Seattle Mariners Midseason Grades: The Outfielders

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The 2015 Seattle Mariners have sucked. Coming off a legitimately good season, the M’s seemed poised to at least threaten for a playoff spot. So far it’s not happening: their record is second-worst in the league, while their run differential is… also second-worst. Let’s celebrate our local tradition of baseball ineptitude by handing out some midseason report cards. Last up: the outfielders! Previous posts: the relievers, the starters, the infielders.

Jul 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Mark Trumbo (35) fields a hit against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Trumbo – 110 PA, .219/.255/.305, 57 wRC+, -1.1 WAR

The Mariners have gotten more negative value out of 110 Mark Trumbo plate apperances than they’ve gotten from anyone else this year! This is, so far, one of the bustiest busts in franchise history. Consider that they gave up two of their better prospects to get Trumbo. Consider that they also sent out a recently-dominant reliever and a currently-raking catcher. Huge overpay! Also, Trumbo’s not really all too far from his career OBP. Oh yeah, and he was terrible last year. Jack Zduriencik should be fired for a lot of reasons, but this is a new, huge one. Grade: F-