THE LAST ... PREVIEW: Texas @ Seattle


Well…. it’s been a wonderful year! We’ve discovered new players and we’ve gotten previews of others. We’ve seen a development of sorts in players we have been waiting for and we’ve said goodbye to some that seemingly never worked out.

While this is the last game of the season things are not done for this team. As mentioned in many post and comments the off-season should be very interesting.

Pos Mariners WAR wOBA Pos Rangers WAR wOBA
Catchers Catchers
C Rob Johnson 0.4 0.276 C
Kevin Richardson
0.1 0.446
C Kenji Johjima 1.1 0.31 C Ivan Rodriguez 0.1 0.292
C Adam Moore 0.1 0.346 C Jarrod Saltalamacchia 0.4 0.287
C Taylor Teagarden 0.3 0.286
Infielders
1b Russell Branyan 2.8 0.368
2b Jose Lopez 2.4 0.324 Infielders
3b Jack Hannahan 0.7 0.299 3B Michael Young 4 0.386
SS Jack Wilson 0.1 0.253 2B Ian Kinsler 4.4 0.36
ss? Josh Wilson 0.4 0.267 2B Esteban German 0.1 0.35
? Bill Hall -0.2 0.251 SS Elvis Andrus 2.9 0.322
1b Mike Carp 0.3 0.361 1B Chris Davis -0.6 0.308
3b Adrian Beltre 2.3 0.305 SS Omar Vizquel 1.1 0.306
2b Matt Tuiasosopo 0.1 0.294
Outfielders
Outfielders OF Julio Borbon 0.7 0.378
of Ichiro Suzuki 5 0.369 OF Nelson Cruz 3.7 0.368
of Franklin Gutierrez 5.6 0.336 OF Marlon Byrd 2.3 0.343
of Michael Saunders 0.1 0.26 OF David Murphy 1.6 0.342
of Ryan Langerhans 0.6 0.302 OF Josh Hamilton 1.5 0.321
OF Craig Gentry 0 0.222
DH
DH Ken Griffey Jr. 0.2 0.323 DH
DH! Mike Sweeney 0.3 0.337 DH Andruw Jones 0.5 0.332
DH Hank Blalock -0.1 0.315

Friday: McCarthy vs. Snell

Saturday:  Hunter vs. RR-S

Sunday: Feldman vs. FELIX!

I really like finishing the season the way we started it… with King Felix on the hill. This should be a fun last series.

Rangers wFB/C wSL/C wCT/C wCB/C wCH/C wSF/C wKN/C
Brandon McCarthy -0.64 2.91 X 0.55 -0.66 X X
Tommy Hunter -1.21 X -0.53 2.18 1.36 X X
Scott Feldman -0.81 0.35 2.56 0.14 -0.58 X X
Mariners Pitcher wFB/C wSL/C wCT/C wCB/C wCH/C wSF/C wKN/C
Ian Snell 0.53 0.99 X -2.68 0.76 X X
Ryan Rowland-Smith 0.4 1.81 X 1.84 0.06 X X
Felix Hernandez 0.88 0.23 X 1.07 2.63 X X
Rangers wFB wSL wCT wCB wCH wSF wKN
Willie Eyre 4.4 0.3 -0.2 0 -0.4 X X
Neftali Feliz
10.7 X X 2 -0.1 X X
Frank Francisco 4.4 0.3 X -1.8 0 2.4 X
Jason Grilli -0.4 1.4 X X -0.8 X X
Eddie Guardado 1.9 -4.9 X -0.1 0.5 X X
Derek Holland -13.9 0.7 X 1.5 -8 X X
Doug Mathis 5.3 2.6 X -0.2 -0.7 X X
Warner Madrigal -5.5 0.6 X X X -0.4 X
Guillermo Moscoso -0.8 X X 1 -1.1 X X
Dustin Nippert -0.2 X X -0.4 3.4 X X
Darren O’Day 7.5 10.2 X X 0.3 X X
C.J. Wilson 7 0.9 0.7 0.2 -1.5 X X
Pedro Strop 0.9 -0.4 X X X 0.6 X
Seattle Mariners wFB wSL wCT wCB wCH wSF wKN
David Aardsma 19.3 1.8 X 0 X -1.6 X
Shawn Kelley 2.2 1.5 X X -0.4 X X
Mark Lowe -0.8 10 X X -1.9 X X
Randy Messenger -1.8 -0.6 X 0.5 1.2 X X
Jason Vargas -2.2 -0.1 X -4.2 0.3 X X
Chris Jakubauskas -3.6 X X 0.8 -1.5 X X
Miguel Batista -4.3 -0.6 0.2 -1 -0.2 -0.1 X
Brandon Morrow -4.7 1.2 X 0.3 0.2 X X
Doug Fister -4.9 0.8 X -1.9 3.4 X X
Carlos Silva -5.2 0.7 X X -4.5 X X
Luke French -11.7 -0.2 X X -1.1 X X
Garrett Olson -16.1 0.1 X 4.4 4.1 X X

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