Ranking the Best Right Fielders in Seattle Mariners History
Just like center field, there is no argument for the greatest to play the position. We all know who the greatest right fielder of all time is for the Mariners.
What about the rest of the list. I’m sure you have some names in your mind for who should take the spots. Unless you are an older fan or are quite knowledgable on your Mariners history, there is going to be a name on here that very few people know.
Before we get there though, we need to look at the people who just missed out on the top five. Let me tell you, it’s going to be one of the shortest introductions, as the list is not very impressive.
Carlos Lopez – 1.5 fWAR
Al Cowens – 1.7 fWAR
Rob Ducey – 2.0 fWAR
See, I told you. There just isn’t much there. Part of it stems from having a few people in place for a long time. Carlos Lopez was just under 100 games with the team, although he hit fairly well in his time there.
Al Cowens came to the Mariners in 1982, and had a tremendous year there, hitting .270/.325/.475 with 20 homers and a 2.5 fWAR and 113 WRC+. Alas, he would be a -0.8 over the next four seasons and fall off the top five. Finally, there is Rob Ducey, who spent two years in Seattle in the late 90s, providing a 1.0 fWAR both years. He had an abysmal walk rate his first year, but decent defense carried him along.
That’s it for those who barely missed it. There just isn’t a lot to mention. Let’s get to the top five, and start with a guy who is known for his cannon arm.