Seattle Mariners Stats In April Show Some Interesting Trends

By John Frances

Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners now own a losing record. Even though it’s just 15 games into a long season, we’ve seen a glimpse of how this team can excel and how it can struggle. It’s still too early to get technical, but for fun let’s look under the hood:

Seattle Mariners Stats

Offense- This team can produce. Even while suffering a few shutouts, they’re still averaging 4.06 runs per game. Staying on this trajectory would give them 659 runs for the season– an improvement over last year’s 624 runs.

Pitching- With Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker on the disabled list, there’s an air of anxiousness surrounding the pitching staff. Regardless, the Mariners have only allowed 3.33 runs per game thus far. That’s a trajectory of only 540 runs allowed for the season. Compared to last year’s 754 runs allowed, that’s an exciting number. Although likely unsustainable.

Let’s have more fun with numbers using today’s pace for seasonal stats:

Corey Hart would hit 43 home runs.
Robinson Cano would hit 11 home runs.
Justin Smoak would hit 43 doubles.
Felix Hernandez would have 320 strikeouts.
Abraham Almonte would have 238 strikeouts.
Dustin Ackley would have 65 strikeouts.
Kyle Seager would have 75 hits, 32 R, 0 HR, 22 RBI.
Brad Miller would have 11 game-losing underhand tosses to second base.

Finally, if we use today’s accumulated stats of 61 runs scored and 50 runs allowed, we can type them into the Pythagorean Win-Loss equation and find that the Mariners are still on a projectile to win 97 games this year.

So there you have it. A losing team on pace to have a 97 win season. Don’t you just love April baseball?