Mariners Players And Their College Football Comparisons

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Sep 30, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) turns a double play against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) turns a double play against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits an RBI single during the third inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) hits an RBI single during the third inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

Robinson Cano – USC Trojans

USC in 2016 started off slow, but by the end, cemented themselves as one of the top 4 teams in the country. But could you blame them for an opening season loss when they played Alabama in the opener?

But after going 1-3, they switched in their freshman QB Sam Darnold, and they went absolutely nuts.

They went 8-0 and their new QB made their WR’s look like absolute stars. USC took down teams like UW, Colorado, and Penn State on the way to a Rose Bowl victory.

Although 2016 was promising, 2017 looks as if USC could end the season with a Ship under their belt. They will only improve and teams will not look forward to seeing the Trojans on the schedule. Also, USC will be returning all their studs and will only grow more chemistry as a team.

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Except for the slow start, the same could be said for Robinson Cano. Since joining the team in 2014, Cano has run the baseball world in the Pacific Northwest. In 2016, Cano hit .298 with 39 HR and 103 RBI.

With the playoff implications being similar to what he had in the Bronx, 2017 could be historic for Robinson.

Cano loves the clutch moments, and when the Mariners are in the hunt from day 1, he will only thrive. Having the pressure on him and a playoff run for the Mariners could equal an MVP for Cano.

Both Cano and USC have one thing in common, they are both jaw-dropping. They make you stop whatever you are doing and watch the TV. In 2017, opponents will be scared to play these two and fans will love every moment they get to watch.

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