Mariners RAA All-Star Break Leaderboard

My apologies for how these came out.




Brendan Ryan was a cut above the rest and I have some personal thoughts on this with a post coming soon.

Miguel Olivo‘s deal wasn’t liked very much at the beginning of the season and here he is sitting 4th overall in team’s RAA/WAR.

Adam Kennedy has pretty much been awesome this year and is on pace to produce his highest amount of Wins Above Replacement since 2005.

Franklin Gutierrez has struggled so badly at the plate; he and Greg Halman are nearly equal in their production so far this year.

Dustin Ackley has played all of 3 weeks and has already accumulated 1 WAR. Right now he’s on pace to produce an 8.1 wins above replace over 162 games. I doubt he keeps this up but can you imagine him posting another 3 1/2 wins in the remaining games and being worth 4.5 WAR at the end of the season?

Justin Smoak is going through some struggles and I’ll have an interesting post on him in a few days. In the meantime understand that he’s going to break out of the “slump” I just think they need to give him time.


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  • maqman

    I think we have the pitching to be contenders for some years to come. We have Smoak and Ackley to fill two of the eight positions for some years to come. We have Ryan and Guti who very good defensively and if they can just bat anywhere near average they can fill another two positions for some years to come. Seagar, Halman, Wilson, Peguero, Saunders, Carp. Liddi and Mangini MIGHT be able to fill two of the remaining positions or DH. We have some good looking bats on the farm but they are lower level players right now. It seems we need to fill two positions either through trade or free agency. We are not too far from being a competitive team and while the big club doesn’t have much trade bait we got some nice pieces on the farm for the right opportunity. We also have GMZ who I think is very good at what he does. Wedgie has good and bad points but I’m okay with him, if he can prove he can count to 4.

  • Keith_12thMR

    @maqman counting to 4 has been an unexpected problem this year for the Mariners.

  • Harrison_Crow

    @maqman I disagree a bit. They have the trade pieces to acquire just about anyone it’s just about setting up the right deal. There just aren’t a lot of good fits out there right now and I think it’s more of a situation where there aren’t a lot of moves that make 100%, no doubt, no second guessing, moves.

    This team is really calculating and trying hard not to jump the gun on anything and I like it.

  • maqman

    @Harrison_Crow I agree, there are not many moves they can make now. I was thinking about the coming off-season and next year. Pointing to contending in 2013.