Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager isn't in Friday's starting nine against the Rangers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Mariners out of postseason contention, Seager will get the day off. Kris Negron draws the start at the hot corner and is slated to bat ninth.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager, whose current .220 average and .273 slugging percentage are both career lows, has been significantly affected by infield shifts this season, David Gottlieb of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran third baseman has been a model of consistency throughout his career, and his home run (22) and RBI (77) totals this season are both within his normal standards. However, he's made a lot more outs than he accustomed to, as partly evidenced by career-worst strikeout (21.8 percent) and walk rates (6.0). In the opinion of manager Scott Servais, Seager was undoubtedly affected by a June toe fracture, but the uptick in infield shifts has also left him at a significant disadvantage, given his heavy pull tendencies as a hitter. Seager had seen a shift in a team-high 70.4 percent of his plate appearances and a 40-point decrease in his batting average against such an alignment heading into Thursday's game against the Rangers, underscoring it as an aspect of his game to address this offseason.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager entered an extra-innings win over the Athletics on Tuesday as a pinch hitter and laced a game-tying RBI single in his one at-bat.

EDGE Analysis

It was a night of pinch-hit success for the Mariners as a whole, with Seager making a key contribution by lacing a 2-1 pitch with two outs in the ninth to bring home Ben Gamel with the tying run. The veteran third baseman has a disappointing season in terms of his slash line (.221/.273/.401), but he's shown some signs of life recently by reaching safely in 12 of his last 14 games.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager is not in the lineup Tuesday against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Seager will head to the bench as manager Scott Servais stacks right-handed hitters against southpaw Brett Anderson. In his place, Kris Negron will start at the hot corner and hit sixth.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run in a win over the Astros on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Seager is in the midst of one of his more consistent offensive stretches of the season, as he's now hit safely in seven consecutive games. The slugging third baseman has four extra-base hits (three doubles, one home run) during that span and has his September average to .250, an unspectacular number that nevertheless represents a significant improvement over the .183 figure he generated in August.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seager is currently in the midst of a modest five game hit streak (6-for-19), but will head to the bench as left-hander Andrew Heaney starts for the Angels. Kris Negron will start at third base and bat eighth for the Mariners.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a double in a win over the Angels on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Seager seems to be showing some signs of life at the plate as the season winds down, as he's now hit safely in four straight, a span during which he's laced three extra-base hits (two doubles, one home run). The veteran third baseman continues to man the hot corner on an everyday basis despite his lackluster offensive season, and with 55 extra-base hits (34 doubles, 21 homers), he's at least offering plenty of pop from the latter half of the order.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Seager gave the Mariners a glimmer of hope with his ninth-inning solo shot, which brought Seattle to within 5-4 at the time. The veteran third baseman has salvaged an otherwise underwhelming season with a strong showing on the power front (21 homers), but his .216/.268/.397 line has frustrated fantasy owners by falling well short of his career norms.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran third baseman has endured a difficult season overall, with both his average (.216) and on-base percentage (.268) qualifying as career worsts. Granted, Seager has managed to hit the 20-home-run mark for the seventh straight season, and his 72 RBI are certainly a respectable figure. However, many of those numbers were compiled prior to the All-Star break, as Seager is hitting just .174 with four homers and 16 RBI over the second half of the campaign.

Kyle Seager
3B SEA
2 months ago

Seager is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Seager is mired in a deep slump, producing just a .483 OPS over the past 30 games. Between that and southpaw CC Sabathia taking the hill for New York, Sunday made for a good off-day for Seager. Kris Negron will replace him at the hot corner.