What Does the 2024 Mariners Opening Day Lineup Look Like So Far?

After a few big moves to the Mariners lineup this offseason, who are the names we should expect to take the field on March 28th?
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Mariners Outfield

Left Field - Luke Raley

A new arrival from the Rays, Raley had an eventful first full season in Tampa. Posting a .824 OPS over 406 plate appearances, his .490 slugging percentage will add some much-needed thump to Seattle's lineup. Excelling against offspeed pitches and landing in the top quartile for average exit velocity and barrel rate, Raley is a welcome upgrade over Dominic Canzone and Sam Haggerty.

Center Field - Julio Rodriguez

It's Julio, what more needs to be said? He came in fourth in MVP voting this year, will we see him finally seize the crown in 2024? If things continue as they are, we just might.

Right Field - Mitch Haniger

After signing a three-year, $45 million contract with the Giants in 2023, Haniger struggled in the first few months of the season before hitting the 60-day injured list thanks to a fractured right forearm from a Jack Flaherty fastball. He returned to action in late August but it was too late to save his season where he slashed .209/.266/.365 and posted -0.3 rWAR. Over his five years in Seattle, he averaged an OPS+ of 126 and with the offseason to recover and heal from his injury, it should be reasonable to expect a return to form.