SEATTLE -- Here's a look back at the Mariners' 2016 season through some interesting numbers.493: The longest recorded home run, in feet, hit by Nelson Cruz this season, according to Statcast™ measurements. And that blast -- off Tyler Duffey of the Twins at Target Field on Sept. 24 -- stood
SEATTLE -- Here's a look back at the Mariners' 2016 season through some interesting numbers.
493: The longest recorded home run, in feet, hit by Nelson Cruz this season, according to Statcast™ measurements. And that blast -- off Tyler Duffey of the Twins at Target Field on Sept. 24 -- stood as the second-longest in MLB this year, trailing only a 504-footer by the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton off the Rockies' Chad Bettis on Aug. 6 at Coors Field. Franklin Gutierrez had the eighth-longest recorded homer, a 473-foot smash off the Reds' John Lamb in Cincinnati on May 21.
96.2: Average exit velocity, in mph, of 375 balls hit by Cruz this season, which was the highest mark of any MLB player with 40 or more balls in play. The Marlins' Stanton was second at 95.9 with 239 balls in play. Gutierrez had the second-highest mark among Mariners at 93.2 on 146 balls, with Adam Lind third at 92.8 on 266 balls.
.326: The Mariners' on-base percentage for the season, which ranked fifth in the AL and was the club's highest since 2007. Seattle was 11th in the league in 2015 at .311, and raising that figure was a prime focus of Jerry Dipoto's first offseason.
4.00: Mariners' ERA as a team, which tied for third in the AL. Seattle finished 12th in the AL in 2015 at 4.16.
2: The number of Mariners managers -- out of 17 -- who have had a better first-year record than Scott Servais after Seattle finished 86-76. Bob Melvin's team went 93-69 in 2003, and Lloyd McClendon's first club finished 87-75 in '14.
54: The number of players used this season, which broke the franchise record of 51 in 1999 and 2015. Of those, 32 were pitchers, also a club record.
19: Players placed on disabled list, breaking the previous team record of 16.
7.3: Robinson Cano's WAR rating, per Baseball Reference, which ranked fifth among AL players this year and 10th best all-time by a Mariners player. Alex Rodriguez ranks first at 10.4 in 2000, with Ken Griffey, Jr. second at 9.7 in his 1996 MVP season.
24.3:Kyle Seager's career WAR during his six seasons with the Mariners after his 6.9 this year. He now ranks fifth on the club's career WAR list behind Griffey, Edgar Martinez, Ichiro Suzuki and Rodriguez.
15.53: Strikeouts per nine innings by rookie Edwin Díaz, which is the eighth-best single-season mark in history for any MLB reliever, including three by Aroldis Chapman. Only one rookie, Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers in 2011, has had a higher strikeout ratio.
.339:Norichika Aoki's batting average after the All-Star break. Only one AL player had a higher average in the second half -- Miguel Cabrera hit .346 for the Tigers -- and the next-highest mark among Mariners regulars was Cruz at .295.
116: Home runs the Mariners hit in 81 games at Safeco Field. Only one AL team -- the Orioles with 131 at Camden Yards -- hit more home runs in its home park. Cano and Cruz each hit 17 homers at Safeco, while Lind hit 15, Seth Smith 12 and Seager 11. Cruz hit 26 homers on the road, Cano 22 and Seager 19. No other Mariner had more than the eight road homers.
.323: Cano's batting average on the road, which was the highest of any Mariner. He hit .272 at home.
.303: Aoki's batting average at home, which was the highest of any Mariner. He hit .267 on the road.
9: The times Aoki was caught stealing in 16 attempts, one of several reasons the Mariners were only 12th in the AL in stolen bases after hoping to be a club that challenged opposing teams on the bases.
9: Number of players on Opening Day 25-man roster who were on the active roster the entire season. Remarkably, one of those was the oft-injured Gutierrez. The others to make it through the full season were Hisashi Iwakuma, Vidal Nuño, Chris Iannetta, Cano, Lind, Seager, Cruz and Smith.
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