Seattle Mariners Spring Training Lessons Learned

Next2 of 6Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Mar 20, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Dustin Ackley (13) runs to first base after hitting a single against the Chicago Cubs at Cubs Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Outfield Outlook:

Six outfielders are left at Major League Camp: Dustin Ackley, Abraham Almonte, Corey Hart, Michael Saunders, Endy Chavez, and Stefen Romero.

The first four on the list seem to have all but locked up their spots on the 25-man roster. As it stands today, it’ll be Ackley, Almonte, Hart from left to right, with Saunders covering Hart with regularity to keep his knees fresh for the duration of the season.

Left field is Ackley’s, and despite a poor offensive showing this spring skipper Lloyd McClendon seems to be in love with Almonte’s potential as a centerfielder/leadoff guy.

The only thing still unknown in the outfield is who will be the fifth outfielder. Will it be Chavez who is one of the better defensive outfielders in the organization? Or will it be Stefen Romero, who has serious power potential and some versatility– having been a second baseman and third baseman in college and in the Minor Leagues.

Next2 of 6Prev
Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Next Mariners Game View full schedule »
Wednesday, Aug 2020 Aug1:05at Philadelphia PhilliesBuy Tickets

Tags: Seattle Mariners Spring Training

  • tedsfrozenhead

    How is Almonte, hitting about, .150 even enter into this? He can’t help us offensively and likely needs more time at AAA, This is Saunders make it or break it year, I hope he can put together a consistent season.

    • CharlieSpencer-Davis

      I couldn’t agree more. But he is still in camp and McClendon seems to really really like him. Could end up hurting his future and the M’s future if he is out there Opening Day and then sputters the whole season