The Seattle Mariners are having another season that is sadly below average. Is the pitching to blame?
That is a complicated question.
Certain pitchers have been fantastic, while others have struggled to be consistently effective. The tough part of being a pitcher is that sometimes the offense does not provide enough support. This is particularly true for the starters.
The offense is improved this year, but the Mariners are not yet at the point where they can count on the lineup to bail out a poor pitching performance. For the time being, the Mariners still depend on strong pitching, which is why every member of the staff is important.
With that in mind, here are the power rankings for the Seattle Mariners pitching staff in 2013.
*Statistics current through June 9, 2013.