Seattle Mariners Lineup Change #2: Middle-of-the-order depth
Moving the Gold Glove shortstop to the leadoff spot essentially moves everyone down a spot in the order, creating a feeling of more depth and fullness within the starting lineup. If manager Scott Servais were to follow that with, say, Kelenic, Lewis, Haniger, and Seager, that allows Mitch to hit every day from the cleanup spot with the opportunity to drive in even more runs.
Mitch has been playing like an All-Star so it only seems fitting to have him behind some patient approaches of the three hitters who would theoretically come before him. Protecting Haniger with Seager would carry over the same benefits it already brings, but to a higher degree due to the likelihood of there being runners in scoring position from the four batters prior.
Seager is currently hitting an absurd .467 with runners in scoring position, so we want to see him hit with runners on base as much as we can. Moving him behind guys who can get on base can do that for him.
Mitch Haniger is also doing his part with runners on base. Haniger has a .333 batting average with runners in scoring position along with a 1.084 OPS. Despite not hitting in the typical RBI collecting spots, he leads the Seattle Mariners with 31 RBI.
It is also not to be forgotten that this lineup will grow even deeper with the upcoming returns of Ty France, Evan White, and Jake Fraley.