Mariners: Top 5 Mariners Outside of the Americas
The Mariners have had a strong international influence in their history. Some of these players have been pivotal to the history of the M’s. Here, we will look at the top 5 Mariners players from outside of the Americas.
There is a couple of ways I can go here, I can purely go on WAR and statistics or, I can go with my personal favorites. After many hours of contemplation, I thought ‘let’s try both and see where about we end up’ and thus have created my ‘Top 5 Mariners Players Outside of the Americas’.
First, there are a few honourable mentions that could easily slot into the list, but there just isn’t enough room.
Dae Ho Lee
Dae Ho was a massive fan favourite at Safeco in 2016. Many fans wanted and pleaded with ownership to bring the big first baseman back in 2017. From Dae Ho’s walk off against Texas last April, to his back to back home runs against Derek Holland on June 10, he was a one of the bright spots of 2016. Dae Ho was so loved by the M’s faithful, he even had his own Dae Ho chant.
Hasegawa was a part of the Mariners bullpen from 2002-2005. During his time with the M’s, he was an All-star in 2003 and owned a 1.48 ERA. Over his 4 years in Seattle, he owned a 3.46 ERA and a 4.9 WAR. He was a popular part of the Mariners’ bullpen, but as a middle reliever, never really had as big a fan fare as some of the other international Mariner’s players.