10 opposing hitters that owned the Mariners in 2023

Who completely owned the Mariners in 2023? Let's look at the 10 hitters who did the best against Seattle in 2023.
Championship Series - Houston Astros v Texas Rangers - Game Four
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Athletics: Esteury Ruiz: 10-34, 3 2B, 1 3B, 8 SB, .294/.333/.441

Some guys are scary because of the power that they have. With Ruiz, it's the exact opposite. Think of the line from The Longest Yard "That man's fast, I mean, he's so fast he makes fast people look not fast." It's not the OBP or the SLG, even the BA. None of them are impressive or scary on their own. It's the 8 SB, though. Every time he got to first base, you knew he was going. The man could bunt and steal back-to-back bases, and be on third without the ball getting past the pitcher. If he can get on a lot against a team, he could easily have 12-15 SB against a single team in 2024.

Blue Jays: Matt Chapman: 10-23, 5 2B, 4 RBI, .435/.500/.652

Chapman stands out, to me at least, as the one who broke Easton McGee's no-hit bid up in Toronto earlier this year with a double off the wall. Unfortunately, that was the last we saw of McGee, as he tore his UCL on that pitch. Half of the hits that he had were doubles this season, and even though he didn't do a lot of damage in driving guys in, he got on base in half his ABs, and seemed to set the stage for the Jays every time he came to the plate.

Angels: Shohei Ohtani: 13-36, 4 HR, 8 R, 8 RBI, 6 BB, .361/.452/.750

I don't know about you, but i am ecstatic that we don't (hopefully) have to see Ohtani in the AL West against us anymore. Ohtani is just so good, and he hit some mammoth homers against the Mariners, including a 450+ foot homer. That slash line is just so good, and the fear that he instills whenever he steps up to the plate is palpable. Who knows, maybe he will end up with the Mariners starting in 2024... how nice would that be.