The Mariners should give Sam Haggerty a chance to play
The Seattle Mariners have been struggling to score runs. The Mariners have scored less than 4 runs in half of their games so far in June as of June 14. The Mariners are currently running out a lineup with several players that are struggling. These players include Abraham Toro, Jesse Winker, Taylor Trammell, Dylan Moore, and more at times. The Mariners should give at least one of these players a day off and give Sam Haggerty a chance to play for at least a few days.
Playing Sam Haggerty instead of Abraham Toro would really not be a step down at all really. Toro is 7 for 49 at the plate in June so far and that is good for a .143 batting average. Giving Toro at least a day off or two and giving Haggerty at least a shot would not be bad at all and could provide a spark in the M’s lineup. Haggerty has battled injuries the last few seasons, and finally is healthy and was hitting well in AAA Tacoma before being called up to sit the bench.
Sam Haggerty deserves a shot for the Mariners
In 146 plate appearances in Tacoma, Haggerty was slashing .304/.378/.512 with 13 stolen bases. Haggerty was really hitting well and was a solid lead-off hitter for the Rainiers. While it is pretty unlikely that Haggerty puts up those numbers in the big leagues, he might have a chance to hit a little better than the .156 that Toro has been averaging in June.
We have known that mixing up the lineup can sometimes be a good thing, and the Mariners could certainly benefit from a jolt of energy and a few extra men on base for people to drive in. Having Haggerty as the bottom of the lineup to get a hit and steal second base for the top of the lineup could be a good way to switch things up and give the M’s a chance to score some more runs and win some more games.