Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Jul 5, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners infielder Kyle Seager (15) fields a ground ball against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at O.co Coliseum. The Mariners defeated the Athletics 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Stock Down: Kyle Seager
I love Kyle Seager, is he so incredibly likable and one of those blue chip baseball players. He goes about his business, you never have to worry about him off the field, and he just seems to do everything right. But after getting paid with a big contract this offseason, he hasn’t lived up to expectations.
The 2014 All-star and gold glove winner is struggling this year at the dish, hitting .252 (Below his career average of .261) with 12 HRs and 36 RBIs. With someone like Kyle Seager, you’d love to see the young guy get progressively better and better with each season. And you had seen that so far with Kyle, as his batting average had risen from season to season. But this year, he has regressed from .268 last year to just .252 this year as I have already stated. Am I ultimately concerned with Kyle? Absolutely not, as I stated before, he is the constant professional and he will figure it out, but it sure would be nice to see him turn it around sooner rather than later.
In the past seven games, Kyle has gone 4-for-22 (.181) with two doubles and two walks. What worries me is that he had a tough past week, but his month of June was also rather poor. In June he hit .232 with only six extra base hits (three doubles and three home runs). That whole middle of the lineup has been a disappointment minus Nelson Cruz, and I am hoping that Cano, Cruz, and Seager can get hot at the same time, because when that happens, we’d finally get to see the offense we all dreamed about in the offseason.
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