2014 Seattle Mariners: Top 5 Hitters on the Season
Sep 27, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison (20) hits an RBI-double against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
4th: Logan Morrison:
After time in Triple-A Tacoma during the middle portion of the season,Logan Morrison came back with a vengeance in August and September, helping buoy the Mariners as they finished just one game shy of the postseason.
.262/.315/.420 with 11 home runs, 38 RBI, and 20 doubles in 99 games played.
Again, he’s one of those guys who didn’t put in a season’s worth of work, but his contributions late in the season provided the power and the discipline at the plate that will likely grant him the starting first base job– pending any free agent signings. I seriously considered putting Mike Zunino on this list with his 22 home runs and 60 RBI, but his .199 batting average and .254 OBP were just too much to overcome for those power numbers.
Morrison was batting below that Mendoza line for much of the season, but in August and September he batted over .300, with a .342 batting average in September and cranked 5 home runs in the month.
If the second half of the season is an indication of improvement and not of a hot streak, Morrison could jump up on this list in 2015.