Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

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Jun 12, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison (20) hits a single during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 Stock Up: Logan Morrison

Well, LoMo finds himself yet again with his stock on the rise , and this time it’s because he has found his power stroke. In his last seven games, Morrison is 7-for-26 (.269) with four extra base hits, two being doubles and two being home runs. He also sports an impressive .577 slugging percentage in the past week, far higher than his slugging percentage this season of .412.

While watching the past two games and listening to him talk postgame, I’ve come away very impressed with LoMo. He seems to almost be willing this team to turn this around, and I think his care factor was the highest throughout the weekend series. Even when he gets out, he had some loud outs and seemed to be hitting the ball hard. I saw some anger in the big fella today with the Mariners’ performance on Sunday, most evident when he fielded a grounder to end the inning and gave Danny Farquhar an emphatic glove wave telling him that he had it himself and to move along.

I know the average doesn’t seem too impressive, but you have to keep in mind that the M’s didn’t get him for his batting average, they got him for his pop, and he has certainly supplied that this past week.

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