Mariners depth chart: 2 players moving up and 2 moving down

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2 Mariners moving up on the depth chart

Jarred Kelenic is the first, and obvious, answer to this. Dude has been crushing the ball and hitting it to all fields. He's shown power to the left-center gap, and massive, insane, awe-inspiring power to center field. Literally, my guy went to a spot that hardly any mortals have ventured into. It might be time to move him up in the order and see if he can keep up that production from a spot in the top 4. It's early, obviously, but if he can keep some semblance of this going, it's going to be massive.

So many fans were ready to give up on Kelenic, but not me. I've been beating his drum all offseason, fully Stan-ing for Jarred and defending the youngsters honor. He's only 23, has very limited experience, and struggled from trying too hard to be good. With some spotlight off of him with the emergence of Julio, we are starting to see flashes of that top-5 prospect that so many people were hoping for.

With Munoz out, it seems like Trevor Gott might be the one who is falling into position to shut opponents down in the 8th inning, second-in-line at the ends of games to Paul Sewald. Already with 7 appearances, Gott has gone 8 innings while allowing just one earned run, walking no one, and striking out 7. The Mariners need help late, and Gott is pushing Gabe Speier and Penn Murfee (both with about 5 IP and 0.00 ERAs) for prime hold positions.