We are a month into the season, and the Mariners are looking alright. There has been some really good stuff (the homestand) and some pretty bad stuff (the road trips), but they managed to 11-10 in the month of April.
I made a few predictions at the beginning of the season for April. I said Julio would start his case for ROY, Suarez would rake, and Flexen would struggle. Luckily, I was wrong on Flexen, as he cruised with a 3.38 ERA on the month. I wasn’t right about Suarez either, but he has shown signs of hitting well with 6 2B, 3 HR, and a decent eye at the plate.
Julio started rough, but has been playing well of late. After the Marlins series, he is up to a slash line of .234/.306/.325, he’s hitting the ball insanely hard, and actually leads all of baseball in stolen bases, going 9-9 on the season so far.
So, what is going to happen in May? It’s going to be the first full month of baseball, rosters are going to drop down from 28 to 26, and we are going to start to get a clearer picture of where teams stand as we approach the quarter mark of the season.
Here are my three bold predictions for the month of May relating to the Seattle Mariners.