Mariners' offensive projections set Seattle up well for resurgent season

Fangraphs and STEAMER have their projections out for 2024. Taking a look, they set up the Mariners well for a resurgent season

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We've done this in the past on the site, and it always feels like a fun little exercise to do as the season gets closer. Taking a look at the projections for the team in 2024, by position, to see how the Mariners stand as opposed to the rest of teams in baseball. Luckily, Fangraphs has all the fWAR projections, and multiple ones at that, that you can look at to see how your team or favorite players could do before each season starts.

That's why we went through and listed out the starters at each position in order to get an idea of now just the level of production they might put up, but how they compare to the rest of the league. It's not perfect by any means, but STEAMER is arguably the top model at predicting upcoming statistics and production in the world of baseball.

Some of these are going to be obvious, and we don't need to spend a ton of time on it. Of course Julio is going to be ranked high. Others, we will be spending more time on, focusing on how they got there. It is really nice that there is a 600 PA/200 IP option for sorting, so you can extrapolate what a full season for a player would look like if their normal projections or less than that.

Using STEAMER here for these, and it seems to make a bit more sense. Otherwise, you would have guys like Samad Taylor for the Mariners ranking as their second best outfielder. While he might end up playing that much, and with a good mix of speed and defense, it doesn't seem realistic or reasonable yet to project that.