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Mariners | Seth Smith nursing sore ankle

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:04:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith (ankle) is nursing a sore ankle and he is considered day to day.

Fantasy Tip: The injury to Smith doesn't sound terribly concerning, and he is expected to be ready for the opener. At $3,300 (or 6.6% of cap) he could be a cheap source of power for FantasyScore owners early in the regular season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Mariners | King Felix tattooed again

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:04:21 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed seven runs, five hits and two walks in just 1 2/3 innings in a Cactus League spring start Tuesday, March 31, against the Cleveland Indians. Hernandez is now 0-3 with a 10.22 ERA in 12 1/3 innings in four spring starts.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez has been awful in the spring, but sometimes pitcher's of his caliber like to tinker with pitches that they normally wouldn't tinker with in the regular season. Don't be terribly concerned about the 2014 Cy Young runner-up, as he will be just fine heading into 2015 despite the rocky Cactus League results.

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Mariners | Felix Hernandez roughed up Tuesday

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:39:54 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez had a rough spring outing Tuesday, March 31, and manager Lloyd McClendon said Hernandez had tired legs after a strong leg workout earlier this week. The team has no concerns about Hernandez for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) is the third most expensive player at FantasyScore for opening day next Monday. He'll be facing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in Seattle. Hernandez should be as a good a starting pitching option as any to kick off the 2015 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish


Mariners | Brad Miller recovers from illness

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:47:21 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Brad Miller (flu) returned to the lineup Monday, March 30, after missing the weekend due to flu-like symptoms.

Fantasy Tip: Miller ($3,200 FantasyScore, 6.4% of cap) is the Mariners starting shortstop for now, but watch his hitting before you decide to spend some money. Chris Taylor is beating his recovery time from a wrist injury, and if Miller falters the Mariners could make a change.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Another gem from Taijuan Walker

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:40:08 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker recorded 18 consecutive outs to finish his start Monday, March 30. He pitched seven innings allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Walker's ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) spring ERA is down to 0.36, and he has allowed just four walks while striking out 24 batters through 25 innings. His fantasy value is on the rise, and he is worth reaching for at the end of the middle rounds in seasonal leagues. FantasyScore players might have a value on their hands in the early season, too, as Walker could easily return plenty of value on his mid-range price.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Greg Johns


Mariners | Victor Sanchez dies following accident

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:05:45 -0700

Seattle Mariners P Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries suffered in a boating accident in February, the team announced Sunday, March 29.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez was ranked as Seattle's 11th-best prospect last year by MLB.com, but he won't have a chance to realize his potential.

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Mariners | Roenis Elias sent down

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:54:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Roenis Elias was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Sunday, March 29.

Fantasy Tip: Elias enjoyed a strong second half last year, and while he is unlikely to start 2015 in the rotation, he should see some opportunities throughout the year. He could make a solid spot starter at FantasyScore.

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Mariners | Seth Smith out Sunday

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:33:36 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith (ankle) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, March 29, due to a sore ankle. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Smith's injury was minor.

Fantasy Tip: Smith will be part of a right-field platoon this spring, and it sounds like this injury isn't serious. Smith still is worth a late-round selection in AL drafts as he could see some decent playing time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Taijuan Walker to clinch No. 5 spot?

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:02:14 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker appears to have won the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, following the club's demotion of SP Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. However, manager Lloyd McClendon has not confirmed that the job is his, noting that SP Erasmo Ramirez is still in camp. SPs Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma and J.A. Happ have already locked up the first four spots in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old Walker has pitched well enough to earn the job this spring, carrying a streak of 18 scoreless innings into his next scheduled start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, March 30. He was already worthy of being drafted in AL-only leagues and now it appears that owners in mixed leagues should have him on their radar as well.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma dealing with blister

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:38:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) is dealing with a little blister on his finger that kept him from throwing as many splitters Saturday, March 28.

Fantasy Tip: The team downplayed it, but it's something to monitor as the regular season nears. Iwakuma is well worth his $7,000 (14.0% of your cap) price tag on FantasyScore if it dissipates.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Rickie Weeks to lead off occasionally?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:32:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B Rickie Weeks hit leadoff Wednesday, March 25. Manager Lloyd McClendon previously endorsed OF Austin Jackson as the teams leadoff hitter. "I like Rickie as a leadoff hitter, too," McClendon said. "Austin led off yesterday, Rickie is leading off today. I'm just playing with things. That's all."

Fantasy Tip: Weeks ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will serve in a platoon role with the Mariners. He'll receive the bulk of his playing time against left-handed pitchers and sharing outfield duties with Dustin Ackley. His role limits him to having AL-only league value, but he's a solid, thrifty pick in FantasyScore games due to his hitting prowess against southpaws. A move to the leadoff spot would only further enhance his FantasyScore appeal.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Mike Zunino's new approach paying off

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:29:40 -0700

Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino said before the start of spring training that he would be focused on driving the ball the opposite way, and early returns are encouraging in spring action. Zunino is hitting .345 through 11 games with three home runs and seven RBI. He set a team record in 2014 for catchers by hitting 22 homers, and he also added 20 doubles. However, his on-base percentage (.254) was the second lowest in the league among players with at least 450 plate appearances. Zunino also led the team in 2014 with 158 strikeouts, and cutting down on swings and misses has been a point of emphasis for him this spring. He also admits to being a bit fatigued last year, so he tailored his offseason workouts to increase his durability.

Fantasy Tip: Zunino is young and part of a lineup that should be significantly improved. He's a late-round target at the catching position, and if he can improve his strikeout totals and get on base more, he's a sleeper option that could really pay off.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


Mariners | Rickie Weeks seeing time at first

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:06:23 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B Rickie Weeks has taken grounders at first base, but the team is not sure if he will see action in spring games at that spot.

Fantasy Tip: It appears the club wants to get Weeks into the lineup a little more, as his path at second would be blocked (barring injury) by Robinson Cano. Logan Morrison, Willie Bloomquist and Dustin Ackley also play first base, so Weeks could get a few more at-bats. For now, Weeks carries lesser fantasy value than he did in Milwaukee with the Brewers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Kyle Seager scratched

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 16:47:04 -0700

Seattle Mariners 3B Kyle Seager (side) sat out Saturday, March 21, with tightness in his side.

Fantasy Tip: Seager ($5,800; 11.6% of your cap) should be fine and is still a solid 3B option on FantasyScore for Opening Day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns


Mariners | Mike Zunino to have healthy workload

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:09:07 -0700

Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino is ticketed to catch somewhere around 140 to 145 games behind the plate in 2015, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. Zunino started 125 games last year at catcher and played in five more games as a reserve. However, only 10 catchers have started at least 140 games in the last 15 years.

Fantasy Tip: If you prefer to hold off and wait on your starting fantasy catcher, Zunino could be your guy in the later rounds of drafts. He swings and misses a lot, but he has a stable skill set with the stick and can leave the yard often. He's also hitting in a much-improved Seattle offense. Zunino could be a potential bargain at catcher.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton


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Ackley Dustin OF
Allen Nick P
Austin Jamal OF
Baker John C
Baldwin Andrew P
Barb Andrew P
Baron Steven C
Bastida-Martinez Evel 2B
Batista Yidio INF
Bautista Denny RP
Bawcom Logan P
Beavan Blake SP
Bello Cibney P
Beltran Saydel P
Bilke Austin P
Bingjia Yu OF
Blash Jabari OF
Bloomquist Willie 2B
Bonilla Leury 3B
Boyce Tim P
Branche Steve SS
Bubela Jaime OF
Buglovsky Chris P
Bumstead Michael P
Burgoon Tyler P
Calderon Yordyn 3B
Cano Robinson 2B
Carmichael Christian C
Carraway Andrew SP
Carroll Daniel OF
Carter Eric P
Castillo Phillips OF
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Christensen Daniel P
Cohoes Cavan OF
Colina Edilio INF
Contreras Danny OF
Copping Cameron P
Cortez Renee P
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Cruz Nelson OF
De La Cruz Jose P
De Paula Juan P
DeCarlo Joe 3B
Dirkx Austin P
Dominguez Jeffrey SS
Dominique Andrew C
Done Juan P
Dorman Rich P
Downs Brodie P
Dunigan Joe 1B
DuRocher Johnny P
Eastley Tyler INF
Elias Roenis SP
Ellison Derek P
Engles Terrance P
Espy Nate 1B
Farquhar Danny RP
Fernandez Anthony SP
Fernandez Eddy P
Flaig Jeffrey INF
Flannery Michael P
Furbush Charlie RP
Garbe B.J. OF
Garcia Anderson P
Garcia L. Alejandro OF
Garcia L. Eduardo OF
Garcia Rigoberto P
Garth Ron INF
Gaviglio Sam SP
Germano Justin P
Gillheeney James P
Gillheeny James P
Giobbi Andrew C
Gomez Erick P
Gonzalez Luis E. P
Guerrero Gabriel OF
Gutierrez Franklin OF
Guttormson Ricky RP
Guzman Elpidio OF
Hall Josh SP
Happ J.A. SP
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Harris Gary OF
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Hernandez Felix SP
Hernandez Moises P
Hicks John C
Hill Nick P
Hogan Billy SS
Huang Chai-An P
Hultzen Danny SP
Iwakuma Hisashi SP
Jackson Alex OF
Jackson Austin OF
Jaile Chris P
Jaramillo Jason C
Jimenez Luis A. 1B
Jones James OF
Kantakevich Joseph P
Kickham Mike SP
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Kinkade Mike INF
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Krist Joshua P
Lampe Rayon INF
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Lo Kuo-Hui OF
Looper Aaron P
Lopez Chuck OF
Lowe Mark RP
Luetge Lucas RP
Marcoe Billy C
Markovitz Jason P
Marlette Tyler C
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Mendoza Jose P
Meneses Alex INF
Miller Brad SS
Montero Jesus DH
Montgomery Mike SP
Moran Brian RP
Morban Julio OF
Morla Ramon INF
Morrison Logan 1B
Morton Colt C
Mota Ismerlin C
Munoz Luis SP
Myers Adrian OF
Nelson Joe RP
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Nunez Jhonny RP
Nunez Luis INF
O'Malley Shawn INF
Okuda Pedro SS
Oliveras Luis C
Olmos Edgar RP
Palazzolo Steve P
Palmer Matt RP
Paquette Ethan OF
Parker Kyle T. P
Paxton James SP
Peguero Esteilon SS
Perez Rafael RP
Periard Alexandre P
Petagine Roberto 1B
Peterson DJ 3B
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Pina Luis P
Posluszny Stan OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Quintanilla Kevin P
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Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Rivero Carlos SS
Rodney Fernando RP
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Rollins David P
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Seager Kyle 3B
Sears Todd 1B
Sena Jandy P
Siverio Misael SP
Smith Carson RP
Smith Seth OF
Snow Forrest P
Spiehs R.D. RP
Sucre Jesus C
Suda Kenta P
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Taylor Chris INF
Taylor Luke P
Thorne Aaron P
Thorpe Tracy P
Torres Chris SS
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Valdivia Francisco P
Van Heydoorn Rudy INF
Vancil Preston P
Vega Marwin P
Velasquez Roberto INF
Wagner Michael P
Walker Taijuan SP
Wang Wei C
Ward Bryan P
Weeks Rickie 2B
Wilhelmsen Tom RP
Witherspoon Travis OF
Woerman Joe P
Zablan Keli'i P
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Rojas Mike TO
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