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Jarrod Dyson | Outfielder | #1

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southwest Mississippi JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 50 (0) / KC
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Jarrod Dyson (hamstring) is hoping to return to Cactus League action on Wednesday.
Dyson has dealt with a right hamstring issue for over a week, although the Mariners have insisted that it's merely fatigue and not any kind of strain. The speedster said he had six hits -- including a home run -- in 10 at-bats in a minor league game Monday. There's been no indication that Dyson is in danger of missing Opening Day. Mar 27 - 6:21 PM

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Jarrod Dyson (hamstring) is expected to take 10 plate appearances in minor league games Monday.

But his running will be limited as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. Dyson's game relies heavily on his legs, so the Mariners have to be careful here. His status is very much up in the air with the regular season approaching.
Mar 27 - 11:18 AM

Jarrod Dyson remains out of game action due to a sore hamstring.

He's been dealing with fatigue in his legs for a week now, although the Mariners think he'll be ready to play by Sunday. It doesn't sound like a big deal but is obviously worth tracking given how much of Dyson's value is derived from his legs. For what it's worth, the speedster is 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts this spring.
Mar 24 - 2:02 PM

Jarrod Dyson did not play over the weekend, and is likely to miss a few more days, due to leg fatigue.

It doesn't sound like something serious enough to require Dyson to miss the start of the regular season, but it's something worth monitoring. The speedy outfielder is hitting .343/.415/.486 with three RBI and is 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts in Cactus League action.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 19 - 10:27 PM

Jarrod Dyson went berserk with three hits and two steals Wednesday in the Mariners’ Cactus League loss to the Dodgers.

Dyson ripped three singles while raising his Cactus League average from .276 to .344. His steals, both off Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy, were his fourth and fifth of the spring. After years of being buried behind All-Star center fielder Lorenzo Cain in Kansas City, Dyson has finally secured a starting role in Seattle. He’s not going to hit for power or a high average, but Dyson offers mouth-watering steal potential and should score a boatload of runs as the leadoff man for a stacked Mariners lineup.
Mar 15 - 7:57 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Saturday's Cactus League date with the Reds.

Dyson was leading off Saturday's contest, something that manager Scott Servais has said the team will be trying out this season. He is hitting .308 in the very early going of spring ball. The speedy outfielder swiped 30 bases with the Royals this past season.
Mar 11 - 8:03 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Thursday that he's planning to try Jarrod Dyson at leadoff this spring.

Jean Segura would bat second for Seattle if the experiment works out. Dyson carries a weak .325 career on-base percentage at the major league level, but that number spiked to .340 in 2016 and he remains one of the fastest runners in the sport at age 32. Dyson would obviously carry serious fantasy value if he's able to grab that leadoff gig and hold onto it. He tallied 30 stolen bases in 107 games (83 starts) last summer with Kansas City.
Jan 26 - 2:47 PM

Mariners and OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

Acquired from the Royals a week ago, Dyson was eligible for arbitration for the final time. The speedster will start in left field against righties for the Mariners this season.
Jan 13 - 3:35 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners have acquired Jarrod Dyson from the Royals in exchange for Nate Karns.

Dyson has been involved in trade rumors for most of the offseason, and the Royals finally found a return that they deemed acceptable. He will probably start in one of the corner outfield spots for Seattle with Leonys Martin already in center and gives the Mariners an excellent defensive outfield with Mitch Haniger added in. Dyson will probably bat at the bottom of the order but is still a great bet for stolen bases.
Jan 6 - 4:58 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals remain more likely to trade Jarrod Dyson than Lorenzo Cain.

In a potential deal for Cain, Rosenthal writes that the Royals are looking for a similar trade which netted them Jorge Soler for Wade Davis. With most teams already set in center field, the type of package they want just might not be there. Cain is due to become a free agent after the 2017 season. Dyson should be easier to move, though Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported during the Winter Meetings that the Royals "haven't felt overwhelmed" by the offers for him. Dyson is a 260/.325/.353 career hitter in the majors, but he provides excellent speed and defense. The 32-year-old earned $1.725 million in 2016 and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:36:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Royals "haven't felt overwhelmed by offers" for outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

Probably because the guy is a .260/.325/.353 career hitter in the major leagues and due to become a free agent next winter. Dyson plays great defense and has tremendous speed, but the Royals can't expect to get much talent in return. They might just hold on to Dyson, per Heyman, in the event a realistic trade partner can be found for Lorenzo Cain. Dyson was known to be drawing interest from the Orioles, Athletics, Rangers, and Cardinals.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:08:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles have spoken to the Royals about Jarrod Dyson.

It's becoming very likely that Dyson is moved, and the Orioles and Athletics seem to be his most aggressive suitors. There's also been talk of interest from the Cardinals and Rangers. Dyson owns an ugly .260/.325/.353 career batting line at the major league level, but he's a great defensive outfielder and excellent baserunner. He'd fit well on pretty much any MLB roster, though probably not in an everyday role.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears the Athletics are "very interested" in Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

Several other teams have inquired, including the Cardinals, Orioles, and Rangers. Dyson owns a rough .260/.325/.353 career batting line at the major league level, but he's a good and versatile defensive outfielder and he's also among the fastest players in MLB even at age 32. Dyson is due to become a free agent next winter.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:00:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals are expressing interest in Jarrod Dyson.

The Cards have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Dyson's teammate, Lorenzo Cain. Like Cain, Dyson is heading into his walk year, but of course he would cost significantly less in terms of prospects you'd have to surrender for him. Dyson, 32, sports a pedestrian .260/.325/.353 career batting line, but he would give St. Louis the defensive upgrade they're looking for in center field.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 04:39:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals are getting "multiple inquiries" on Jarrod Dyson.

Dyson could be an underrated target for a team looking for a center fielder, as he's excellent defensively and is coming off a career-best .728 OPS. As Crasnick notes, however, Dyson is currently in line to serve on the strong side of a platoon in right field for the Royals, so they'd probably have to acquire another outfielder if they dealt the speedster. Dyson is 32 and is slated for free agency after next season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Robert Whalen
7Dillon Overton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6Daniel Altavilla
7Casey Fien
8Tony Zych
9Shae Simmons
10Jonathan Aro
11James Pazos
12Thyago Vieira