3 Changes the Seattle Mariners Must Make to their Lineup

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 18: Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners warms up before the game against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 18: Jarred Kelenic #10 of the Seattle Mariners warms up before the game against the Detroit Tigers at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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Cal Raleigh of the Seattle Mariners throws to second base.
Cal Raleigh of the Seattle Mariners throws the ball to second during summer workouts. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Seattle Mariners Lineup Change #3: Calling up Cal Raleigh

The offensive production the Mariners have gotten out of their catchers this year has been unfortunately nothing short of embarrassing. The good news is, the Seattle Mariners may have a switch-hitting answer for their issues residing in Tacoma right now.

Related Story. The Seattle Mariners Need to Promote Catcher Cal Raleigh. light

Cal Raleigh has gotten off to an intriguing start for the Tacoma Rainiers. He’s currently slashing .315/.500/.610 with two home runs, eight doubles, 11 RBI’s, and two stolen bases. These numbers are almost begging for the 24-year-old to make his Major League debut as soon as possible. Raleigh held his own against Major League competition this spring, and if he is able to translate those numbers to the majors, that would be a major upgrade.

Raleigh is also looking good behind the plate so far in Tacoma, with a limited sample size of course. He’s thrown out 5-of-13 runners and is yet to make an error or allow a passed ball behind the plate. Offense has always been Raleigh’s calling card, so seeing progress behind the dish after a long offseason and summer camp is very encouraging.

Cal Raleigh will not be in Triple-A much longer if the Mariners’ catchers continue to hit the way they have so far this season. I would like to see  him inserted into the lineup much sooner rather than later for the Seattle Mariners.

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