Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
By Ric Dickens
May 23, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager flies out to right field in the eighth inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Seattle beat Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Stock Up: Kyle Seager
Thankfully, we are starting to see the Kyle Seager that made us all fall in love with him, and what made him become an All Star last year. His glove has been there all year, as he is more than backing up the Gold Glove that he received last year, with phenomenal plays once a game it seems like at the hot corner.
But the 2014 All-Star is now starting to get the bat going, and the Mariners need that in the worst way possible. In the past seven days, he’s hitting .364 (8-22) with two home runs and two RBIs. Sure, the RBI totals aren’t where you’d like them to be, but it is important to keep in mind that no one is getting on in front of him, and if they are Nelson Cruz is usually cleaning things up before Kyle gets a chance.
It’s imperative for the Mariners that Kyle Seager continues to hit the ball hard, so he can provide protection for Nelson Cruz and strike a little fear in opposing pitchers when they reach the middle of this order. With Cano struggling, the only fear other pitchers are encountering so far this season is when the Boomstick comes up to the plate.
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