Mariners and infielders/outfielders Dylan Moore Reportedly agreed to a three-year extension to avoid arbitration ESPN’s Jeff PassanMoore will earn $8.875 million over the course of the deal, and the escalator could bring his income to over $9 million. There are no options in the contract. The deal will buy out his two remaining arbitration seasons and one free agency year.
The 30-year-old Moore has been a regular for the Mariners over the past four seasons, serving as something of a Swiss Army knife and giving the club a little bit of everything. He appeared in 381 games at the time, playing in every position for the Diamonds except catcher, including his 1st innings on the mound in 2019. Defensively, he’s probably stretched as a shortstop, as he’s recorded all three of his run saves, above-average outs, and ultimate his zone his rating. All give him negative grades, but they all like his work in the outfield and second base, and his performance at other positions is about average.
He has 35 home runs and 65 stolen bases in 1,073 plate appearances. His 30% strikeout rate is certainly on the high side, but he has a strong walk rate of his 10% and a batting average of .208/.317/.384. That production reached his wRC+ of 100, showing that he’s been exactly league average in at-bats in his career. That performance at bat was pretty inconsistent, and Moore hit very well in his 2020 but had a rough run the following year. His .255/.358/.496 batting average in the shortened season led him to a 140 wRC+, but a .181/.276/.334 batting average in 2021 put him at a 74 wRC+ . 229 on balls in play that year, nearly 100 points shy of his previous year. He overcame that bad luck last year with a strong line of .224/.368/.385 on the 126 wRC+.
Moore first qualified for arbitration a year ago and earned a salary of $1.35 million. Next season, he was predicted by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz to jump to $2 million, but he and the club were unable to come to an agreement by a submission deadline weeks ago. bottom. He turned in his $2.25 million figure and the club turned in his $1.9 million, but now agreed to a longer commitment instead of going to a hearing about the difference. He was a late bloomer, so he didn’t make it to the big leagues until he was 26 and had no plans to hit the open market until after his 32nd birthday, but he carved out a role for himself in Seattle. found a way out. to secure a substantial return.
Moore underwent surgery in the offseason to address a core injury he sustained at the end of last season. That procedure included an estimate of six to eight weeks of recovery, which indicates Moore should be doing well heading into next season. , revealed that Moore may be slightly behind his teammates at the start of spring training, but given the investment in Moore, the club has serious concerns about Moore’s health. It doesn’t look like there is.
At this point, he may not have a direct path to regular playing time, but given his ability to play just about anywhere, injuries and poor performance will inevitably occur somewhere along the line, so will surely find a way there. Thailand and France at first, Corten Wong Secondly, JP Crawford shortstop and Eugenio Suarez Third.Outfield mix includes: Julio Rodriguez at the center, Theoscar Hernandez, AJ Pollock, Jared Kelenic When Taylor Trammell As a candidate for time in the corner or as a designated hitter. Tommy La Stella, Sam Hagerty Moore should all be on the roster as well, filling in various places as needed.