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FanPost Friday: 20 games down, let’s do some polls!

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If the season was one hockey game, the Mariners just finished the first period and are getting chewed out by the head coach and trash cans are flying

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers
a bonk of the plastic helmet to you, good sir
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Mariners scuffled their way through 20 games in 20 days with a record of 7-13. They currently sit at pick 3 for the 2021 MLB Draft with the Red Sox(!!!!) and the Pirates (well duh) ahead of them. The FUBAR for Kumar dream is alive for now, but who knows how the next 40 games will stack up because this season is pure, small-sample-size CHAOS. That said, let’s talk about the performances of these mostly young Mariners through the first third of the season. Ideally, we want to see good strides from the young core of the lineup, some surprises from a fringe player or two, solid outings from the young starters, and anything that isn’t a collapsing black hole from the bullpen.

Let’s do these polls! Sound off in the comments with your rationales and rant about anything I missed.

Poll

When this player is up to bat, you stop what you’re doing and watch

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Kyle Seager
    (15 votes)
  • 82%
    Kyle Lewis
    (317 votes)
  • 3%
    J.P. Crawford
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Shed Long, Jr.
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Austin Nola
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Dylan Moore
    (5 votes)
  • 4%
    Evan White
    (19 votes)
  • 2%
    Daniel Vogelbach
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Tim Lopes
    (1 vote)
383 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which player are you most pleased with, offensively speaking?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Kyle Lewis
    (171 votes)
  • 21%
    Kyle Seager
    (83 votes)
  • 32%
    J.P. Crawford
    (124 votes)
  • 0%
    Shed Long, Jr.
    (3 votes)
381 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which player’s defense are you most pleased with?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Kyle Lewis
    (21 votes)
  • 4%
    Kyle Seager
    (15 votes)
  • 59%
    Evan White
    (223 votes)
  • 26%
    J.P. Crawford
    (100 votes)
  • 0%
    Shed Long, Jr.
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Austin Nola
    (14 votes)
375 votes total Vote Now
an eternal mariners fan mood, thank you kyle
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Poll

Which player has surprised you the most so far, in a good way?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Kyle Lewis
    (63 votes)
  • 10%
    Kyle Seager
    (41 votes)
  • 44%
    Dylan Moore
    (165 votes)
  • 3%
    Justus Sheffield
    (12 votes)
  • 4%
    Taijuan Walker
    (18 votes)
  • 1%
    Yusei Kikuchi
    (7 votes)
  • 12%
    J.P. Crawford
    (45 votes)
  • 0%
    Shed Long, Jr.
    (2 votes)
  • 3%
    Austin Nola
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Tim Lopes
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Marco Gonzales
    (1 vote)
375 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which player has disappointed you the most so far?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    Daniel Vogelbach
    (218 votes)
  • 19%
    Evan White
    (72 votes)
  • 2%
    Dee Gordon
    (11 votes)
  • 19%
    Mallex Smith
    (72 votes)
  • 1%
    José Marmolejos
    (5 votes)
378 votes total Vote Now
Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images

Poll

Ridiculously small sample size aside, which starting pitcher has impressed you the most?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Marco Gonzales
    (61 votes)
  • 1%
    Justin Dunn
    (7 votes)
  • 39%
    Taijuan Walker
    (145 votes)
  • 19%
    Justus Sheffield
    (73 votes)
  • 5%
    Kendall Graveman
    (19 votes)
  • 16%
    Yusei Kikuchi
    (62 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now
Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers
mfw i really screwed the pooch and i know it
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Poll

Which reliever do you both want to blast into space AND continue to help the team go FUBAR for Kumar?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Bryan Shaw
    (192 votes)
  • 15%
    Erik Swanson
    (54 votes)
  • 19%
    Dan Altavilla
    (68 votes)
  • 4%
    Nestor Cortes
    (15 votes)
  • 4%
    Zac Grotz
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    Taylor Guilbeau
    (9 votes)
353 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Without looking, who is currently in last place in the AL West?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Seattle Mariners
    (223 votes)
  • 25%
    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    (93 votes)
  • 12%
    Texas Rangers
    (47 votes)
363 votes total Vote Now

All right, have a good weekend! And remember, always and forever......fuck the Astros!