In light of a cancelled World Series game, we are going to release this piece a couple days early. The following table is a list of guys that the Mariners have on their roster, as well as the letters “FA” in positions they may look to add a free agent to start in 2012.
Players who are represented as “Of the future” figure to be a potential regular at that position in the next three years if they continue on their present development path.
Over the next few months we will look at free agent candidates, trade candidates, non-tender candidates, development candidates, regression candidates, and anything else we come up with between now and then.
It will all kick off with our detailed breakdown of the prospects of Prince Fielder becoming a Mariner upon completion of the World Series, so stay tuned.
|Position||2012||“Of the future”|
|C||Miguel Olivo, FA||Adam Moore, Steve Baron, FA|
|1B||Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, FA||Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, FA|
|2B||Dustin Ackley||Dustin Ackley|
|3B||Kyle Seager, Chone Figgins, FA||Kyle Seager, Alex Liddi, Carlos Triunfel, Francisco Martinez, FA|
|SS||Brendan Ryan||Nick Franklin, Brad Miller|
|LF||Casper Wells, Trayvon Robinson, Michael Saunders, Mike Carp, FA||Trayvon Robinson, Guillermo Pimentel, Mike Carp|
|CF||Franklin Gutierrez||Franklin Gutierrez, Trayvon Robinson|
|RF||Ichiro Suzuki||Chih-Hsien Chiang|
|DH||Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, FA||Justin Smoak, Mike Carp, Rich Poythress, FA|
|BN||Kyle Seager, Chone Figgins, Adam Moore, Trayvon Robinson, Michael Saunders, Casper Wells, FA|
|SP1||Felix Hernandez||Felix Hernandez|
|SP2||Michael Pineda||Michael Pineda|
|SP3||Jason Vargas||Danny Hultzen|
|SP5||Blake Beavan, James Paxton, Danny Hultzen, Charlie Furbush, Mauricio Robles||Taijuan Walker|
|CL||Brandon League||Josh Lueke, Dan Cortes, Chance Ruffin, Stephen Pryor,|
|SU||Dan Cortes, Josh Lueke, Chance Ruffin, Shawn Kelley, FA|
|RP||Dan Cortes, Josh Lueke, Chance Ruffin, Shawn Kelley, Charlie Furbush, Tom Wilhelmsen, Jeff Gray, Cesar Jimenez, Steve Delabar, FA|