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CF Options


Pick One

Player A .229/.277/.624 64 runs

Player B .245/.313/.668 74 runs

Player C .223/.294/.667 64 runs

As the post says here ladies and gentlemen are your CF options for your Seattle Mariners. Now I know many of you will decry the lack of advanced statistics and qualify by asking where the BABIP is, suffice it to say even with advanced stats these numbers aren't pretty. Player A is our current flavor of the month, AAbraham AAlmonte (24)(Note the AAAA- I'm being clever). Player B is Ackley (26) who has logged 50 games in CF and player C is Michael Saunders (27) who has logged over 250 games in CF.

Those are your options folks, James Jones (25) was briefly called up but is back in Tacoma, solid but not spectacular, good speed passes the eye test, etc, but he's not there yet, nor does he profile as a can't miss prospect guaranteed to stick. in short he's a AAAA player too.

So why are the M's trotting Almonte out day after day? Why do we get 36 strike outs at the top of the line-up? Maury Povich and indecent imagery conspiracies aside- in short there really are not a lot of better options around. I'd love to see Hart in RF and Saunders get some more time in CF, at this point he just has a better plan at the plate but long term he's not the answer there either. At 27 Saunders isn't a prospect anymore. Almonte can still be salvaged, but I'm not sure trotting him up to the plate to strike out twice a game is the solution for him, nor is sending him back to hit .300 for Tacoma.

At 24 Almonte offers the closest thing the Mariners have to a CF prospect, he's toolsy, good speed, some pop, but right now he's so lost at the plate he couldn't find his way home with a map, gps, and a sherpa guiding him.

Perhaps asking such a young unproven player to bat leadoff with a gaping hole at #2 is too much for any of them.

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