2024 award predictions: 5 Mariners who could take home hardware

In 2023 the Mariners only saw one player win an award with Julio Rodriguez winning silver slugger. Who are five Mariners that could win an MLB award in 2024?
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The Mariners, despite fighting for the playoffs up until the last series of the season, only saw one player win an award in 2023. That honor went to Julio Rodriguez, who took home his second straight Silver Slugger Award. In a stat that's honestly hard to believe that it's true, he was the first player to win the award in each of his first two seasons, according to the Elias Sport Bureau.

Can the Mariners see more of their players earn awards in the upcoming season? Let's take a look at 5 Mariners who could take home some hardware from the 2024 season.

AL Comeback Player of the Year: Mitch Hanger

Mitch Haniger's 2023 was riddled with injury as he fractured his forearm and only played 61 games for the San Francisco Giants. Producing a negative .3 WAR and an OPS+ of 73. It was one of Mitch Haniger's worst seasons and it caused the Giants to trade him back to the Mariners for Robbie Ray.

But if you have been paying attention to Mitch Haniger this Spring Training it felt like he never wanted to leave Seattle and he is excited to be back in Seattle. He is having a torrid spring with a 1.297 OPS and 2 HR in 19 PA this spring. Coming back home to where he had his most success I wouldn't be surprised if Haniger put up big numbers in 2024 and won AL Comeback Player of the Year.

Silver Slugger: Cal Raleigh

Cal Raleigh was a finalist for the Silver Slugger award at catcher in 2023 but was beat out by Adley Rutschman for the award. I think the main reason that Cal Raleigh didn't win the award in 2023 was because of his average (.232) and on base percentage (.306). While he hit 30 HR and drove in 75 runs. Adley Rutschman was much better in those categories with a batting average of .277 and an OBP of .374. I think Raleigh could close the gap as he enters his 3rd full season with the Mariners and continues to grow as a hitter.