Three Stars of opening weekend
Finally, the 2021 MLB season has arrived. The Seattle Mariners had a successful opening weekend, taking two of three from San Francisco.
Every Monday throughout the season (26 weeks) we will be producing the Seattle Mariners Three Star of the Week and some Honorable Mentions. The point is to spark conversation and feel free to put your three stars in the comments on this site or on the page where you found it. This is an opinion-based article and there are several good choices for the top three. Let’s see if we match.
Week 1 stats row – .300 average, 1.162 OPS, 1 HR, 3 hits.
Ty France Could very well have been the third star in the series for his strong offensive performance. He leads the Mariners in slugging and is second on the team in OPS. I wouldn’t be surprised to see quite a few reviews that include France as one of the weekend’s three stars.
Week 1 statistics row – Average of .200, .708 OPS, 2 Doubles, 4 RBI.
Although he didn’t start the season on the tear he was in in September 2020, Dylan moore came into the clutch. His four RBIs lead the team and he is the only Seattle Mariners player to have a stolen base.
Week 1 Stats Line – .615 Base Percentage, .949 OPS, 6 steps in 13 home plate appearances
Jake fraley is one of the reasons the Mariners won on opening day. He concluded the game with his third walk of the day, which resulted in a run home in the bottom of the 10th inning. Throw it shot-by-stroke and a brace, and Fraley has been on base eight times so far this season, one more than France.
Week 1 statistics row – .231 average, .615 OPS, 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI.
There will be some who look at his north of the .200 batting average and think it’s a huge win for Evan white. This is why some fans, rightly so, will choose White over Haniger or the others listed here to be the third star. His 3 of 13 strikeouts are an encouraging sign.