Projecting the 2023 Mariners lineup with player comps

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 30: GM Jerry Dipoto of the Seattle Mariners looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 30: GM Jerry Dipoto of the Seattle Mariners looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Houston Astros at Safeco Field on September 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE- WA, – APRIL 9: T-Mobile Park is lit up in blue to honor essential workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on April 09, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Landmarks and buildings across the nation are displaying blue lights to show support for health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE- WA, – APRIL 9: T-Mobile Park is lit up in blue to honor essential workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on April 09, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Landmarks and buildings across the nation are displaying blue lights to show support for health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

So our starting lineup for the 2023 Mariners is now set. Here are the comps we landed on at each position:

  • Catcher- Carson Kelly (Raleigh) Jorge Alfaro (Binns)
  • First Base- 2015 Eric Hosmer (White)
  • Second base- Marwin Gonzalez (Long)
  • Third base- Scott Kingery (Marte)
  • Shortstop- 2019 Willy Adames (Crawford)
  • Leftfield- Michael Conforto (Kelenic)
  • Centerfield- 2016 Lorenzo Cain (Fraley)
  • Rightfield- Justin Upton (Rodriguez)
  • DH- Domingo Santana (Lewis)

Overall, that is a pretty strong lineup but one that will require outside additions to be a true World Series contenders.  But if a few players jump reach their absolute ceilings, they could be an elite offensive ball club.

Next time, we will project the rest of the 2023 bench and the starting rotation with their comparisons. It should be a lot of fun and interesting to see exactly what these players could actually do.

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A big shout out is owed to Jason Churchill of Hero Sports, Prospect Insider, and the Baseball Things Podcast (highly reccomended) for this concept.

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