Matt Festa, The Uncommon Reliever
Because of his starter background, Festa throws five different pitch types out of the bullpen and used his guile to rocket to the big leagues.
Julio Rodriguez Has That 'It' Factor
Though still a teenager, Rodriguez has a charismatic personality that draws teammates to him and makes him a focal point of the Mariners' rebuild.
Mariners Want Justus Sheffield To Let It Fly
The young lefthander has the type of high-caliber stuff that doesn't require precise command. Now he just needs to believe that.
Kyle Lewis Regains Trust In Injured Knee
Recovering physically from a major knee injury is only half the battle for Lewis. Now he must recover mentally and trust it.
Justin Dunn Takes Long Route To Seattle
A first-round pick by the Mets in 2016, Dunn was traded to the Mariners in the offseason deal that sent Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to New York.
Jarred Kelenic Could Define Mariners' Rebuild
The Mariners regarded Kelenic as their top target in the 2018 draft. They got their man six months later in a trade with the Mets.
Braden Bishop Learns From Toughest Year
A slow start at Double-A and a season-ending surgery conspired to make 2018 the most trying year yet for Bishop.
Joey Curletta Embraces New Hitting Approach
Trusting himself even in pitcher's counts helped Curletta unlock his offensive potential and claim Texas League player of the year honors.
Matt Festa Is First Dipoto Pick To Reach Seattle
A career reliever in pro ball, Festa tried his hand at "opening" for the Mariners in September.
Matt Festa Typifies Mariners' Relief Depth
Righthander Matt Festa made strides with his fastball and slider command at Double-A, which earned him multiple big league callups.