Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Jul 20, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Mark Trumbo (35) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Trumbo – Hot

I was very skeptical of the trade that brought Mark Trumbo to Seattle, but he is finally starting to look like a difference maker on offense. The 29-year-old went 9 for 23 this week, which was good for a .391 batting average. Trumbo hit 3 doubles and plated 1 run for the Mariners.

The transition back to the American League has not been an easy one for Trumbo. The Villa Park, CA product is hitting .241 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI’s across 45 games with the Mariners in 2015. I would be lying if I said Trumbo has lived up to his billing this season for Seattle, but hopefully his recent hot streak is more of what fans can expect going forward.

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