Leonys Flexes his Muscles
No one on the Mariners was hotter than Leonys Martin this week. The 28-year-old center fielder went 11 for 20, good for a .550 batting average across 6 games. Martin slugged 3 home runs, drove in 4 runs and scored 5 times. He also posted a 2:5 strikeout to walk ratio this week.
Martin raised his season average by nearly 50 points this week, as he is now slashing .252/.331/.467 through 41 games in 2016. He has already tied his career high of 8 home runs in a single season, and it’s only May. Martin has also tallied 17 RBI and scored 20 times.
It’s clear that Jerry Dipoto won the trade with the Texas Rangers to acquire Martin. If he can keep getting on base consistently, he will find himself hitting near the top of the Mariners’ lineup in the near future.
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