Floor Player comp for Seattle Mariners Jarred Kelenic: Randy Winn
Randy Winn still had a pretty good career when you look at the length of it and all he accomplished. When you compare it to what people are expecting from Kelenic, it’s fair to see that it could be a realistic floor for the Mariners’ young outfielder.
Winn accumulated seven straight seasons with double-digit home runs and double-digit steals, all the while hitting for an impressive .294 clip. The key difference here is that it took a while for Winn to transform from solely a speedy outfielder, to becoming one that could provide a bit of pop.
Kelenic is likely to showcase power earlier than that and is expected to provide more of it than Winn ever did. He only broke the 15 home run mark once in his career, doing it during the 2005 season which he split between Seattle and San Francisco. If the power just doesn’t translate to playing against major league pitching, Kelenic still has the rest of the tools to stay in the lineup, and make a lengthy career.
Like Winn, you could see him playing into his mid-30’s, sticking around because of an ability to put the ball in play, stealing a good amount of bases, and playing solid defense. Winn had double-digit steals for nine straight years and would’ve for 12 if he played more in his second and third seasons.