Mariners won 89 games, their highest total in 15 seasons ... Forced to use 53 different players, including 32 pitchers, during season ... Led team on a 35-15 tear from April 24-June 16 despite losing top set-up guy to injury during spring training and three-hole hitter to 80-game suspension on May 13 ... Kept team in contention for wild card berth into September ... Won his 250th game as a Manager on Sept. 25 vs. Oakland.
Mariners have won 253 games over Scott's three seasons (2016-2018), the team's highest three-year win total since 2001-2003...253 wins are the 5th-most wins in the American League in that span, trailing only Boston, Houston, Cleveland and New York...in 2017 Servais led Seattle to a 78-84 (.481) record in his second season as Mariners manager despite being forced to use club-record 61 different players, including 40 different pitchers...the Mariners led the Majors in one-run game winning percentage at .634 (26-15)...used 22 different rookies (2nd-most in club history) including 10 who made MLB debut...team placed 16 players on DL (22 total DL stints) resulting in 1,121 games missed...after setting Opening Day roster, club made 219 transactions involving the 40-man roster in the next 182 days...in 2016 led Seattle to a 86-76 (.531) record in his first season as a Major League manager...the Mariners improved their win total by 10 games over the 2015 club; was the 5th-largest improvement from 2015 to 2016 in the Major Leagues (Boston: 15, Cleveland: 13, Detroit and Washington: 12)...became the 5th manager in club history to lead the Mariners to a .500 or better record in his first year as skipper; joined Bob Melvin (93-69, 2003), Lloyd McClendon (87-75, 2014), Don Wakamatsu (85-77, 2009) and Lou Piniella (82-80, 1993)...had club in contention for a postseason berth until penultimate day of the regular season; finished 3.0 games back in wild card race despite going 16-8 in Seattle's final 24 games...led the Mariners to a 18-11 record in September/October, tied for the 3rd-best winning percentage in the Majors over the final four-plus weeks of the season...skippered the club to a 4.00 team ERA while setting a single-season club record for pitchers used (32), including 13 different starting pitchers, T7th-most in franchise history...was his first season as a manager at any level: named the 20th manager (17th full-time) in Mariners history on October 23, 2015.
COACHING/PLAYER DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS
Prior to being hired as manager, spent 10 years (2006-2015) in high level player development positions, building and managing staffs, evaluating players, and coaching players at spring and during minor league regular season...spent four seasons (2012-2015) as Assistant General Manager, Scouting and Player Development with the Los Angeles Angels...Was the Texas Rangers Sr. Director of Player Development from 2006-2011...During time in Texas, was also responsible for instructing catchers on Rangers Major League roster...Worked as a pro scout for the Rockies in 2005...Began coaching career as the Chicago Cubs Roving Catching Instructor in 2003 and 2004.
Scott Daniel Servais…pronounced 'service'…resides in Renton, WA…Scott and his wife, Jill, have three children: son Tyler and daughters Jacqueline and Victoria...Scott played college baseball at Creighton University (his head coach was former Cubs GM Jim Hendry) and was inducted into the Creighton Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003...was a member of Team USA, winning a Silver Medal in the Pan Am Games in 1987 and a Gold Medal in the 1988 Olympics (Seoul, South Korea)...earned USA Baseball's Alumni Award in 1994....was selected in the third round of the 1988 June Draft following his junior year of college...Scott is a native of Coon Valley, WI and graduated from Westby High School (WI) in 1985...was drafted by the New York Mets in the second round (scout: Terry Ryan) out of high school but did not sign.
Scott had an 11-year Major League playing career (1991-2001) with the Houston Astros (1991-95, 2001), Chicago Cubs (1995-98), San Francisco Giants (1999- 2000) and Colorado Rockies (2000)...batted .245 with 130 doubles, 63 home runs and 319 RBI in 820 career MLB games...ranked among the top-three National League catchers in fielding percentage in three separate seasons (1996, 1997 & 1998).