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2015 Non-Roster Invitee Rankings, Week 1

The Mariners have only played three spring training games so far, but that's plenty enough to overreact to the results! I will update the non-roster invitee rankings every Friday until spring training is over. Already there is quite a bit of movement.

First of all, here's how players earn and lose points:

  • 1/3 point for each out (- for hitters, + for pitchers)
  • 1 point for each walk (+ for hitters, - for pitchers)
  • 1 point for each strikeout (- for hitters, + for pitchers)
  • (batters only) 1 point for each total base, 1 point for each stolen base, 1 point subtracted for each caught stealing
  • (pitchers only) 3 points subtracted for each home run allowed
After three whole games here are the updated standings (point total, change from last week):
  1. Patrick Kivlehan (13.5, +9)
  2. Endy Chavez (12.33, -0.67)
  3. D.J. Peterson (12.17, +5.67)
  4. Sam Gaviglio (10, +4)
  5. Tyler Olson (10, +4)
  6. Mike Dowd (10, +4)
  7. Tyler Marlette (9, +2)
  8. John Baker (8.33, -1.67)
  9. Justin Germano (7.33 , +0.33)
  10. Rafael Perez (7, -1)
  11. Stephen Landazuri (7, 0)
  12. Mark Lowe (6, -1)
  13. Jorden Pries (6, 0)
  14. Franklin Gutierrez (5.75, -1)
  15. Steve Baron (5.5, 0)
  16. Jordy Lara (5.33, -0.67)
  17. Joe Saunders (5, -5)
  18. Shawn O'Malley (4, 0)
  19. Carlos Rivero (2, -3)
  20. Forrest Snow (0, -5)
Biggest Rise: Patrick Kivlehan (up 18 slots)
Biggest Drop: Joe Saunders (down 15 slots)

Kivlehan's 3-run home run is easily the most exciting thing a non-roster invitee has done in the first three games of the spring. Already, even with the initial point spread, every player who gained points in the first three games find themselves in the top half of the standings. Maybe the most interesting thing is to see John Baker leapfrogged (at least for the time being) by some non-roster catchers who will clearly get cut as the pitching staff gets thinned. Ultimately that is probably good news for Jesus Sucre's chances at an opening day roster spot.

But really, this is a for-funsies ranking system three games into an exhibition system. If this is what three games can do, we can only imagine what a whole week of games will do.