Three Seattle Mariners who are heating up in May

Here are three Mariners who have been hitting the ball well over past seven games to keep an eye on during the rest of this road trip.
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Mariners' hot hitter #1 Outfielder Luke Raley

Luke Raley has been raking the past couple of weeks, providing the Mariners offense a spark. He has been seeing more playing time because of his hot bat. Even making a start at first base in the Mariners series finale against Baltimore, as Scott Servais opted to put a left-handed bat against the Orioles ace Corbin Burnes. Starting Raley over France paid off, as Raley went three for four with two doubles and a run scored.

Sunday's game highlights just how well Raley has been hitting the ball. In his last 15 games Raley is slashing .383/.431/.471, with three home runs, 8 RBIs, 10 runs scored, and two stolen bases. He has been locked in at the plate throughout the month of May. Raley's ability to get on base has been crucial, because of his speed on the base paths. He has given the Mariners exactly what they wanted when they traded for him this past off-season.

Raley's left-handed bat should play well, as the Mariners are set to take on the Yankees in New York. Yankee Stadium is great for left-handed hitters, with the short porch in right field. Raley has also put his power on display these past few weeks with three home runs in his last 15 games. He has hit the ball well in a short sample size at Yankee Stadium, with a .286 average along with a .375 OBP, in five games, but is still looking for his first home run in Yankee Stadium. Perhaps Raley can get his first HR at Yankee Stadium in this series.