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

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Sep 7, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte (4) reacts after being called out on strikes with two men on base to end the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Ketel Marte – Not

The Mariners’ exciting young shortstop hit a bit of wall this week. Marte went 4 for 23 with 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases. He posted a .174/.269/.174 stat line. Marte struck out 8 times and nursed 3 walks.

Ketel is only 21-years-old, and for the most part, he has been very impressive with Seattle. Since being called up on July 31, Marte is hitting .261 with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 9 RBI and 5 stolen bases. He has also played much better defensively than I expected. I think Marte has done enough to go into spring training in 2016 as the Mariners’ starting shortstop.

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