MLB The Show: Mariners’ Classic Teams Wishlist
Choice #3 – 1995 Seattle Mariners
Why do you have the team that saved baseball as your third-best choice?
Fair question, but I look at the depth of the superstar power of what I am playing with in 95, compared to other teams on my list. The 1995 Mariners finished 79-66, winning their first-ever division title, and you know the rest of how that October went. This team has an incredibly talented roster, with superstar players. We have the Cy Young award-winning Randy Johnson, just as he’s entering his decade of dominance.
On offense we have Jr. obviously, but our best hitter is actually Edgar Martinez, who won the American League Batting title and was MLB’s offensive WAR leader at 7.3. It is important to remember that Griffey hurt his wrist that season and only played in 72 games, hitting 17 home runs. The lineup continues with great power-hitting seasons by the underrated Tino Martinez and the “Bone” Jay Buhner. There’s also this rookie that played 48 games that season that has some star potential.
The rotation and bullpen leave much to be desired, but getting to play 81 games in the Kingdome, you’re gonna put runs on the board in bunches, and outslug teams.
1995 Seattle Mariners top-ranked players projections
Randy Johnson- 97
Edgar Martinez- 95
Ken Griffey Jr.- 94
Tino Martinez- 86
Jay Buhner- 85
Mike Blowers- 82
Dan Wilson- 81