4 Mariners hitters who are not helping themselves this Spring Training

With the season less than a week away, the time is now to be playing your best baseball. We have gone over the guys who have had a great Spring, so here are 4 Mariners hitters who have not looked good at the plate so far this Spring.
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Josh Rojas

Josh Rojas, along with Dominic Canzone and Ryan Bliss, came over at the trade deadline last year from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Paul Sewald trade. He impressed in his short time in Seattle last year enough to be able to compete for the starting third base spot vacated by Eugenio Suarez, who coincidentally is the new starting third baseman for those same Diamondbacks.

Rojas hit .272 for the Mariners last season, something he couldn't do down in Arizona last year. Rojas figures to be in a platoon at third base with fellow newcomer Luis Urias. All Rojas needed was a strong performance in Spring, but it just has not been there yet.

Josh is hitting just .188/.308/.344. I know that is a super small sample size. But the bat has just not shown up yet. Urias has missed time with a shoulder injury so far, but he has been ramping up as of late. Rojas may be struggling now, but he will need to get off to a good start to stick in the lineup.

Rojas does still get on base, even in his poor Spring. His .308 on-base percentage seems pretty good considering he is only hitting .188. He has walked 6 times and has stolen 2 bases. He stole 12 bases between Seattle and Arizona last season. His career high is 23, so hopefully he can get a bit closer to that number by the end of 2024.