Mariners: Three Names to Know for a Late Playoff Push and Beyond

Max Ellingsen
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Pitcher Paul Sewald #37 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after striking out Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics to end the eighth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on September 21, 2021 in Oakland, California. The Mariners won the game 5-2. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Pitcher Paul Sewald #37 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after striking out Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics to end the eighth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on September 21, 2021 in Oakland, California. The Mariners won the game 5-2. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Mariners Andres Munoz
PEORIA, ARIZONA – MARCH 05: Pitcher Andres Munoz #52 of the San Diego Padres throws against the Seattle Mariners during a Cactus League spring training baseball game at Peoria Stadium on March 05, 2020 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Andres Munoz could easily be the most electric arm in the entire system. Featuring a two pitch mix, Munoz is a high leverage reliever unlike his counterpart in Matt Brash. That being said, Munoz is a prototypical closer. With a fastball that averaged 100 MPH and a slider with excellent depth in the mid-80’s, Munoz is a prime candidate to be featured in the the 2022 bullpen and could very well be called up in the coming days.

Acquired in the seven player deal that shipped Austin Nola off to San Diego, Munoz has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery since coming to Seattle. Finally healthy, Seattle could use the fireballing reliever to aid in their pursuit of the final playoff spot.

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