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

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Jun 24, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) reacts after a double play to end the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Stock Down: Kyle Seager

I know he hit the game tying homerun with two outs in the ninth, and that was absolutely huge at the time, but the Mariners’ third baseman has followed up his All Star year in 2014 with a semi disappointing one so far. On the year he is hitting .262, which is right on with his average for his career. But, for a young player you want to see constant improvement from year to year, and so far this year you are seeing a regression at the plate. This past week, no signs of life were spotted.

Over the last 7 days, Kyle has gone 4-for-24 (.167) with a home run and an RBI. That lone RBI being himself from his home run. It is so incredibly frustrating to see guys like Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano struggle, because with Nelson Cruz right there in the middle of them both, you think they’d be loose and relaxed, and play better than before. But it just hasn’t turned out to be the case, and it’s incredibly frustrating to watch. I don’t want to be too tough on Kyle though, as he is second on the team in batting average behind Cruz.

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