Mariners Spring Training: The 5 hottest hitters right now
Spring Training has been a mixed bag for the Mariners thus far, but there are a handful of Mariners hitters who are lighting it up in Arizona. You will see a lot of familiar names on this list, but at the same time, you won’t see names that you might be looking for.
Mariners Hitter #1: Taylor Trammell (the list isn’t in any particular order)
Going into Spring Training, I was a little worried about how Trammell would fair in Arizona because he didn’t play as well as he should of in the Instructional League. He batted .272 with just two doubles.
But, the 23-year-old prospect has looked like an MLB-ready player during this first week of baseball. Through 11 at-bats, he has four hits, three doubles, one home run, one walk, and a stolen base. That combines for a .364 average, .417 OBP, .909 slugging, and 1.326 OPS.
Power isn’t a weakness for Trammell, but it isn’t his greatest strength. In 2020, scouts gave him a 60-grade run, 55 hit, and 50 power. Based on what we have seen, he might become one of the most well-rounded hitters in the game and exceed the 50 power grade.
I think you could compare Taylor Trammell’s tools to former big leaguer Carl Crawford, but with a little more power. Crawford was also 6’2″ and speed was one of his greatest strengths on the field. Like Crawford, Taylor Trammell has the perfect toolbox to be the future leadoff hitter in Seattle.
Not only am I excited about what he has been able to do on the field, but Trammell has also become one of my favorite players off the field. He is quite the character and has been fun to watch on social media and TV interviews.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Taylor becomes one of Kevin Martinez’s favorite players to feature in Mariners commercials!
One last closing thought… If Taylor Trammell can continue his hot hitting, he might end up being the starting left fielder on Opening Day especially since Jarred Kelenic went down last week.
Now, onto the second hot Mariners hitter.