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) throws to first for an out in the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Ketel Marte – Hot

The 21-year-old shortstop put together arguably his best stretch as a pro this past week. Ketel Marte went 10 for 24 with 5 doubles and 3 RBI. He worked 2 free passes and struck out 4 times. Marte’s .462 on base percentage and his .625 slugging percentage both ranked third on the team over the last 6 games.

The Mariners have missed far more often in recent years than they have hit when it comes to their top prospects. However, Marte has been a true difference maker since his promotion on July 31, hitting .285 with 14 doubles and 12 RBI. His speed is exciting out of the leadoff spot, and he has racked up 7 steals this summer.

It is hard to predict the future when it comes to the M’s, but it sure looks like they have finally found a player capable of manning shortstop for years to come.

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