Seattle Mariners 2023 Season Odds, Props, and Futures
There may be no hotter MLB teams than the Seattle Mariners. They won 90 games in 2022, and while they were 16 games back in the American League West MLB standings, they made the playoffs for the first time in 21 years. That underdog story was sweet and allowed fans to hop on the bandwagon and support a Cinderella team in the playoff MLB games.
While it is still a nice story with a rising star, the Mariners being spent both at the trade deadline and in free agency, there will be more teams with a target on Seattle during the MLB schedule to try to capture a wildcard spot in 2023.
But it appears the Mariners, so long as they stay healthy on the MLB injury report, are here to stay with some of the additions they made to even make a run at the division. Here is a breakdown of the Seattle Mariners season odds, where they have been, and where they may be going.
Many making MLB picks would have made a nice chunk of change on the Seattle Mariners season odds and playoff futures early last season. While it was clear that the Mariners were building up rather quickly, they got out to a hot start and perhaps surprised plenty of teams. That made them trade for their ace in Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds.
In 11 starts with Seattle, Castillo was 4-2 with a 3.17 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 65.1 innings pitched, MLB player stats showed. He threw 7.1 scoreless innings in the wildcard, which allowed the Mariners to advance to the American League Division Series. There he allowed three earned runs across seven innings in a loss.
He helped bolster the Mariners, who were 46-35 at home and 44-37 on the road last season. The Mariners also had a +67 run differential, which was fourth in the American League.
Seattle Mariners Pitching Boost
While adding Castillo bolstered a pitching staff that was seventh in allowing 3.85 runs per game, the offense also made a jump, Seattle Mariners team stats showed. They were 18th in scoring 4.26 runs per game which was slightly off the league average.
A blossoming superstar in outfielder Julio Rodriguez made plenty of difference for the Mariners. He was rookie of the year, an All-Star, won a Silver Slugger award, and was seventh in voting for Most Valuable Players. Seattle Mariners player stats showed he hit .284 with a .853 OPS, 28 home runs, 75 RBIs, 84 runs scored, and 25 stolen bases in 132 games. Quite a rookie season.
There really were not a lot of moves that needed to be made. Though the AL West got tougher because of the spending by the Texas Rangers and even the Los Angeles Angels making a few moves to – at least on paper – improve their team.
General manager Jerry DiPoto is notorious for making a lot of trades, and the offseason was no different. After a down year by outfielder Jesse Winker, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for a combination of speed and power in veteran second baseman Kolten Wong.
That move was also made after the Mariners acquired slugging outfielder Teoscar Hernandez from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Erik Swanson and lefty Adam Macko. Seattle also signed veteran outfielder A.J. Pollack to create depth with some youngsters out there.
The Seattle Mariners season odds show they have the second-best odds to win the AL West at +300. That is only behind the Houston Astros, who are -180 after continuing their dynasty with a World Series championship last season.
But the Mariners have the fourth-best MLB odds to win the American League pennant at +600, behind the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Yankees.
Then they are tied for the ninth-best odds at +1800 to win the World Series, which is not bad for a team that just snapped a long playoff drought.
The reality is the Mariners are a very good team and are well-rounded. Their moves targeted improving their offense to match their stout pitching.
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