The Seattle Mariners have some incredibly talented players. What would you do if you could only pick one jersey?
It’s a question that is likely plaguing many fans of the youth coming up in the Seattle Mariners system. Right now, the Mariners have three great choices. Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez, and Kyle Lewis. What would you do if you could only pick one?
Baseball jerseys can be a bit expensive, and, let’s be honest, it’s just harder to get away with wearing them in public when you are comparing it to a football jersey. At the same time, you still want to be able to support your team and rep a jersey of a player that you like.
There is more to it than that though. You don’t want to be stuck having a jersey of a player who barely played, or never even made it at all. My condolences to anyone out there who ended up with a Danny Hultzen jersey. Oof.
You wouldn’t want to get stuck with someone who is going to be traded either. That part can be a bit tougher, as even the top prospects in an organization can be dealt away. It wouldn’t be as bad if they ended up being good and having a lengthy career elsewhere, but you still want to make the right choice.
This leads us to our first choice in the breakdown. A big part of the worry can come from not wanting to spend the money on a jersey for a player that hasn’t even made it to the Major Leagues yet. So, let’s go to the guy who had a nice impact in his first full* season in the big leagues as a Seattle Mariner.