The Seattle Mariners do not feature a star-studded roster. However, there are several Mariners with the potential to develop into elite players. The 2013 season will be a year that should start to show signs of what is to come.
All along, the plan has been to rebuild the team with younger talent and hope that they mature at roughly the same time. If that occurs, the Mariners could be a solid team that contends for a number of years in the American League West.
For the Mariners to be competitive, they need certain players to step up. It isn’t just about playing time. Rather, stepping up for Seattle would entail assuming a leadership role and ensure their impact is felt on the field throughout the season.
There are a number of players who will get an opportunity to prove their worth this year by making a splash. This is where fans will get to see which individuals are true stars and which will remain in the column of potential talent.
Here are six players on track for a bigger role in 2013.