Mariners Spring Training Preview: The Infield

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Jul 13, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman

Justin Smoak

(17) celebrates in the dugout with teammates after hitting a 3-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the 6th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


Before diving into who is going to be playing where, let’s first take a look at the Mariner’s infield depth chart as it stands today. (Note: the rankings on the depth chart are courtesy of

Let’s take it clockwise:

Third Base:

1. Kyle Seager (duh)

2. Willie Bloomquist

3. Nick Franklin (well, because who else?)

4. Carlos Triunfel (he won’t be playing in the MLB any time soon)

Short Stop:

1. Brad Miller (aka Crazy Legs, aka Sergio Millar, aka this is his job to lose)

2. Nick Franklin

3. Willie Bloomquist (does he, like, play more than one position or something?)

Second Base:

1. Robinson Cano (I still can’t F*&^%$# believe he is on the M’s. Even if it was a terrible contract)

2. Nick Franklin

3. Brad Miller

4. Willie Bloomquist (he isn’t listed on, but who are they trying to kid here)

First Base:

1. Justin Smoak (the backed-his-way-into-still-having-a-job incumbent)

2. Corey Hart (who should get time in the outfield too)

3. Logan Morrison (ditto to Hart. And also avoided arbitration today with a 1-year deal)

4. Kendrys Morales

5. The fat kid from What’s Happening

6. Raul Ibanez

7. Danny Farquhar

8. Russel Wilson

Okay so maybe 4-8 is a bit of a stretch. But you get what I’m getting at.

Now let’s break them down one by one and see if there isn’t anything we can say about the Mariners infield…