Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Hawt-Corner Stays Hot
Kyle Seager has turned his season around in May, and his torrid play continued this week. The All-Star third baseman went 7 for 22, good for a .318 batting average with 1 double, 1 home run and 5 RBI. Seags also posted a .464 on base percentage and slugged 500 through 6 games.
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The University of North Carolina alum is hitting .359 this month, and he has raised his season batting average by nearly 100 points in the process. Overall, Seager is slashing .256/.337/.500 with 8 home runs and 26 RBI across 42 games in 2016. He has tallied 11 doubles, 2 triples, and scored 22 times in 160 at bats.
Some worried about Seager after his awful start to the season in April, but it’s nice to see that he has bounced back in May. I expect his average to hover in the .260 range for much of the season while he continues to be a force in the heart of the Mariners’ lineup.
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