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FanPost Friday: Your 2021 Seattle Mariners breakout player

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From the Known Dudes to the Other Guys, give us your picks!

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Hello and welcome back to the last FanPost Friday of Spring Training 2021. We’re so close to the real thing, y’all. A regular ol’ 162-game season, can you imagine? Something to fill our idle, boring weeknights while we still aren’t really able to do much outside of our homes due to the pandemic? Finally!

Today I wanted to hit you up with a quick poll, since we all love click buttons. I want you to give me your pick(s) for 2021 Seattle Mariners breakout player, position players only. By breakout I mean who is going to take the biggest step forward in their production and position themselves as a cornerstone player for the upcoming contention window we’ve been hearing about/waiting for/dreaming about.

The Top Tier

These are the players with hype that the team is banking on to make big impacts in the coming seasons. I’m setting an arbitrary requirement of less than 220 MLB games played, and if they’re still under that number, they’re on the list of up-and-coming players. Yes, even the AL Rookie of the Year and yes, I inflated the number so I could include J.P. Crawford.

Poll

Of the Top Tier players, who is your pick for 2021 breakout player?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Kyle Lewis
    (18 votes)
  • 45%
    Ty France
    (364 votes)
  • 12%
    Taylor Trammell
    (96 votes)
  • 16%
    Jarred Kelenic
    (132 votes)
  • 2%
    Julio Rodríguez
    (18 votes)
  • 14%
    Evan White
    (116 votes)
  • 2%
    J.P. Crawford
    (23 votes)
  • 3%
    Dylan Moore
    (27 votes)
794 votes total Vote Now

The Other Guys

These are the afterthought guys, the waiver wire claims, the forgotten/injured former prospects, and the journeymen players who haven’t hit their career peak yet. Which one of these non-hyped players is going to have the best season in 2021?

Poll

Which scrappy underdog will have the best season for the Mariners in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    José Marmolejos
    (68 votes)
  • 10%
    Sam Haggerty
    (69 votes)
  • 2%
    Braden Bishop
    (19 votes)
  • 23%
    Luis Torrens
    (149 votes)
  • 33%
    Tom Murphy
    (213 votes)
  • 8%
    Jake Fraley
    (57 votes)
  • 5%
    Shed Long, Jr.
    (34 votes)
  • 3%
    Other
    (25 votes)
634 votes total Vote Now

BONUS QUESTION

Poll

Of these two "old hands," who will post a higher fWAR total in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 76%
    Mitch Haniger
    (476 votes)
  • 23%
    Kyle Seager
    (150 votes)
626 votes total Vote Now

Did I miss your favorite underdog or forgotten prospect? Let me know in the comments, or just talk about how the answer to the first question is obviously Ty France. Have a good weekend and go Mariners!