May 27, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon (21) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
So here it is folks. The obligatory Mariners mid-season report card. It’s a rather simplistic way to rank players, but it is an easy way to take a quick look at whose performing well and who is, well… not.
So let’s just dive right in. I’ve graded players based on their value to date compared to rest of the American League. I used a players highest number of defensive innings played to determine position.
You will notice that I didn’t grade everyone who’s played for the Mariners so far this year, only the folks with the lions share of the playing time. I did this for a couple of reasons, to keep the piece at a palatable length and because, well, do you really need me to tell you how well Rickie Weeks did for us? Or Willie Bloomquist? Nah.
Let’s start with the infield.