An exact Prediction of all the Mariners statistics for the 2023 season
Where does this put the Mariners when things are said and done? I posited this earlier on in the weekend, and think that there are a wide range of outcomes for the Mariners, but the % of hypothetical simulations of their season ends up good a lot more often than it ends up bad.
Lost ALDS 3-0
2023 - Bad
2023 - Good
Lost ALCS 4-2
2023 - Great
Lose WS 4-2
If I had to make a real prediction, I'm going somewhere in between the Good and Great options. I think that pending the acquisition of another bat to really push them into a top 5 lineup in baseball, they're still gonna be a bit short.
The hitting is definitely getting better. Those role players are finally guys who should be role players, instead of having to fill in way too often while being asked to be the 5th best hitter on the team. Not only that, but the star of the team is also one of the youngest in all of baseball, and only looks to get better.
As for pitching, it really could carry the team. It almost did last year if not for the boneheaded mistake in the playoffs by Servais. A hot rotation is like a hot goalie, and it can carry you to the Finals. I think we are still a year away there, as that would be asking a lot of Kirby and Gilbert this early in their careers. I think we see another step this year though and get a lot more playoff games in Seattle.
94-68. WC #1. Losing in the ALCS in six games. To the Yankees (Bleh).
2023 is going to be a fun year, and I can't wait. Go Mariners!