Five Stats that Stand Out from the Mariners Best Month in Team History

The Mariners, for the first time in team history, have won more than 20 games. Let's check out some of the more impressive stats from their winningest month in team history.

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Reason #2: The Middle Infield with JP Crawford and Josh Rojas

JP Crawford debuted back in 2017 at the age of 22, and he had lofty expectations. He was a top 5 prospect in all of baseball at one point, and was supposed to be the next big thing at shortstop. It took him a while, but JP is having one of the best seasons at shortstop in baseball this year. He sits 21st in all of baseball right now in bWAR, and is the 5th-ranked shortstop as of September 5th.

This isn't due to a lack of talent at the position, either. Through 120 games, Crawford is hitting an impressive .270/.388/.432. Those are easily career highs in OBP and SLG, and just a few points behind his BA career high. He has the 6th most walks in baseball, and is doing a great job at setting the table for the Mariners. He's also dangerous with the bat, going deep 14 times already, easily surpassing his previous career high of 9 from 2021.

With an OPS+ of 130, it makes sense to look to JP as a reason for success. His infield mate has been a big help as well since coming over from Arizona, and needs to be highlighted at the same time. Josh Rojas is hitting .267/.313/.413 while mixing in a handful of steals and homers. Although it's nothing insane, the fact that we are getting good production at second is a massive help, compared to what Kolton Wong was doing there to start the season.