by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager seems to have taken well to his new spot in the order. He went 2 for 4 with his first home run in nine games Wednesday against the Yankees.
Seager is reaping the benefits of hitting in a run-producing part of the lineup, with five RBI in three games out of the third spot since being moved there. He is batting .286 with 18 extra-base hits in 39 games, and hitting third consistently is only going to improve his RBI total, which sits at 21.
Fantasy owners should only expect more big things from Seager with this move. He is worth getting active in all formats.
Mariners try hitting Kyle Seager third
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Mariners manager Eric Wedge made a change to his lineup Sunday against the Athletics, moving Kyle Seager into the third spot in the batting order. Wedge made the move in order to alleviate some of the pressure felt by Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse, who moved down to fourth and fifth in the lineup, respectively.
"Kyle is a very mature young hitter," Wedge said, per MLB.com. "We’ve seen that. The reality is he’s probably more than [just a two-hole hitter]. And I trust him. There’s not too much we can give him that he can’t handle and he’s already proven that."
Seager entered play Sunday batting .267 (8 for 30) with one double, one home run and three RBI in eight May games. He has a .287/.355/.471/.826 slash line through 36 games.
"I look at him as either a two or three-hole hitter," Wedge said of Seager. "It just takes some time to figure out what everyone ultimately is going to be."
Kyle Seager is killing the road
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) As was the case in 2012, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has performed much better on the road this season. One year after hitting .293/.324/.511 with 15 of his 20 home runs in 330 plate appearances on the road, Seager has hit .299/.377/.522 with three of his four home runs in 77 road plate appearances in 2013.
Those numbers heavily contrast with his home lines of .223/.307/.325 in 321 plate appearances in 2012 and .266/.288/.422 in 66 home plate appearances this season. The Mariners, who have played their last five games on the road, head home for a three-game series against the Athletics that starts Friday, before playing nine straight games away from Safeco Field.
Don't keep Kyle Seager on your bench
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) It's time for Fantasy owners to respond a little more positively to Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager's hot streak. It's lasted more than a few days and he's still started in less than 80 percent of Fantasy leagues.
Seager's slash line in his last 22 games is .349/.398/.593/.991. While some of those numbers are on the high side, they aren't outrageous. I would be more concerned if he was batting over .400 and his slugging percentage was .650 or higher. Seager's early season plate-discipline numbers, per FanGraphs.com, indicate he's being a little more patient and not chasing pitches. He's also making a little more contact when he offers at pitches inside the strike zone.
I, like my colleague Al Melchoir, was touting Seager as a breakout candidate since the preseason and my stance hasn't changed. Seager had great offensive numbers in the minors and his potential finally seems to be shining through at the major-league level.
Three more hits for Kyle Seager
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager continued his hot hitting Friday night against the Blue Jays. Seager collected three hits in the 4-0 win, including belting his fourth home run of the year.
He ripped the two-run shot off starter Ricky Romero in the fourth inning, giving Seattle an early 2-0 lead.
Seager also singled twice and finished 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run scored. He has hit safely in 20 of his last 21 games and is batting .370 with seven doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI over that span.
Kyle Seager hits safely in 19 of 20 games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has hit safely in 19 of his last 20 games after going 1 for 5 Wednesday against the Orioles. Seager is batting .351 (27 for 77) with one triple, three home runs, seven doubles, 10 runs and 12 RBI in his last 20 games.
Thanks to his 20-game surge, Seager's batting average has soared from .147 to .288.
Kyle Seager stays hot with three hits, homer
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager continued his torrid offensive performance Thursday against the Angels with a 3-for-4 game that included his third home run of the season.
After going 5 for 34 in his first nine games, Seager is in the midst of a 14-game hitting streak that has boosted his batting average to .306. He'll try and advance the streak as the Mariners continue to face the Angels this weekend.
Kyle Seager has 11-game hitting streak
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager hit his second home run in as many games Monday in Houston.
Seager went deep in the third inning for a two-run shot off starter Brad Peacock. He finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and is batting .276.
The 25-year-old has multiple hits in three straight and is on an 11-game hitting streak. He is 7 for 12 in his last three games with a double and two homers and is batting .276.
Kyle Seager homers, extends hitting streak
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager continued his recent hot-hitting ways in Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. He went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI. The 25-year-old also walked once in an 11-3 loss.
Seager doubled home Endy Chavez in his first at-bat before leading off the third inning with a single. Then in the ninth, he launched a solo shot off Michael Kirkman for his first long ball of 2013.
Seager has collected at least one hit in 10 straight games and is hitting .378 (14 for 37) with six RBI over that span.
Kyle Seager just getting started
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Even though Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager got off to a slow start this season, he's managed at least 10 Fantasy points in every week. That's pretty impressive seeing how he's managed no home runs and five RBI through 18 games.
My point here is that I think Fantasy owners are sleeping on Seager, who is owned in 81 percent and started in 56 percent of leagues. In case you haven't noticed, Seager carried a nine-game hitting streak into Sunday's game at Texas. While he doesn't have a home run, he's still slugging .515 during his hitting streak thanks to six doubles.
Like my colleague Al Melchoir, I came into 2013 with Seager among my favorite sleepers at third base and I haven't changed my opinion. His numbers are on the rise and now might be the time to buy low on Seager.
Kyle Seager extends hitting streak
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager came through with a timely hit in a pinch-hit appearance against the Tigers Thursday afternoon.
Seager broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with an RBI double off Justin Verlander. He finished 1 for 1 with a run scored and an RBI in a 2-0 victory.
Seager has picked up a hit in each of his last seven games and is hitting .307 with five doubles and four RBI over that span.
Kyle Seager putting some hits together
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager extended his modest hitting streak to four games on Sunday against the Rangers. He went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in the 4-3 win.
The 25-year-old doubled home Justin Smoak in his first at-bat before hitting another two-bagger in the sixth inning.
After beginning the year 5 for 34 (.147), Seager has gone 5 for 15 with three RBI in the last four contests.
Kyle Seager 0 for 15 in last four games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager posted his fourth straight hitless game Wednesday night against the Astros, making him 0 for 15 during that span. The struggling Seager's line dropped to .147/.237/.235 with the 0-for-4 performance.
Enthusiasm over Kyle Seager is justified
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/3/2013) Several players are moving up our Most Added and Most Activated Players lists based on their performance in just one or two games, and one of those players is the Mariners' Kyle Seager.
I like to wait a few weeks -- rather than days -- before making roster moves based on performance, but this is one I can endorse.
Seager has been added to nine percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com for next week's scoring period, and while I don't think his first two games merit that kind of enthusiam, his longer track record does. Seager developed home run power last season, but his batting average was still mired in the .250s. As his strikeout and line drive rates show, Seager is too good at making solid contact to remain in that territory.
With Seager likely due for improvements in his batting average and run production, his activation rate should be even higher than it is currently (71 percent). If you have him benched, give your options a look, as he could be an upgrade over your current third baseman or corner infielder.
Kyle Seager does better in two-hole
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager reached base five times on Tuesday night against the A's. Batting second against right-hander Jarrod Parker, he went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Seager also walked twice in the 7-1 win.
The 25-year-old singled his first time out before hitting a double in the fifth inning. Then in the eighth, he doubled home Michael Saunders.
Seager has gone 4 for 7 (.571) through two games.
Kyle Seager creates a breeze
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager finished 1 for 4 with a game-high three strikeouts during Seattle's 2-0 season-opening victory over Oakland Monday night. Seager, who was inserted into the No. 6 spot in the lineup ahead of Jesus Montero, whiffed a total of eight times during the first month of the 2012 season.
Kyle Seager is a road warrior
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager had a relatively quiet spring, batting .246 with one homer and eight RBI in 19 spring games. But if he follows the trends he set in 2012, then there's a good chance he will have a productive Week 1 (March 31-April 7).
The Mariners are set for a seven-game road trip to face the A's and White Sox. Seager's numbers were way better on the road (.293/.324/.511/.835) than at home (.223/.307/.325/.632) last season. He also hit .314 with one homer and eight RBI in eight games at Oakland and had three homers and eight RBI at Chicago.
I like Seager, who is being started in 66 percent of Fantasy leagues, as a Week 1 sleeper.
Seager taking quiet route
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) Only nine players in the American League finished with at least 20 homers and 35 doubles last season. Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager may have been the most unheralded among the bunch to accomplish the feat. When other players were wearing down after the long season, the 25-year-old actually turned in his most productive month during September and notched a .296 batting average along with seven doubles and four homers. The strong finish lifted his overall average to .259 as he appeared in all but seven games during his first full season in the majors.