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4 SEATTLE MARINERS
March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

4 Seattle Mariners

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
3B CHONE FIGGINS
S-R .188 .241 .243 1 15 11
2B DUSTIN ACKLEY
L-R .273 .348 .417 6 36 6
RF ICHIRO SUZUKI
L-R .272 .310 .335 5 47 40
1B JUSTIN SMOAK
S-L .234 .323 .396 15 55 0
LF MIKE CARP
L-R .276 .326 .466 12 46 0
DH JESUS MONTERO
R-R .328 .406 .590 4 12 0
C MIGUEL OLIVO
R-R .224 .253 .388 19 62 6
CF FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ
R-R .224 .261 .273 1 19 13
SS BRENDAN RYAN
R-R .248 .313 .326 3 39 13
BENCH
OF CASPER WELLS
R-R .237 .317 .442 11 27 3
IF MUNENORI KAWASAKI (R)*
L-R .267 .310 .327 1 37 31

ENEMY LINES

A rival scout sizes up the Mariners

I'm still scratching my head over the trade of Michael Pineda. He was so filthy last year—the combo of Felix Hernandez and Pineda in the rotation had the potential to be one of the best in the league. And to break that up for what's essentially a DH in Jesus Montero? He has big-time power, but I don't see it happening with him as a catcher. He's got a lot of issues with his feet. With such a young pitching staff, you want a guy like Miguel Olivo behind the plate, not someone who could be a train wreck.... There's hope for Seattle because of the young pitching. When you see them in person, you understand why the team thought it could part with Pineda. Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton remind me of Smoltz, Glavine and Maddux, the way they push each other. Hultzen is the closest to the majors and a potential Rookie of the Year candidate, especially in that ballpark.... Hernandez was in midseason form in early March. He's lost a lot of weight and looks more determined than ever.... They won't be as unwatchable offensively as last year, though there's no question Ichiro's star has dipped. He doesn't throw as well, and he has lapses on the bases. He's going to struggle in THE NUMBER 3 hole.... Dustin Ackley has no fear whatsoever. This guy is a force at the plate. I think second base is going to be a challenge for him—he should be in leftfield.... It's not Seattle's time, but they've got a ton of talent coming. They're being smart by being patient.

THE LINEUP

With 2011 Statistics

MANAGER ERIC WEDGE

2nd season with Mariners

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION (R) ROOKIE *JAPAN LEAGUE STATS

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