Seattle Mariners Projected 2019 Lineup and Rotation


Felix Hernandez celebrates on the mound.
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Updated: December 26, 2018

The Nitty Gritty … 


2018 Finish: 89-73 (3rd in AL West)
2019 Projected Finish: 74-88 (5th in AL West)
2018 Team War: 35.0
2019 Team Projected War: 26.0
2018 Salary: $160,993,827
2019 Projected Salary: $150,000,000
2019 Current Salary: $130,523,810
2019 Salary Remaining: ($1.0MM Arbitration Expected) $19,476,190

Seattle Mariners Projected Lineup

  1. Mallex Smith – CF – 2.2 WAR 
  2. Dee Gordon – 2B – 1.7 WAR
  3. Mitch Haniger – RF – 3.0 WAR
  4. Edwin Encarnacion – 1B – 1.6 WAR
  5. Jay Bruce – DH – .7 WAR
  6. Kyle Seager – 3B – 2.7 WAR
  7. Omar Narvaez – C – 1.7 WAR
  8. J.P. Crawford – SS – 2.1 WAR
  9. Domingo Santiago – LF – 1.7 WAR

Notable Bench Options (with positive WAR):

David Freitas – .5 WAR
Dan Vogelbach – .3 WAR
Dylan Moore – .1 WAR
Ryon Healy – .1 WAR

Seattle Mariners Projected Rotation

  1. Marco Gonzales – 2.2 WAR
  2. Mike Leake – 1.5 WAR
  3. Felix Hernandez – .9 WAR
  4. Justus Sheffield – .6 WAR
  5. Wade LeBlanc – .8 WAR
  6. Closer – Anthony Swarzak – .4 WAR

 

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