynski            L/L         6’2″        220lbs   8/29/85

50                          Nick Vincent      R/R        6’0″        185lbs   7/12/86

63                          Rob Whalen       R/R        6’2″        220lbs   1/31/94

55                          Tony Zych           R/R        6’3″        190lbs   8/7/90


#                           Name    B/T        Ht           Wt          DOB

36                          David Freitas      R/R        6’3″        225lbs   3/18/89

10                          Mike Marjama  R/R        6’2″        205lbs   7/20/89

3                            Mike Zunino      R/R        6’2″        220lbs   3/25/91


#                           Name    B/T        Ht           Wt          DOB

22                          Robinson Cano L/R         6’0″        210lbs   10/22/82

6                            Mike Ford           L/R         6’0″        225lbs   7/4/92

27                          Ryon Healy         R/R        6’5″        225lbs   1/10/92

21                          Taylor Motter    R/R        6’1″        195lbs   9/18/89

7                            Andrew Romine               S/R        6’1″        200lbs   12/24/85

15                          Kyle Seager        L/R         6’0″        210lbs   11/3/87

2                            Jean Segura        R/R        5’10”     205lbs   3/17/90

20                          Daniel Vogelbach            L/R         6’0″        250lbs   12/17/92


#                           Name    B/T        Ht           Wt          DOB

16                          Ben Gamel         L/L         5’11”     185lbs   5/17/92

9                            Dee Gordon       L/R         5’11”     170lbs   4/22/88

17                          Mitch Haniger   R/R        6’2″        215lbs   12/23/90

5                            Guillermo Heredia           R/L         5’10”     180lbs   1/31/91

26                          Cameron Perkins             R/R        6’5″        195lbs   9/27/90

51                          Ichiro Suzuki      L/R         5’11”     175lbs   10/22/73

Designated Hitters

#                           Name    B/T        Ht           Wt          DOB

23                          Nelson Cruz        R/R        6’2″        230lbs   7/1/80