Post by notericbischoff on Apr 2, 2022 15:11:33 GMT 1
Seattle Mariners: 15-15 (0.500) Preseason Predicted Record 80-82 (.494)
*Key Players* (SS) Alex Rodriguez .446 AVG (2nd in ST) 8 HR (Tied for 1st) .865 SLG (1st in ST) 1.318 OPS (2nd in ST) 33 H (1st in ST) 22 R (Tied for 2nd) 64 TB (1st in ST) 15 EBH (1st in ST) .419 ISO (3rd in ST) 1.23 WPA (7th in ST)
(SP) Randy Johnson 4 W (Tied for 2nd) .121 AVG (3rd in ST) 46 K (1st in ST) 15.9 K/9 (1st in ST) 0.73 WHIP (5th in ST) 1 QS (Tied for 2nd)
Other Notable Stats RBI: 20 Paul Sorrento (Tied for 2nd), 19 Jay Buhner (Tied for 4th) CS: 3 Rich Amaral (Tied for 2nd) SV: 7 Norm Charlton (Tied for 5th) IP: 26.0 Sterling Hitchcock (Tied for 7th) HRA: 7 Matt Wagner (Tied for 2nd) BABIP: .167 Bob Wells (5th in ST) QS: 1 Sterling Hitchcock (Tied for 2nd)
*Spring Training Spotlight* Alex Rodriguez
Alexander Enmanuel Rodríguez was born on July 27, 1975, in New York City. His interest in baseball started on the streets of Santo Domingo and fully developed after he met Juan Diego Arteaga, who coached a youth-league team at Alex’s elementary school in Miami. Rodríguez started high school at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami but thanks to Arteaga, he earned a scholarship to Westminster Christian School in Miami after his freshman year. He played shortstop on the baseball team and quarterback on the football team for the next three years.
Seattle Mariners made him the first pick in the first round of the June 1993 amateur draft. On the eve of his first university class, Rodríguez signed a professional contract with the Mariners. He received a $1 million signing bonus and a three-year, $1.3 million contract. Rodríguez quickly moved up the minor-league ladder of the Mariners organization, advancing from Class A to the majors in a matter of months. Rodríguez made his major-league debut, batting ninth, at Boston on July 8, 1994, just three weeks before his 19th birthday.