2014 Seattle Mariners: Top 5 Hitters on the Season

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Sep 27, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman

Kyle Seager

(15) is greeted in the dugout after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

2nd: Kyle Seager:

It was a tough call between Kyle Seager and the number one hitter for the Mariners this season, but it is undeniable that Seager had a stellar coming out year. He, like the number 1 Mariners hitter in 2014, experienced a fairly significant slump in the month of September, contributing in part to the lack of runs in the last month of the season. Either way, his numbers were impressive:

His Numbers:

.268/.334/.454 with 25 home runs, 96 RBI, 27 doubles, 52 walks, 71 runs scored in 159 games.

In August Seager batted .247, and in September even worse at .235. But enough with the bad stuff.

Seager increased almost every single one of his offensive categories, providing power and consistency in the middle of the order. Had his average not dipped so significantly in the later months, he would have likely finished batting .280 with more than 100 RBI. Even still, Seager tied or led the team in 4 offensive categories, including home runs and RBI. His defense improved considerably too.

Kyle Seager’s future is bright, though as of today he will be a free agent in 2018. The Mariners number 1 hitter in 2014 on the other hand, will be around for another 9 years.