The Seattle Mariners are having about an average to above average season so far. That would be good enough for contention if the Texas Rangers weren’t walking away with the division so far. Nonetheless, the Mariners are only a half game back in the only race that matters right now in the American League West, the race for second. That of course is important for wildcard reasons as well as making a charge for the Rangers when they finally hit a slow skid eventually. Kyle Seager is certainly doing his part at third base so far.
Seager is leading the team with an average .293 currently and has provided some power with four homers and 16 RBI. A solid performance from third base is very important to any team. Seager isn’t the biggest name in the American League but big names don’t necessarily win games. His 11 doubles and 16 runs also serve as proof that he is pulling his weight. If more like him could get on in front of some big bombers the M’s might be even closer to the Rangers than they are now.
All season the Mariners have struck me as a team that isn’t great but knows how to battle to get a few wins here and there. They are just a few key positions away from really being a top tier team. That could come with moves later in the season or it could happen with current players upping their game. One position that they do not need to worry about getting more out of is Seager. He isn’t a triple crown candidate but he is a solid run producer and is good at getting on base.