Mariners Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9
Below is a graph of where the Mariners have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Mariners this week:
Mariners ranked 7th - "In right field this season, Nelson Cruz has slashed just .185/.303/.277 through Saturday; as the DH, he's slashed .346/.434/.645, including nine of his 10 home runs. In batting practice, Cruz became the first player to hit a ball completely out of Safeco Field."
Mariners ranked 9th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.
Mariners ranked 9th - "Nelson Cruz more productive as a DH than RF (.346/.434/.645 to .188/.300/.275)."
Mariners ranked 11th - "The Seattle Mariners climbed into the top five of these rankings for the second time last week, but they drop back out of the top 10 this week after the Minnesota Twins swept them at home.
Consider it a temporary setback for a Mariners team that looks very much the part of a legitimate contender this season after a busy winter from new general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Dipoto made a number of moves this offseason to shore up the roster, but the best to date looks to be the acquisition of center fielder Leonys Martin from the division rival Texas Rangers.
After falling out of favor in Texas and spending much of last season in the minors, Martin is hitting .262/.339/.483 with nine home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases. Coupled with his stellar defensive work in center field, that has him as a 1.9 WAR player so far, good for seventh among all center fielders.
He's just one more weapon in a vastly improved Mariners lineup."