With baseball looking to get started again sooner rather than later it’s time to start projecting the Mariners’ roster. Rumors predict an expanded roster of 30 players and one can assume that half of the roster will be made up of pitchers, so today we take a look at 15 pitchers that could “break camp” with the Mariners.
Before getting started we need to remember that Mariners pitchers won’t have as much time to get ready for the season in spring training part two, so more arms will be needed.
Some teams might consider going with a six-man rotation to spread out the innings and provide starting pitchers with more rest, while others might load up on bullpen arms that can cover multiple innings.
The delay to start the season could be good news for players coming off of injury which might make certain pitchers available to start the season where if the season started on time they would not have been ready. All of that is taken into account as well as other factors such as Rule 5 status (that’s a hint on one particular pitcher) and whether or not the player has option years remaining.
Ready to see which pitchers will make the team? Click below to see the starting pitchers.