|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||555.00||23.00||.247||67.00||78.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||11||3||0|| .333|| .273|| .273|
|vs Blanton (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||105||22||2|| .301|| .314|| .210|
|06/18/2013||Doug Fister, SP DET|
Tanner Scheppers, RP TEX
Michael Saunders, CF SEA
|Mark Reynolds, 3B CLE|
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Nelson Cruz, RF TEX
|06/18/2013||Ryan Howard, 1B PHI||Michael Saunders, CF SEA|
|06/17/2013||Michael Saunders, CF SEA|
Colby Lewis, SP TEX
Carter Capps, RP SEA
|Anibal Sanchez, SP DET|
Adam Dunn, 1B CHW
|Last 10 Games|
|Offense evaporates for Michael Saunders|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/17/13) Offense has been scarce for Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders in June. Despite going 1 for 3 Sunday against the Athletics, Saunders is mired in a 2-for-22 slump in his last nine games and is batting .195 (8 for 41) in 14 June games.
In fact, Saunders' offensive struggles have lasted several weeks. He's batting .133 (12 for 90) in 28 games since May 16, dropping his average from .278 to .201. He hasn't homered since belting two home runs May 4, which is a span of 36 games. Saunders has managed just four doubles and three RBI in that 36-game span.
|Michael Saunders continues good start to June|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(6/5/13) Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders went 2 for 3 with a run scored in a win Tuesday over the White Sox.
The solid night continued a good start to June for Saunders. He hit just .187/.282/.297 in May, but he's 5 for 13 (.385) with a double and a couple of walks in the first four games of the new month.
|Michael Saunders 'a bit worn down'|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has been given Saturday off to regroup, MLB.com reports.
Saunders is in a 2-for-19 slump and manager Eric Wedge just wants him to forget about it.
"I just think he's a bit worn down," Wedge said of Saunders.
|Michael Saunders doubles twice|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Mariners center fielder Michael Saunders doubled twice and drew one walk in five plate appearances Wednesday as part of a 12-2 blowout win over the Yankees. The two two-baggers doubled Saunders' double total this season.
Saunders has hit .278/.359/.506 with four home runs and six stolen bases in 93 plate appearances this season.
|Michael Saunders finds way on base against Pirates|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders walked three times and scored a run in Wednesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Wednesday's performance just shows how multidimensional the outfielder's game has been this year. He's hitting .272/.362/.552 in 58 at-bats for Seattle, and he's both hitting for great power (.276 ISO) and showing excellent discipline (12.9 percent walk rate). As a result, he has been easily the club's best hitter, as he's the only regular with an OPS over .900.
|Michael Saunders was one of the bigger disappointments in 2011 after he hit 10 home runs with 33 RBI in just 289 at-bats the year before. He was able to get back on track in 2012, however, as he became a fixture in the lineup for the Mariners. He set career highs in almost every major category as he hit 19 homers with 57 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 507 at-bats. While his .247 average was not that impressive, it was more than 20 points above his career mark and his .432 slugging percentage helped make up for it a bit. The 26-year-old could just be scratching the surface of his power potential and with the fences being moved in at Safeco Field, it would seem another solid campaign is in the offing. Target Saunders in AL-only formats and some deeper mixed leagues on Draft Day, but he could also be a sleeper in some mixed Fantasy leagues. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|6/20/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Tommy Hanson|
|6/21/13||OAK||10:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|6/22/13||OAK||10:10 pm||Dan Straily|
|6/23/13||OAK||4:10 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|6/25/13||PIT||10:10 pm||Jeff Locke|
|6/26/13||PIT||3:40 pm||Brandon Cumpton|