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Lookout Linkage, 4/16/15

News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

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Hello everyone! While you seek a way to occupy your time on this Seattle Mariners off-day, here's some light reading for you to pass the time:

  • King Felix should be back in time to start on Saturday.
  • Jason Churchill at Prospect Insider projects the 2018 Mariners' lineup and pitching rotation.
  • Garrett Richards will likely be back in action for the Angels this weekend.
  • Chris Mitchell from Fangraphs isn't too impressed with the A's Mark Canha.
  • The Rangers have already been forced to make a bunch of roster transactions due to injury.
  • David Wright appears to be headed for a DL stint.
  • The Diamondbacks have called up Cuban prospect Yasmany Tomas.
  • In the relatively few number of games that have been played this season, games have on average been shorter than years past.
  • Craig Edwards at Fangraphs wonders why the Pirates are having trouble making contact with pitches.
  • Scary moment for Indians' starter Carlos Carrasco, who left a game after being hit in the face by a line drive.
  • Tony Blengino at Fangraphs wonders if Dallas Keuchel can continue to succeed.
  • Carter Capps' delivery has gotten even stranger since he left the Mariners for the Marlins.
  • While Capps' new delivery is technically legal in baseball, Dave Cameron at Fangraphs wonders if it will be in the future.
  • Yasiel Puig plans to do less bat flips this season.
  • There's a new trick that minor leaguers are using to get easy outs.