Sodo Mojo Mariners WAR draft – Round 3
To complete his team, Chris selected Justin Dunn. He now has Crawford, Evan White, and the young starting pitcher. Dunn finished with a 0.3 WAR last season, but that isn’t that important. He has made huge changes and is practically a different man. I am excited to see how he does this year.
For Willie’s last pick, he added Jarred Kelenic to his fantasy team. Willie now has K-Lew, Murphy, and one of the top prospects in all of baseball. Kelenic is bound to have a big year, but the question becomes when will he be up with the big league team?
The same goes for the next pick. Jamey chose Taylor Trammell and we still don’t know when he will be on the big league roster. Like Kelenic, both have talent on both sides of the game which bodes well for WAR.
For Jake’s last pick, he chose his brother Jake Fraley (just kidding). As you can tell, the depth of options ran out. Although Jake Fraley isn’t an ideal player, he is one of the more valuable players left. Fraley’s bat has been a big question mark, but his glove hasn’t been.
With my last pick, I took Rafael Montero. As I said, the amount of depth is pretty thin. I thought about going with Logan Gilbert but I was a little worried about when he would be called up. So, I went with a guy that would play a little more often, Rafael Montero. Last season, he had a 0.0 WAR but posted a 1.2 WAR in 2019 with the Rangers.
For the final pick of our Sodo Mojo Mariners WAR draft, Lee chose Logan Gilbert. There is no question that Gilbert can deal but it depends on when he would join the team. At the moment, the Mariners rotation seems a little too crowded for Gilbert but time will tell.
Now that you’ve met the teams, let’s look at the 2021 projections and rank the teams.