Mariners 25-Man Roster Ultimate Preview: Roster-Projected Bullpen
LHP- Mark Rzepczynski
IP- 49 W- 2 L- 2 ERA- 3.54 WHIP- 1.13 K-48 WAR- .6
Not many people are nearly as interesting as Mark Rzepczynski.
He is a man who has been on seven different teams, over seven years. He has been with five teams in the past three years and has been traded four times mid-year.
Usually, when you see a player with that resume, you think the reason he hasn’t been able to stick around with one team is because he just isn’t solid enough for a team to want him, but just good enough for teams to take chance son him.
However, that just isn’t true. He has a 2.9 WAR in the past seven years combined which is very very solid for a reliever. There’s a reason the Mariners are paying him 5.5 million a year to pitch for them.
They want him to be a fixture in the bullpen, and they don’t want to trade him mid-year. The Mariners know that a healthy and effective Mark Rzepczynski is going to be a major key to getting back to the playoffs for the first time since 2001.