current status: On roster
#15 3B | 6'0", 210 lbs. | Seattle
Birth Date:November 3, 1987 (26 years old) Place of Birth:Charlotte, NC Hometown:Kannapolis, NC
Drafted:Drafted by Seattle in 2009 (3rd round).
Drafted:Drafted by Seattle in 2009 (3rd round).
.200 in last 15AB
.200 in last 15AB
|Assets:||Has a pretty good power/speed combination and plenty of position versatility. Also displays plate patience, so he draws a lot of walks.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on whether he's able to defend consistently at the big-league level (at any position). Must also pick his spots better on the base-paths.|
|Career Potential:||Offensive infielder with some upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|California League (A)||All-Star Team||2010|
Movements & Injuries
|5/11/2014||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|2/20/2014||Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.|
|2/01/2013||Re-signed by the Seattle Mariners to a one-year contract.|
|8/02/2011||Recalled from Tacoma (AAA).|
|7/21/2011||Optioned to Tacoma (AAA).|
|7/06/2011||Contract purchased from Tacoma (AAA).|
|6/09/2009||Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round (82nd overall) in 2009.|
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager reached 20 homers for the third straight season Wednesday against the Rangers. | 08/27/2014 9:17 PM
NewsMariners third baseman Kyle Seager reached 20 homers for the third straight season Wednesday against the Rangers.
ImpactSeager is hitting just .247 with five extra-base hits in August, but he's also hit four homers, driven in 14 runs and scored 16 in that span.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) against Rangers starter Colby Lewis. | 08/27/2014 12:37 PM
NewsMariners third baseman Kyle Seager is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) against Rangers starter Colby Lewis.
ImpactSeager is hitting .357 with four runs and two RBI in his last four games. He also has a steal. This year, Seager is hitting .275 with 19 home runs and 80 RBI, which is second among third baseman in the league.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday at Philadelphia. | 08/19/2014 10:36 PM
NewsMariners third baseman Kyle Seager went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday at Philadelphia.
ImpactSeager also struck out three times. He's gone 15-for-61 (.246) with three homers in August.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 1-for-10 against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman | 08/03/2014 9:43 AM
NewsMariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 1-for-10 against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman
ImpactSeager has had a tough couple of weeks (.255 batting average, .640 OPS) and this unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 1-for-14 (.071) against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. | 08/01/2014 9:50 AM
NewsMariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 1-for-14 (.071) against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
ImpactSeager has had a very good and consistent season, posting an OPS of at least .791 in all four months to date, but he has beem much better at home and this matchup in Baltimore should be avoided.
Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 6-for-14 (.429) with three doubles against Cleveland's Zach McAllister. | 07/31/2014 12:43 PM
NewsMariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 6-for-14 (.429) with three doubles against Cleveland's Zach McAllister.
ImpactSeager has had a very good season, hitting .281 with 45 extra-base hits (16 HR), 67 RBI and an .834 OPS. He's hit .305 with a .900 OPS the past 85 games after struggling the first three weeks of the season.
Seager drives in three in big win over Astros | 07/02/2014 12:15 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Mariners' lopsided 13-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
ImpactSeager started the month of July the way he ended June -- on fire. The third baseman drove in a run with a groundout in the first inning before swatting an RBI double in the sixth and launching a solo homer in the ninth. He's now got 13 home runs, 58 RBI and a .279/.350/.498 line at the season's midpoint in what's shaping up to be another banner year for the 26-year-old.
Seager goes 3-for-4 with HR to stay hot | 06/26/2014 12:59 AM
NewsKyle Seager continued to rake on Wednesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the Mariners' 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.
ImpactHe went 8-for-13 (.615) with four extra-base hits and seven RBI during the three-game set against the Red Sox, of which the Mariners took two. Seager's slash line is up to .267/.340/.484 to go with 12 homers. He's eighth in the American League with 54 RBI.
Seager continues to produce, has 2B, HR | 06/25/2014 1:48 AM
NewsKyle Seager remained hot Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run, and four RBI in the Mariners' 8-2 win over the Red Sox.
ImpactHe's gone 5-for-9 with three extra-base hits and six RBI over the past 48 hours against the Red Sox, both wins. Seager is slashing a healthy .260/.334/.469 and is on pace for 23 homers and 110 RBI. Seattle, having won five straight and eight of 10, is now only 5 1/2 games behind Oakland for first place in the AL West.
Seager goes 3-for-5 with 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBI | 06/24/2014 1:37 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI in the Mariners' 12-3 win over the Red Sox on Monday.
ImpactSeager came into the game on a 2-for-19 skid, a stretch in which he posted zero RBI. You don't often hear him discussed, but Seager will end the season as one of fantasy's top 10 third basemen. Batting .256, Seager is on pace for 21 homers, eight steals, 103 RBI and 65 runs, good for No. 9 amongst 3Bs on ESPN's Player Rater.
Seager continues to produce, has HR, 2 walks | 06/17/2014 1:23 AM
NewsKyle Seager stayed hot on Monday, hitting a three-run homer and walking twice in the Mariners' 5-1 victory versus the Padres.
ImpactSeager's three-run homer in the first gave Seattle a lead it never once sweated the possibility of losing. Tyson Ross shouldn't feel bad: Nobody has been able to get Seager out over the past few days. He is now 7-for-10 with a pair of walks, two doubles and six RBI in his past three games, a kick that has spiked his batting average from .243 to .261. After collecting 69 RBI over 160 contests in 2013, Seager has 45 in 67 games this year. He's on pace for 104.
Seager's four hits, three RBI down Rangers | 06/15/2014 8:58 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 4-for-4 with three RBI in the Mariners' 5-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
ImpactA pair of doubles did the damage for Seager, as he had a two-run double in the fifth before driving in another with a double in the eighth. He's 16-for-57 (.280) with nine RBI in June as he continues to rebound from his terrible start to the season. The third baseman is batting .259/.336/.457 on the year as a whole.
Seager drives in two with double against Rays | 06/08/2014 5:17 PM
NewsKyle Seager had a two-run double in the Mariners' win over the Rays on Sunday.
ImpactThe game was a scoreless tie heading into the ninth inning, when the Mariners put up a five spot. Seager put the exclamation point on the big inning, lacing a two-run double off Rays closer Grant Balfour. He's now got 39 RBI to go with a .253/.333/.465 line.
Kyle Seager has huge game in Mariners' win | 06/02/2014 10:23 PM
NewsKyle Seager homered, tripled twice and doubled to lead the Mariners to a 10-2 win over the Yankees on Monday.
ImpactMight this finally be enough to cause Lloyd McClendon to bat him higher than fifth in the lineup? Probably not. Seager is the Mariners leader in OPS and homers, yet he's still stuck behind Justin Smoak in the order. His RBI numbers are strong anyway, but his runs total is lacking. Anyway, Seager's 12 total bases tonight matches the second highest total of the year so far. Only Chris Davis, who had three homers and a single on May 20, has collected more.
Kyle Seager homers, doubles in loss | 05/31/2014 1:38 AM
NewsKyle Seager did most of the damage for the Mariners on Friday, connecting on a two-run homer and a double off Justin Verlander.
ImpactSeager is back looking like the Mariners' second best hitter, but manager Lloyd McClendon still won't put him into the top half of the lineup, even on a night when Robinson Cano is sidelined. It's holding back his fantasy value, costing him at-bats and runs scored.
Seager's three hits propel M's past Rangers | 05/21/2014 12:30 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Mariners beat the Rangers 6-2 on Tuesday.
ImpactSeager came through with a two-run single in the third inning, the biggest hit of the night for the M's. He later doubled off Ranger reliever Aaron Poreda, his 10th double of the year and his first extra-base hit since May 11. Seager appeared to be finding his rhythm at the plate before falling back into another cold streak recently, but maybe Tuesday's three-hit effort can help turn the tide back in the positive direction.
Kyle Seager returns to lineup Sunday | 05/11/2014 1:12 PM
NewsKyle Seager is back in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.
Ryan Divish on Twitter
ImpactSeager missed a couple games with the flu. He started out slowly but is batting .340/.417/.717 over his last 14 games, so fantasy owners should get him back in their lineup.
Seager (flu) not in Mariners' lineup Saturday | 05/10/2014 5:08 PM
NewsKyle Seager (flu) is out again Saturday.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactSeager was a late scratch from the Mariners' lineup on Friday after coming down flu-like symptoms. The third baseman will aim to return to action Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Seager scratched from lineup with flu | 05/09/2014 8:32 PM
NewsKyle Seager was scratched from the Mariners starting lineup on Friday due to flu-like symptoms.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactWillie Bloomquist will take his spot at the hot corner against the Royals on Friday. Look for Seager to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Seager's 2nd homer of game gives M's victory | 04/27/2014 9:18 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 2-for-4 with two home runs, including a game-winning three run shot, to lead the Mariners to a 6-5 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
ImpactSeager hit a solo shot in the seventh to pull the Mariners within two runs, and the next inning he pulled an Alexi Ogando pitch into the right field seats for a three-run blast. It was the second time in four days Seager had a two-homer game, and the third baseman has all five of his homers in the last four games. After an absolutely woeful start to the year, Seager is one of the hottest hitters going right now.
Seager hits walkoff three-run HR to beat HOU | 04/23/2014 6:49 PM
NewsKyle Seager slugged a walkoff three-run homer Wednesday in the Mariners' 5-3 win over the Astros.
ImpactSeager also hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning, finishing the afternoon with five total RBI. The talented third baseman got off to a slow start this season but is capable of turning things around in a hurry. He finished 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 2013.
Kyle Seager not in Sunday's lineup | 04/20/2014 9:43 AM
NewsKyle Seager is not in the Mariners' lineup Sunday.
Bob Dutton on Twitter
ImpactSeager has struggled mightily in the early going, hitting just .161/.288/.232 with no homers. He's getting a breather while Willie Bloomquist fills in at third base. The M's are also resting Mike Zunino, as John Buck is handling the catching duties.
Seager hitless in four at-bats in loss to TEX | 04/15/2014 10:59 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 0-for-4 as the Mariners were shut out by the Rangers on Tuesday.
ImpactSeager's average falls to .146. The third baseman put himself on the map last season with 32 doubles and 22 home runs, but has been ice cold to start the season.
Seager hits first spring homer vs. Brewers | 03/19/2014 6:57 PM
NewsKyle Seager homered for the first time this spring, finishing 2-for-4 against the Brewers on Wednesday.
ImpactSeager has hit 20-plus homers in each of the last two seasons and should be counted on for as many this season, along with close to ten stolen bases. As a result, he'll quietly be a valuable fantasy asset.
Seager (finger) back in M's lineup Tuesday | 03/04/2014 9:26 AM
NewsKyle Seager (finger) is back in the Mariners' Cactus League lineup on Tuesday afternoon.
Bob Dutton on Twitter
ImpactSeager was sidelined for a couple of days because of a jammed finger. It was never a major concern.
Seager (thumb) expected to return on Tuesday | 03/03/2014 10:12 AM
NewsKyle Seager (thumb) is expected to return to the Mariners' Cactus League lineup on Tuesday.
Bob Dutton on Twitter
ImpactSeager has been sidelined since last Thursday with a jammed finger. The 26-year-old third baseman should be 100 percent by Opening Day and will be looking to build off the career-best .764 OPS that he posted in 2013.
Kyle Seager (thumb) not in lineup Monday | 03/03/2014 9:38 AM
NewsKyle Seager (thumb) is not in the Mariners' Cactus League lineup on Monday against the Reds.
Greg Johns on Twitter
ImpactSeager jammed a finger last Thursday while sliding into third base. It's not believed to be serious, and he still has ample time to get caught up by Opening Day. Seager will start at third base this season for Seattle and should carry significant fantasy value.
Kyle Seager dealing with jammed finger | 03/02/2014 8:24 PM
NewsKyle Seager suffered a jammed finger sliding into third base during Thursday's Cactus League game.
Bob Dutton on Twitter
ImpactThe injury is believed to be minor and Seager is expected to return to the Mariners lineup soon. The 26-year-old third baseman's fantasy value for 2014 will be driven based on where he winds up hitting in new manager Lloyd McClendon's lineup.
Kyle Seager not in Mariners lineup on Friday | 09/20/2013 6:32 PM
NewsKyle Seager is not in the Mariners starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.
Aaron Goldsmith on Twitter
ImpactIt's the first day of rest since May 24 for Seager, who had started a franchise record 106 consecutive games at third base. Carlos Truinfel will draw his first career start at the hot corner and hit ninth against Matt Shoemaker.
Seager lifts 22nd home run in loss to Royals | 09/03/2013 11:49 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 2-for-4 with his 22nd home run of the season against the Royals on Tuesday.
ImpactSeager hit a miserable .194/.303/.340 in August but has started off September in a big way, as he's 6-for-12 with Tuesday's home run. The third baseman has followed up his surprising 2012 season with a legitimate breakout campaign, hitting .282/.352/.470 with those 22 home runs. Still just 25, this may not be his peak, either.
Seager hits 19th home run in loss to Texas | 08/17/2013 11:36 PM
NewsKyle Seager slugged his 19th home run of the season Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Rangers.
ImpactSeager hit an RBI single in the top of the first inning and a solo shot in the third, finishing the evening with two RBI. He has emerged out of his short slump.
Seager launches go-ahead homer in win | 08/16/2013 11:41 PM
NewsKyle Seager snapped an 0-for-21 hitless streak with a go-ahead two-run homer in Friday's win over the Rangers.
ImpactThe Mariners were held scoreless through seven innings by Derek Holland, but Seager's blast off Neal Cotts in the eighth inning proved to be the difference in the ballgame. The 25-year-old has 18 homers through 119 games this season, so he's still in fine position to surpass his total of 20 from last year.
Seager goes 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, run | 07/24/2013 1:06 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored in a Tuesday win against the Indians.
ImpactSeager entered the game having gone just 1-for-12 (.083) in Seattle's first four second-half games. Outside of his post-break haze, Seager, batting .292/.357/.487, has been a line drive machine.
Kyle Seager goes deep in loss Thursday | 07/11/2013 8:19 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.
ImpactSeager got the Mariners on the board in the second inning with a solo blast and added an RBI base knock in his next at-bat. The M's plated seven runs on the day, but the Red Sox wound up outlasting them in extra innings.
Seager's homer in 10th lifts M's over Rangers | 07/04/2013 12:13 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the Mariners' 4-2, 10-inning win over the Rangers on Wednesday.
ImpactSeager's two-run homer off southpaw Robbie Ross in the 10th inning gave the Mariners a lead they wouldn't relinquish, as he also singled twice on the night. The homer was his 12th, giving him 38 RBI this season. The third baseman owns a .276/.335/.463 line in 82 games.
Seager smacks two doubles and a homer in loss | 06/21/2013 2:27 AM
NewsKyle Seager went off in Thursday's 10-9 loss to the Angels, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, three RBI and three runs scored.
ImpactSeager, who saw a 10-game hitting streak snapped on June 10, is currently riding a five-game hit streak. On the season, the young hot corner man sports an impressive .287/.349/.468 line with nine home runs and 33 RBI.
Kyle Seager plates lone run in loss to Yanks | 06/07/2013 1:30 AM
NewsKyle Seager plated the Mariners' lone run with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.
ImpactSeager is now riding a 10-game hitting streak in which he's hit .366 (15-for-41) with a pair of homers and six RBI. On the season, he sports an impressive .287/.352/.483 line with eight bombs and 29 RBI.
Seager hits grand slam in extras but M's lose | 06/05/2013 9:38 PM
NewsKyle Seager hit a 14th-inning grand slam but the Mariners still lost to the White Sox on Wednesday.
ImpactSeager's four-run shot to deep right-center field only tied the game at 5-5 and the M's ultimately fell in the 16th. Seager has a cool .283 average and .827 OPS in 58 games this season, and he's on pace for 22 homers, 49 doubles and 76 RBI. The 25-year-old is a budding star.
Seager homers, has 3 RBI as M's pound Yanks | 05/15/2013 10:17 PM
NewsKyle Seager homered and had three RBI as the Mariners beat the Yankees on Wednesday.
ImpactThe homer was Seager's fifth this season, and he now has 21 RBI on the year. Batting in the middle of the Mariners order, Seager's RBI opportunities should continue to come. After a breakout season in 2012, he's following it up with another strong campaign.
Kyle Seager reaches four times for Mariners | 05/11/2013 1:02 AM
NewsKyle Seager finished 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal and three runs scored against the A's on Friday.
ImpactSeager was 0-for-3 stealing bases this season before his successful swipe tonight. He now has 16 runs scored to go along with his 16 RBI in 35 games this season. Even though he's off to a fine start offensively, he's on pace to finish in the 75-80 range in both categories, which says a lot about how his teammates have performed.
Seager has three hits, homer in win over Jays | 05/03/2013 9:44 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.
ImpactAfter having a 16-game hitting streak end earlier this week, Seager has hit safely in each of his last four games. The 25-year-old has been an excellent find for fantasy owners in the early going, as he's hitting .304 with four homers, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored in 30 games.
Seager extends hit streak to 14 games in win | 04/26/2013 1:03 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Angels.
ImpactSeager had an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning and a two-run homer for some extra insurance in the eighth. The 25-year-old now has a 14-game hitting streak going and has pulled his batting average up from .147 to .306 along the way. Thanks to 10 walks, 10 doubles and four homers, he has a .379 on-base percentage, a .529 slugging percentage and a .908 OPS. With his dual eligibility between second and third base, he should be owned in most fantasy formats.
Kyle Seager extends hit streak to nine games | 04/20/2013 10:58 PM
NewsKyle Seager went 2-for-3 in the Mariners' loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
ImpactThe two hits extended Seager's hitting streak to nine games, and he's batting .333 with six doubled in that time. His .239 average overall is a testament to his miserable start to the season, but he showed last year that he's capable of being a useful fantasy player. Get on him while his stock is still low.
Kyle Seager reaches five times for Mariners | 04/03/2013 1:38 AM
NewsKyle Seager went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks Tuesday against the A's.
ImpactThe Mariners are looking at hitting Seager fifth or sixth most of the time, but we like him in the two hole, which is where he started tonight with Franklin Gutierrez sitting and Michael Saunders moving up to lead off. While last year's .316 OBP was nothing for Seager to write home about, we're guessing he puts up the best OBP of the Mariners' possible table-setters this year.
Kyle Seager goes deep | 03/04/2013 9:02 PM
NewsKyle Seager belted a three-run homer and scored three runs in Monday's win over the Rockies.
ImpactSeager's blast came in the fifth inning off of Parker Frazier. The Mariners' third baseman is now batting .286 this spring, though Monday's homer was his first extra-base hit and RBIs.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2014 Game Highs
|At Bats||7||at Ana||Jul 18||6|
|Runs||3||2 times-last: vs. Bos||last: Jun 23||3|
|Hits||4||2 times-last: vs. Tex||last: Jun 15||4|
|Doubles||2||3 times-last: vs. Bal||last: Jul 25||2|
|Triples||2||at NYA||Jun 2||1|
|Home Runs||2||2 times-last: vs. Tex||last: Apr 27||1|
|Total Bases||12||at NYA||Jun 2||9|
|Extra-Base Hits||4||at NYA||Jun 2||3|
|Runs Batted In||5||vs. Hou||Apr 23||4|
|Base on Balls||3||vs. Ana||Apr 8||3|
|Times on Base||4||5 times-last: at Hou||last: Jul 1||5|
|Stolen Bases||1||6 times-last: vs. Tex||last: Aug 26||1|
|Caught Stealing||1||5 times-last: vs. Tor||last: Aug 12||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||615||2013 (Sea)|
|Home Runs||22||2013 (Sea)|
|Total Bases||262||2013 (Sea)|
|Extra-Base Hits||56||2 times-last: 2013 (Sea)|
|Runs Batted In||86||2012 (Sea)|
|Base on Balls||68||2013 (Sea)|
|Times on Base||235||2013 (Sea)|
|Stolen Bases||13||2012 (Sea)|
|Caught Stealing||5||2012 (Sea)|
|Batting Average||.260||2013 (Sea)|
|On Base Percentage||.338||2013 (Sea)|
|Slugging Percentage||.426||2013 (Sea)|