As the final few weeks of the 2013 Major League Baseball season draw closer, the Seattle Mariners are limping towards the finish line. Truth be told, they are not playing well. Even the best of the hitters on this club are beginning to struggle as September is just around the corner. That might very well change but of course little will change in way of the finish. The Mariners are fighting for third place in the American League West against the Los Angeles Angels. There are bright spots however and one of those is Kyle Seager at third base.
The idea of finishing third in this situation isn’t even as good as it sounds. In the midst of a tough season overall, Seager has managed to post career marks in quite a few areas. This isn’t the kind of season that could be considered a breakout. He is one shy of his previous most homers and several away from his RBI count of a year ago. Batting average has been at a career best mark for most of the season and is still now even though he has slumped of late.
The rarity of a slump for this guy lets you know what the numbers over the years show us. He is improving steadily year after year. This will be the end of his third season and next year will be his fourth. I believe his stats will be helped along by having a better supporting staff around him offensively. If the Mariners re-tool a little bit and get a little more success around Seager, he could very well have a breakout season in 2014. I think the chances of it are extremely high, especially if he finishes the final few weeks of this season strongly.