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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


Mariners | James Paxton to pitch Sunday

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:08:09 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (forearm) will make his Cactus League debut Sunday, March 22, against the Texas Rangers after reporting no problems following his three-inning simulated game Tuesday, March 17. He's been slowed by a sore forearm this spring, but he said he'll be ready to go for the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton is an up-and-coming starter in the M's rotation, and most drafters probably won't be on his scent, especially because of his injury this spring. He's a very cheap end-game target in deep mixed leagues.

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


Mariners | James Paxton vows to be ready

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:01:47 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (forearm) made his spring debut with three innings in a simulated game, and he said afterward he vowed to be ready for Opening Day.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton already has a spot guaranteed in the starting rotation, so this is good news on top of good news. Paxton is worth a late-round pick in some leagues because of his upside.

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


Mariners | Danny Hultzen optioned to minors

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:04:22 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Sunday, March 15. Hultzen missed all of 2014 after undergoing reconstructive left shoulder surgery. However, he came to camp healthy and was showing signs of being the top prospect that Seattle drafted him to be with the second overall pick in 2011. He must now build up arm strength in the minors, and the team's focus is to have him fully ready to go in 2016. Manager Lloyd McClendon said the team will err on the side of cautious with Hultzen this year, especially with his number of innings. Seattle would like him to specifically pitch in warm weather early in the minor league season, meaning he may stay in extended spring training instead. McClendon has an innings limit for the young pitcher, but he won't disclose it.

Fantasy Tip: Hultzen is a promising young pitching prospect for the M's, but with an innings limit this year, he probably won't be of much use in standard mixed leagues. He could be a daily play at FantasyScore whenever he comes up, but his worth is mainly relegated to deep AL-only and dynasty leagues in 2015.

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


Mariners | Chris Taylor has broken wrist

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:34:50 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Chris Taylor (wrist) will be sidelined four to six weeks because of a broken right wrist. He suffered the injury after getting hit by a pitched ball against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, March 13, on a play that was ruled to be a foul tip. He remained in the game and reached on a single but will now open the regular season on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Prior to getting injured, Taylor was in a competition with SS Brad Miller to be the club's starting shortstop and had been doing well in Cactus League play. Miller has more offensive upside than Taylor and could be worth drafting in the later rounds of AL-only and deep mixed leagues.

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


Mariners | Robinson Cano still away

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:52:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano (personal) is due back at camp Friday, March 13. He has been in the Dominican Republic for the funeral of his grandfather.

Fantasy Tip: With Cano away it has been Brad Miller and Chris Taylor seeing time at second base in his absence.

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


Mariners | James Paxton feels no pain

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:43:21 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (forearm) had "a great live BP," according to pitching coach Rick Waits, Wednesday, March 11. Waits said Paxton will be ready for his spring debut March 17 after one more batting practice session. Paxton isn't feeling any pain in his forearm.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton should have plenty of time to be ready for the start of the regular season. With a secured spot in the starting rotation in 2015, Paxton is a fantasy baseball commodity with plenty of upside worth a late-round pick in deep mixed leagues.

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


Mariners | James Paxton working on new changeup

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:19:55 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton is working on a new two-seam changeup this spring in order to generate more movement on the pitch. He also continues to use his four-seam changeup grip.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton is dealing with a minor forearm injury this spring, and he's expected to be able to start the year in the rotation. He's an intriguing young fantasy commodity that should be on your radar as a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues. Another wrinkle to his offspeed pitch could another reason to like his upside in 2015.

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


Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma not pitching Thursday

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:34:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma will not take his originally scheduled spring turn on the mound Thursday, March 12, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: This move is strictly so Iwakuma will not see the in-division Oakland Athletics. Iwakuma is healthy and is a strong selection in the middle of AL and mixed drafts.

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


Mariners | Taijuan Walker's slider impressive

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 13:42:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker has been working on a slider this spring, and it was much more effective in his outing Monday, March 9. He's making a strong case for a rotation spot this spring after dominating the Cleveland Indians Monday. He allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings, and he also struck out four. Walker has also shown a much-improved changeup in camp after struggling to throw his offspeed pitches for strikes so far in his career. His new slider is a variation of the cut fastball he's thrown, and it breaks with added depth.

Fantasy Tip: Walker, a post-hype prospect who is only 21 years old, could be a sleeper in the late rounds of mixed league drafts that really pays off for those willing to take a chance on him. Right now, he's only worth drafting in AL-only leagues, but if he wins a rotation spot, he'll see some love in deep mixed leagues.

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Seattle Mariners Player News

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
Chavez Endy OF
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Christensen Daniel P
Cohoes Cavan OF
Colina Edilio INF
Contreras Danny OF
Copping Cameron P
Correia Kevin SP
Cortez Renee P
Crosby Bubba OF
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
Hargrove Andy 1B
Harris Gary OF
Hernandez Brayan OF
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
Kiger Mark INF
Kinkade Mike INF
Kittredge Andrew P
Krist Joshua P
Lampe Rayon INF
Landry Leon OF
Leal Jose OF
Lebron Rey OF
Leone Dominic RP
Littleton Wes P
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
Martinez Hersin OF
Mateo Natanael P
Medina Yoervis RP
Mendoza Jose P
Meneses Alex INF
Miller Brad SS
Montero Jesus DH
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
Nesbit Greg P
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
Pimentel Guillermo OF
Pimentel Manelik P
Pina Luis P
Posluszny Stan OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Quintanilla Kevin P
Raben Dennis OF
Ramirez Erasmo SP
Reynolds Burt INF
Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Rivero Carlos SS
Rodney Fernando RP
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Rollins David P
Romero Stefen OF
Ruffin Chance RP
Ruggiano Justin OF
Saito Derrick P
Sanchez Victor P
Saunders Joe SP
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
Sweeney Brian P
Taylor Chris INF
Taylor Luke P
Thorne Aaron P
Thorpe Tracy P
Torres Chris SS
Torres Jose P
Trejo Edgar 3B
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
Zunino Mike C

Brown Daren TO
Datz Jeff TO
Donnelly Rich TO
Gwynn Chris TO
Hansen Roger TO
Jewett Trent TO
Johnson Howard TO
Kingston Jeff TO
McClendon Lloyd MAN
Navarro Jaime TO
Rojas Mike TO
Simmons Ted TO
Thompson Robby TO
Valle Dave TO
Van Slyke Andy TO
Waits Rick PC
Wetteland John TO
Woodward Chris TO
Zduriencik Jack GM

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