3 Mariners predictions we already know we're wrong about

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Mariners Prediction #3: Robbie Ray would lead the AL in Strikeouts

This one was a bit of a long shot, but it was still definitely something that could've happened. Robbie Ray has struck out a lot of people in his career, sitting between 10.1 and 12.1 every year back to 2016. He'd thrown plenty of innings over the last two seasons, both around 190. Was it really that far of a stretch to think that he could lead the league in strikeouts?

He was 4th in the AL last season, behind Cole, Cease, and Ohtani. A rate of 11 per 9 over 190 innings would get him into the 230s, and all you need is a lower year from Cole.

Instead, Ray exited his first start early dealing with tightness in his arm. It was supposed to be a low-grade injury, one that would keep him out for around 4-6 weeks.. He's not ready to begin his throwing program yet, but is reportedly getting closer.

""Robbie Ray isn't quite ready to begin a throwing program after being re-evaluated yesterday, but he says the progression on his left flexor strain has been good. He'll undergo another MRI later this week.""

Daniel Kramer via Twitter

It's pretty much impossible for Ray to lead the league in K's now. If he comes back after missing 5 weeks, he will probably make about 25 starts. He would need to strike out nearly 10 a game in order to be in contention. That would be Randy Johnson status, and Ray just doesn't have that. Unless he starts going 7 and K'ing 10 a game, it's not going to happen.

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