Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not
Marte is a bit of a Partay-Pooper
Ketel Marte continued to struggle at the plate this week for the Seattle Mariners. The electrifying youngster posted a .200/.238/.200 slash line across 20 at bats. Marte failed to tally an extra-base hit and did not drive in any runs. His 7 strikeouts were second worst on the team this week, and he nursed just 1 free pass.
The 22-year-old shortstop was fun to watch last season, but he is off to a slow start in 2016. Marte is hitting just .195 with 1 RBI, 1 stolen base and 3 runs scored in 11 games. He has whiffed 9 times and walked twice in 41 at bats. He has also committed a pair of errors, and has a disappointing .953 fielding percentage.
It was a rough week for Ketel, but he did show signs of life on the base paths. The speedster stole a base, and scored all the way from first on a Robinson Cano single to center field on Saturday in New York. Marte was moving on the pitch, but few players in the game have the wheels and base running ability to score on a play like that.
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