This is the perfect Seattle Mariners lineup for 2021 and all it takes is one big-time free agent signing
The Seattle Mariners have made some moves to boost their pitching staff but they have been quiet on the offensive side of the ball in free agency. They have a decent lineup as it stands right now, but the signing of one top tier outfielder would give them a perfect lineup for 2021.
Signing an outfielder would also put less pressure on guys like Jarred Kelenic and Taylor Trammell and would give the Mariners options in terms of trading players like Mitch Haniger and having depth if there are injuries or poor performances.
So without further adieu here is the leadoff hitter of the perfect lineup for the Mariners in 2021.
Batting first, CF Kyle Lewis
Kyle Lewis should be the Mariners leadoff hitter of the future. While he played almost every single game last season as Seattle’s third hitter, the leadoff spot better suits Lewis, and with the additions this year of Ty France, Mitch Haniger, and their big signing that I will reveal later, he does not have to be the lineups power hitter in the third or fourth spot.
With an 87th percentile BB% and a .364 OBP last year, Lewis is perfect for the leadoff role next year and should be the leadoff hitter of the future as well. Lewis’ high OBP makes him a model leadoff hitter as there has been a shift in the focus of a leadoff hitter being a steals guy to now, every team wants their best on-base guy in the first spot in the order.