The Seattle Mariners may be deeper in the outfield than at any other position in the entire organization, but that shouldn’t scare them away from adding talent if the opportunity presents itself.
And even with a surplus of outfielders and utility players with outfield capabilities on the current Major League roster, as well as players like Julio Rodriguez and Jarred Kelenic not too far away from joining them, the Mariners could easily find themselves in a position of need if they look to use that depth to address other areas of their roster. It would be a surprise if the Mariners weren’t at the very least active on trade discussions for Domingo Santana and Mallex Smith, but they may find more success in utilizing their outfield depth for, say, a starting pitcher if they were to instead listen on names like Kyle Lewis and Jake Fraley.
In that case, the Mariners may need to replenish the youth in their outfield group on the lower end and could find a few names that fit the bill. Today, we’re going to look at said names and try to figure out who may catch—or rather, who’s already caught—the attention of Jerry Dipoto and the Mariners’ scouting department.