Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
May 16, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Chris Taylor (1) makes the throw to first for the final out of the top of the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Stock Falling – Chris Taylor
To be fair, Chris Taylor is still trying to get into the groove of things after missing several weeks with his wrist injury he suffered in spring training. But at some point we have to look past that, and we are getting pretty close to that point.
Taylor had a productive spring, one that convinced many fans that he was the shortstop of the future. But what he did in the spring has yet to carry over into the season. In the past seven days he’s got one hit in thirteen attempts (.077 batting average), has yet to record an extra base hit, and since being called up and making his first appearance May 4th, he has over two times as many strikeouts (9) as he does hits (4).
I know you’d like to the give the man a few more chances, but with Austin Jackson returning soon and Brad Miller’s hot hitting lately, someone needs to be sent down, and it’s looking more and more like Chris Taylor will be that guy.
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