Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
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Marte’s Rough Start
Someone needs to tell Ketel Marte that spring training has ended, and the games count now. The young shortstop is off to a miserable start, slashing .190/.280/.190 through 21 at bats. Marte has yet to collect an extra-base hit, and has 0 stolen bases on his stat line. He has also played poor defense, committing a pair of errors.
Regardless of his lackluster start, Ketel remains one of the most exciting young players in the organization. He hit .283 as a rookie in 2015, and he has a chance to be special. Marte is a switch-hitter with electrifying speed. I’m still very hopeful he will find his swing in the near future.
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