I will be the first to say that I was wrong about Jarred Kelenic. I had thought it was time for the team to move on from him, and to find someone else to fill the spot in leftfield, but it's a good thing I'm not Jerry Dipoto. The Mariners have been off to a rough start to say the least but Jarred is emerging as one of the best players on this team and while it's still early, it is encouraging to see him playing this well already.
Kelenic is starting to show us flashes of the All-Star potential that all of us fans having been hoping for from the beginning and if he can continue to take the pressure off of France, Julio, Geno and the others, this team will right itself eventually and could be in great shape come playoff time in October.
We can see the evidence of his improvment from last year and it's great to see him finally having some sucess after what I could only imagine has been a very frustrating start to his young MLB career. A successful season for Kelenic could be the difference maker that this team needs in order to make the push to the next level.
I get it, it's still very early and we are only 14 games into the season but with Kelenic hitting .366 with 15 hits and 4 homers it's a great sign of what's to come. Especially after last year, when he only hit .141 with 23 hits and 7 homers across 54 games. I'm sure we will all be watching very closely to see if he can keep this up, and if he can, the rest of the league better watch out.
Up Next: The Mariners look to sweep the series against the Rockies and get back to that .500 level before starting a tough three game series against the Brewers. If they can continue to get hot starts from Ty France, Julio and Kelenic this team will get back to winning and us fans won't complain, for now.