The Seattle Mariners enjoyed a very successful 2022 season, one that saw them finally break their postseason drought of 21 years.
It had been since 2001 that the Mariners had reached the postseason, but thanks to their young core of stars, the team finally reached the big dance.
And the future bodes well for them, especially in terms of their pitching.
As things stand right now, the Mariners have four pitchers on their staff that are 25 years old or younger.
Two of them, Logan Gilbert and George Kirby, are in their starting rotation, with Andres Munoz and Matt Brash both adding depth to their bullpen.
Ages of these notable @Mariners hurlers 📈
Logan Gilbert – 25
George Kirby – 24
Andrés Muñoz – 24
Matt Brash – 24 pic.twitter.com/McN4l8XNzq
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) February 3, 2023
After a 90-72 season and a trip to the postseason, things are looking quite a bit better for the Mariners than in recent years.
Much of that has to do with their youth movement.
These four pitchers should play big roles for the team this coming season as they look to build off of their 2022 success.
The Mariners are a solid young team with a lot to prove heading into the 2023 season.
They’ll be out to prove that their 2022 success was no fluke and that their roster is a truly a postseason contending roster.
But Gilbert, Kirby, Munoz, and Brash could be major X-factors for Seattle in 2023.
There is plenty of depth in terms of pitching for the Mariners, both in the starting rotation and in the bullpen.
In addition to their young stars, they also have veterans Luis Castillo and Robbie Ray in the rotation to help lead the team to more success.NEXT: The Mariners Take Time To Honor A Team Legend