Mariners roster projection 1.0: Former Royals top prospect snags roster spot

Could Scott Servais create a super speedy bench to better prepare them success in close games? There are avenues to make it happen.

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The Starters

The starting five are locked in barring injuries. Luis Castillo, George Kirby, Logan Gilbert, Bryce Miller, and Bryan Woo will run it back in 2024 and are arguably a Top 3 rotation. The depth behind them is weaker than last season, but Emerson Hancock, Jackson Kowar, Levi Stoudt, and a few intriguing arms in Double-A Arkansas should be able to fill any voids. 

The Relievers

There is something in the water regarding the Mariners finding and transforming relievers into high-leverage contributors. Last season, they turned Gabe Speier and Tayler Saucedo into tremendous assets. Both should make the 2024 roster, along with Andres Munoz, Matt Brash, Gregory Santos, Trent Thornton, Austin Voth, and Jackson Kowar.

This projected 2024 Mariner team is the most complete roster in years. Are there a few holes? Sure. An everyday third-baseman would be excellent. However, seeing the depth at the major league level and in Tacoma is also refreshing. It's a new day, a new year, and if this is the roster leaving Peoria in late March, the chances of the Mariners realizing their playoff goals are pretty good.