Three Mariners Bold Predictions for the month of June
Bonus Mariners Prediction: Catcher position gets solved
Something needs to happen at catcher while Tom Murphy is out. Raleigh hasn’t been hitting well, and Luis Torrens has been putrid.
We really need Murphy back, because one catcher with an average under 200 and nothing but singles in May paired with another catcher who either hits a single or a HR, but is under 150 is an awful combination.
I’d love to see Raleigh pick it up or Torrens find some power like he did last year when he smashed 14 homers in a 52 game stretch. So far, he has 76 ABs in 27 games, and hardly anything to show for it. No homers and one double. A slash line of .197/.271/.211 is gross. Raleigh isn’t much better with a slash of .136/.216/.333 to go along with four singles, four HR, and one double.
I don’t know how it gets solved. Maybe one of them starts hitting. Maybe Murphy comes back. Maybe they both start hitting… you’re right, that seems unrealistic, even for this.
Maybe it’s Brian O’Keefe who comes up. I thought we might see him last year, and the Rainiers catcher is hitting an incredible .339/.453/.581 across 62 ABs with 2 HR and 5 2Bs. Already 28-years-old, he could potentially provide a spark for the catching position.
Well, what do you think? Do you agree with any of there? Are they bold enough for you? Let us know what you think, and as always… Go Mariners!