Mariners #5 RF: Jose Guillen – 2.2 fWAR
I don’t know about you, but whenever I think about Jose Guillen, I immediately think about his arm strength. That’s even more apparent when I had to go back and change it to Jose after accidentally typing Hose.
As was the case with many a 90s and 2000”s right-fielder, Guillen had an arm… and not much else on defense. 2001 and 2005 were the only years in his 14-year career that he had a positive DEF rating. That’s not what he was about though. It was hosing guys and hitting bombs.
He would finish his career with 109 assists and still had the arm his lone year in Seattle when he would rack up 9 in 2007. He would also put up the third-best WRC+ number of his entire career while he was a Mariners RF, at 117. When you have a cannon and a slash line of .290/.353/.460, with 23 HR and 99 RBI, it makes sense that he was able to accrue a 2.2 fWAR.
It was the only year that Guillen was in Seattle, but it was still good enough to get him into the top five. We’ve gotta go way back to get to #4 on the list, and he holds an impressive trivia stat that would be sure to stump nearly anyone you asked.