The Mariners have been dealing with some crazy situations in their outfield so far in 2022. Think about where they were at the start of the year, and where they are now. Haniger, Kelenic, Lewis, and now Taylor Trammell are all either injured or down in the minors, and Winker is about to join the unavailable list after laying the smackdown on some clowns down in Anaheim. To cover his spot, the Mariners have called up Marcus Wilson from Tacoma.
This will be Wilson’s first time up with the Mariners, as he has spent time everywhere in the minors over the last 9 seasons! Back in 2014, at just age 17, he played Rookie ball in the Arizona league. 2021 was his first season in AAA, which is where he has been all of 2022 as well.
Marcus Wilson is going to get a chance to shine in this short Mariners stint
It’s been an odd year for Marcus Wilson in Tacoma so far. If you saw, that through 59 games, a player had 11 2B, 12 HR, 8 SB, 33 R, and 34 RBI you would think that they would be having a pretty good season. Somehow, Wilson is doing all of that while hitting just .209. He does have a nice slash of .209/.336/.469, showing that he can draw walks and hit extra-base hits… but that he only has 16 singles on the year.
In essence, Marcus Wilson might be like a younger version of Dylan Moore. He’s got power, he’s got speed, and he can play good defense. If the batting average can’t be above .200 though, it makes for a rough go for fans in cheering him on.
The soon-to-be 26-year-old is going to get a lot of playing time with Trammell being out and Winker set to miss a week’s worth of games (even though it should be reduced to 3 games or so if you ask me). It’s a great opportunity for Wilson to try and prove his worth for the first time with the big league club. No Lewis, Haniger, Trammell, or Winker leaves a lot of open playing time.
I’m rooting for the kid. Sure, I might be the only one on staff here that is actually older than Wilson, but I’ll still call him a kid. Congratulations on the call-up Marcus Wilson, and best of luck.