Mariners Minor League Review: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Bakersfield Blaze – A+ – 26-44, 5th Place in California League North Divison

Hot – Justin Seager – 1B

Kyle Seager‘s little brother has had a rough go of it in 2015, but he beginning to show signs of life at the plate. Baby Seags is hitting .381 with 1 double and 4 RBI’s over his last 7 games. He has struck out 5 times, and nursed 4 walks across his last 26 plate appearances. Seager is only hitting .219 this season, and has yet to hit a home run with Bakersfield. I would not classify him as an exciting prospect, but if he develops into half the player Kyle is, I would gladly take it.

Not – Nelson Ward – SS

The Georgia alum finds himself in the “not” category a week after being the standout performer for the Blaze. Ward is hitting just .212 with 0 home runs and 0 RBI’s over the last week. The 22-year-old has struck out 12 times and walked twice across his last 35 plate appearances. He remains someone to keep an eye on.

Hot – Austin Wilson – RF

Austin Wilson has had a miserable campaign in 2015, but he has played slightly better over the last week. The former 2nd round pick is hitting .235 with 2 doubles, 1 home run and 8 RBI’s since June 13th. Wilson has struck out 10 times and worked 3 free passes. The Stanford alum is on thin ice right now, but hopefully he is able to build on his recent success moving forward.

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