Which Seattle Mariners players will make the 2021 MLB All-Star game?
Although we just started 2021, it is never too early to speculate which Seattle Mariners players would make the All-Star game. The Seattle Mariners have not been too terrible about sending players to the All-Star game in the past.
The Mariners won’t be sending eight players to the All-Star game as they did in 2001, but I think they could send a few this year. The MLB recently ensured every MLB team is represented in the All-Star game, so at least one Seattle Mariners player will be playing in Atlanta this summer. Here is my favorite to represent the team.
Seattle Mariners All-Star Prediction No. 1: Marco Gonzales
Marco Gonzales just gets better and better every year, and he continues to impress me with his pitching savvy. 2021 seems like the perfect season for him to make his first All-Star team.
In 2020, Marco posted a 3.10 ERA and led the league in walks per nine innings. He recorded a 7-2 record and a 1.5 WAR during the shortened regular season. It was the best season of his career.
The previous season, he posted an okay 3.99 ERA which is quite a drastic difference. Based on how he has improved over the years, I think Marco can continue improving and post a sub 3.00 ERA next season.
Gonzales acts like a veteran pitcher but he is still only 28-years-old. He still has so much potential. Marco doesn’t have a 95mph fastball, but he doesn’t need one. He’s learned to use what he has, and it has worked.
There are 12 spots for pitchers on the All-Star roster so I think Marco can definitely compete for a spot.
As I said before, at least one Seattle Mariners player is guaranteed a spot on the All-Star roster, but I don’t think Marco needs to use that free pass.
Now onto my second Seattle Mariners All-Star candidate.