Seattle Mariners 2014 Fantasy Baseball Preview
Feb 13, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners pitchers meet with coaches during team workouts at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
I like Fantasy Football, and tolerate Fantasy Basketball, however I LOVE Fantasy Baseball.
I like tinkering with my lineups. Yes, I stream pitchers. So I’m going to track the fantasy relevant M’s.
Robinson Cano: As my 13-year-old, my 10-year-old, and NOW my 4-year-old says, duh. I don’t think Safeco will affect his game much, if at all. I buck the court of public opinion in that view. I would take him mid/late 1st anywhere from 9-12 overall in a standard 12 team H2H.
In the last five years Cano has 48, 41, 46, 48, and 41 doubles. In 2014: .313 avg, 32 HR, 107 RBI, 42 doubles.
Felix Hernandez: The King is 27, soon to be 28, nothing to suggest anything other than royalty. I am a homer: Late 2nd/early 3rd (20-25 overall) 17-7/2.98 era/212 ip/215 k/1.12 whip.
Hisashi Iwakuma: I prefer to wait on pitching, I mentioned I stream. I DID like Kuma in the early 8th (86-90 ovl) and I am trying not to panic. 15-5,/2.80/214 ip/180 k/1.00 whip.
Kyle Seager: Coming into his prime, with some offensive help, I like him in the 9th (99=104) .270/24/90/88 runs
Brad Miller: This is subject to change with the fluid Nick Franklin situation, but I like Miller as a viable SS option 10th round or later. .318/15 HR/68 RBI/100 runs/40 doubles
Fernando Rodney: Typically I wait on saves. That said, I like the fire of “The Archer”, and I would take him anywhere from the 14th to the 15th (160-180) 5-2/3.30/40 saves/1.28 whip.
Sleeper: (For now…) Taijuan Walker: I am being cautiously optimistic about the shoulder soreness. 14-5/2.85/150 ip/140 k.
Corey Hart: If healthy: .270/25 HR/75 RBI/ 90 runs
Logan Morrison: Where will he play? .250/20 HR/68 RBI/