Getting to Know the New Seattle Mariners

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During this 2023 season, several players have joined the Mariners as starting pitchers, relieving pitchers, or position players. Some of these men may be more or less familiar. Skip over stretches for players with whom you are already familiar.

New Mariners: The Californians

Gabe Speier, 28 years old, relief RHP, #55 Gabe Speier was born April 12, 1995 in Santa Barbara and attended high school at Dos Pueblos in Goleta. The Boston Red Sox drafted him in 2013 and he made his MLB debut in 2019. He pitched in the minors for several years and played for Kansas City before becoming a Mariner. When not playing baseball, he enjoys surfing.

Bryan Woo, 23 years old, starting RHP, #33 Bryan Woo was born on the 30th of January, 2000, in Oakland, CA. He graduated from Alameda HS in 2018. He then attended California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) for three seasons. During the 2022 season, he was either at Single-A Modesto or High-A Everett. To begin the 2023 season, he spent time in AA Arkansas Travelers prior to coming up to MLB.

The Hawaiian Turned Washingtonian

Tayler Saucedo, 29 years old, relief LHP, #60 Tayler Saucedo was born on June 18, 1993, in Honolulu, HI. He played little league and on the varsity baseball team at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA. (The son of a Marine, he also lived in Japan where he first played the sport.) He started college at Tacoma Community College and then went on to Tennessee Wesleyan University. The Blue Jays drafted him in 2015. He made his MLB debut in 2021 and played two years in Toronto prior to becoming a Mariner.