Prediction #2: We see 2018/2019 Eugenio Suarez for the Mariners
There are a lot of fans out there that I constantly see complaining about Suarez. Whether it’s he is past his prime, it was PEDs, it was the ball, he’s a poor man’s Kyle Seager, or that he just isn’t good.
For all of those naysayers, it’s important to remember that Suarez has hit a lot of home runs. Like, A LOT of them. If I remember correctly, he has the most home runs in baseball over the last four seasons with 129.
Coming off of a shoulder injury, Suarez should be healthy for the first time in a while. The Mariners also aren’t going to be playing him at short, which should take a little of the stress off of him. He’s also going to be in a lineup that, while it was quite weak (okay, awful) in 2021, actually has the potential to be a top 10 lineup in all of baseball.
Suarez is going to have a great season with the Mariners, and it’s all going to start in April. He’s actually gonna be the top hitter on the team, hitting .365 for the month with 9 HR. His play, alongside Julio, will help the Mariners to a strong start and a record of 13-8.