5 Under the Radar Pitchers Seattle Mariners Should Target
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There is nothing exciting about Jhoulys Chacin. His stuff is not extraordinary. He doesn’t miss a ton of bats. He doesn’ have pinpoint control.
What he does have, is a knack for inducing weak contact. His career ground ball rate hovers around 50 % and he has averaged a solid 2.0 fWAR over the past 2 seasons. In 2017, he set a career high in starts (32), strike outs (153), and threw his highest innings total since 2011 (182).
Chacin is a rock solid #5 starter, who could help stabilize the inexperienced back-end of the rotation for the Mariners. Chacin won’t wow any Mariners fans, but he is exactly the type of starter that could help at an extremely fair price.