Seattle Mariners’ third basemen, Kyle Seager, has been a consistent threat in the Mariners lineup since 2012. By most of the MLB, he is known as brother to Los Angeles Dodgers star shortstop, Corey Seager. His other brother is Justin Seager, who is in the Mariners Minor League system as a corner infielder.
Seager has made a name for himself in the American League, making his first all-star appearance in 2014. Along with his first all-star game, he was awarded his first Gold Glove award, which is awarded to the best defender at each position.
He is known mostly for his consistency and has led the AL in defensive games played at third base since 2013 and is 7th on the active list for most games played at third base. Even though he won his Gold Glove award in 2014, 2016 was arguably his best season of his career. Seager is arguably one of the best third basemen in the American League. Yes, he did commit 22 errors in 2016, which led all of the Major Leagues, but also had 110 putouts, which was tied for 1st with Toronto Blue Jays’ 3B, Josh Donaldson.
In 2016, Kyle Seager was a threat at the plate, hitting .278 along with a career high in home runs (30), RBI’s (99), and OPS (.719). With Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager all having career numbers in 2016, the middle of the lineup was set for the next 2 years.
This season, Kyle has picked up right where he left off, already hitting .253 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI’s in only 178 plate appearances. He missed 3 games early in the season due to a hip flexor injury.
Since coming back from his injury and playing every day at third base, Mariners fans should expect another consistent season from their favorite third basemen. Remember to vote Kyle for his second all-star game!