Mariners Option #2: Jake Scheiner
.270/.380/.569. 11 2B. 13 HR. 38 R. 36 RBI. 45 games. positional versatility.
Those are all numbers and facts about Jake Scheiner, who is still looking for that first big league call-up. This might be the perfect time for the Mariners to give it to him, especially if they think that Ford is, in fact, a AAAA player.
Scheiner has been hitting in the mid-high 200's wherever he plays since being drafted, regardless of the level. So far in 2023, his walk rate has even gotten a bit better and his K rate has dropped a bit. He can play anywhere too, which is something that Jerry and Hollander are big fans of. HIs time in 2023 has mostly been at 3B and LF, but he played nearly 100 games at first in 2022 in Arkansas.
At 28, Scheiner is due for a shot at the bigs. He's seeing the ball really well this season, and it seems like a great opportunity to take advantage of a player who is swinging the bat well. There aren't a lot of other high-level options for the Mariners to bring in that are already in their system, but if they want to get funky and switch things around, there is another route they could take.
And no, it's not to have Marco Gonzales hit. Even though he hit .311/.382/.402 in college.