The Mariners are in the thick of the playoff race for the first time since 2001. Seattle trails the A’s by a game and a half for the first Wild Card spot and trail the Tigers by half a game for the second Wild Card spot. The M’s take on the Oakland in Seattle this weekend.

This is the biggest series for the Mariners to date. If Seattle can sweep the series, they will take a game and half lead over the A’s in the Wild Card standings. If Seattle gets swept, they will lose three games on the A’s. The Mariners can pull within a half game of the A’s by taking two out of three games in the series and the A’s can increase their lead over the M’s to 2.5 games.

Seattle holds several advantages over Oakland coming into this pivotal series. The M’s have been on fire over the last 30 games. Over the last 30 games, Seattle has a record of 18-12 and has averaged 4.2 runs per game. Over that same span, Oakland has a record of 9-21 and has averaged 3.2 runs per game. The Mariners took two out of three in Oakland on their last road trip. Seattle owns a 9-7 season advantage over the A’s. These two teams are trending in two entirely different directions. Seattle is trending up toward a playoff berth and Oakland is trending down toward being out of the playoffs.

Perhaps the biggest advantage the Mariners possess is the alignment of their rotation. M’s ace Felix Hernandez is going in the first game and James Paxton is going in the second. Chris Young is scheduled to pitch the third game of the series. Felix Hernandez has owned the A’s this season. Hernandez has a record of 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA over 5 starts against Oakland. James Paxton dominated the A’s on the last road trip. He tossed 7.2 innings of two-run ball. Chris Young is the wildcard of the group. Young struggled his last time out against the A’s. He gave up 5 runs in only two thirds of an inning, but had great success in his first three outings against Oakland. Young went a combined 18 innings and gave up 5 runs in those outings. His run total in his first three starts matches the run total of his last outing against Oakland. If Chris Young can be the Chris Young of the first three starts against Oakland, the M’s have a pretty good shot at winning.

The M’s have the advantage over Oakland. Seattle has been hot over the last 30 games while Oakland has scuffled. The Mariners have scored a run more than the A’s have in the last month. Seattle holds the season advantage over Oakland and has the right arms going this weekend. All these factors can propel the M’s to a series win and continue the push to the playoffs.

Mariners Reacquire Kendrys Morales

The Mariners have reacquired 1B/DH Kendrys Morales from the Twins for reliever Stephen Pryor. Morales played in 156 games for the Mariners in 2013 after being acquired from the Angels for starting pitcher Jason Vargas before the season started. Morales put up stat lines of .277/23/80/.336/.449/.785 for the M’s last season. 

He decided against re-signing with the M’s this off-season and waited until a couple months of the season to sign a new contract. The Mariners would have received a draft pick as compensation for Morales if another team signed him before the draft. The Twins signed Morales to a 1-year prorated deal of 7.5 million shortly after the draft. Morales struggled with the Twins this season. He posted stat lines of .234/1/18/.259/.325/.584 in 162 plate appearances.

The Mariners have been looking for a bat all season long. As of this moment, the Mariners are in position to make the playoffs for the 1st time in 13 years and need more from their offense to stay in this position. Over the last 16 games,the Mariners have only scored 3 runs or more in 6 of those games. Yesterday, the Mariners were perfect gamed for 6 innings against 41-year-old pitcher Bartolo Colon. Almost getting perfect gamed by Colon is a definite sign that the offense needs help. 

Morales has the potential to fix the M’s offensive woes. He has put up great numbers at Safeco Field as an opponent and member of the Mariners. In his career, Morales has posted stat lines .287/19/69/.340/.498/.838 at the Safe. Morales bat has also been heating up in July. He is batting .254 with 6 doubles and 9 RBIs. Only 1 player on the M’s has more RBIs this month than Morales (Kyle Seager).

Kendrys needs to get over the issues that kept him from re-signing with the club and produce over the next 2 months of the season. If he can replicate his 2nd half averages over the last 3 season (14 home runs and 42 RBIs), the M’s will stay in contention in the playoff hunt. Morales also needs to put up impressive numbers over the last 2 months to improve his free agent stock.

The M’s really didn’t have to give up a whole lot to acquire Morales. Stephen Pryor was once a promising arm in the M’s system, but injuries have derailed him over the last 2 seasons. The M’s lucked out on not giving up any of their big league bullpen arms to acquire a much needed bat for the offense.

 

Fernando Rodney came in earlier than usual in today’s Mariners vs. Angels contest. Rodney normally comes into the game in the 9th inning, but came in with only an out in the 8th inning. The M’s bullpen has been overworked in this series. Mariners’ relievers threw a total of 13.2 innings in the first two games of the series. Both Tom Wilhelmsen and Danny Farquhar were unavailable to pitch today, so that took two setup options off the table. Rodney was forced to come in for a 5-out save because of these factors.

Fernando looked good in the 8th inning. He got the final two outs of the 8th on a strikeout and ground out. Rodney even did his customary arrow shot celebration after getting the final out of the 8th. Everything came unglued in the 9th. Mike Trout led off the 9th inning with a single and Pujols followed with a RBI double to tie the game at 5. Josh Hamilton hit a single to advance the game winning run to third. Rodney walked Kendrick intentionally to setup the double play with the infield drawn in. He induced David Freese into a ground ball to third for the 5-2-3 double play. Rodney intentionally walked Efren Navarro to setup a more favorable match-up against a right-handed hitter. This move didn’t work as the next batter drove in the winning run.

Rodney is a great closer, but shouldn’t be coming in for 5-out saves. There were only a couple pitchers that were unavailable for today’s game. As noted earlier Wilhelmsen and Farquhar were the only unusable pitchers. M’s manager Lloyd McClendon still had other options to choice from. Charlie Furbush only threw 22 pitches in the first two games, so he could have come on for a couple of out in the 8th inning. Yoervis Medina only threw 18 pitches in the first two games and was used in 7th inning of today’s contest. 

The freshest arm in the M’s bullpen was Joe Beimel. Beimel appeared in each of the first two games, but only threw a total of 5 pitches in those games. Joe came into today’s contest in the 8th inning, but only faced one batter. Beimel could have stayed to get the final two outs of the inning to let Rodney come on in the 9th. Joe has gone 1 1/3 or more in 6 appearances this season. He has gone an inning in another 15 appearances this season.

Beimel has had trouble getting right-handed hitters out this season. Righties are hitting at a .322 clip and McClendon must have thought Rodney would have a better chance of getting the righty out. The right handed batter coming up was catcher Chris Iannetta. Iannetta was 0-5 with 4 K’s in yesterday’s game and Beimel could have found some way of getting him out. The next batter was a lefty and lefties are batting at a .140 clip against Beimel.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but the M’s should have given Beimel the chance to get the last two outs of the 8th. Beimel could have been the option with all the other setup options out to give the ball to Rodney in the 9th. Rodney could have slammed the door on the Angels in the 9th instead of suffering a heart breaking defeat.

All-Star Snubs

Last night, the AL and NL All-Star were revealed on ESPN. There were plenty of very worthy candidates to make each squad, but some other very worthy players were left off the rosters. This blog post will focus on the players that were snubbed off each respective league’s roster.

American League snubs:

Closer Fernando Rodney- Rodney deserved to be in the American League bullpen. This was the snub that baffled me the most. Rodney leads the American League in both saves (25) and games finished (35). He anchors the Mariners bullpen, which has the lowest ERA in baseball at 2.47. Rodney has a lower ERA than 3 out of the 4 closers picked for the AL squad. 

Starting pitcher Chris Sale- Sale wasn’t picked to be an All-Star based on the fact that he missed some time due to injury earlier in the season. The White Sox starter has still compiled a 7-1 record and a miniscule  ERA of 2.16. Sale is 8th in the AL in strikeouts and 4th in pitching WAR. If he had even innings pitched, he would be 2nd in ERA and 1st in WHIP in the AL. He still has a chance to make the roster as 1 of 5 players to vote on for the AL’s final roster spot.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler- Kinsler is having a fantastic 1st half of the season for the Tigers. He leads all AL second basemen in slugging percentage (.480). Kinsler is 2nd among all AL second basemen in: at-bats (354), runs (60), hits (107), home runs (11), RBI (45) and on-base percentage (.819). 

Second baseman Brian Dozier- Dozier leads the American League in runs with 63. He also leads AL second basemen in home runs with 12. Dozier’s batting average is kind of low to be an All-Star (.234), but he would be another great representative for the hometown Twins.

Shortstop Erick Aybar- The shortstop of the Angels is putting up a 1st half of the season. He leads all AL shortstops in: RBI (45), slugging percentage (.414) and triples (3). Aybar is also top 5 among shortstops in: at-bats (3rd), runs (4th), hits (2nd), doubles (4th), home runs (4th), batting average (4th) and on-base plus slugging percentage (2nd). 

Starting pitcher Rick Porcello- Porcello has been the ace of the Tigers’ staff in the 1st half. He Porcello is 2nd in the American League in wins with 11. Porcello is another candidate to be voted on for the final spot on the AL roster.

Starting pitcher Garrett Richards- The Angels’ starter is 3rd in the AL in wins (10), 8th in strikeouts (119), 8th in pitching WAR (3.0), 5th in WHIP (1.07) and 6th in ERA (2.71). Richards is also tied for 3rd (14) in quality starts among AL starting pitchers. Richards is another pitcher to vote on for the AL’s final roster spot.

National League snubs:

First baseman Justin Morneau- Morneau has revitalized his career at Coors Field. He is also completely healthy for the first time in years. He leads all NL first basemen in RBI with 59. Morneau is top 5 among NL first basemen in: at-bats (5th), hits (2nd), doubles (3rd), home runs (5th), batting average (2nd), slugging percentage (3rd) and on-base percentage (5th). He is one of the five players to vote on for the NL’s last roster spot. 

Third baseman Casey McGehee- McGehee has bee one of the best stories of the first half. Last season, He played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific Coast League. McGehee signed a lowly publicized deal with the Marlins during the off-season. Casey leads all NL third basemen in: hits (108), RBI (53), batting average (.320) and on-base percentage (.389). McGehee is another player to vote on for the final NL roster spot.

Outfielder Corey Dickerson- Dickerson has one less home run than All-Star starter Yasiel Puig in 128 less at-bats. If Dickerson had enough at-bats, he would be 2nd in the league in batting average, 4th in on-base percentage, 1st in slugging percentage and 2nd in on-base plus slugging percentage. The Rockies should have brought up this talented outfielder earlier in the season, so he’d have a better chance of making the team.

First baseman Matt Adams- Adams leads all NL first baseman in batting average (.328). That is the 3rd best batting average in the National League. The Cardinals’ first baseman is 5th in the NL in slugging percentage (.522).

Third baseman/second baseman Anthony Rendon- The Nationals’ infielder is tied for 5th in the league in runs with 60. Rendon is 2nd among third base qualifiers in RBI (50), slugging percentage (.483) and on-base percentage (.823). He is one of the five players to vote on for the last NL roster spot.

Outfielder Justin Upton- Upton leads all NL left fielders in: home runs (17), RBI (50), batting average (.273) and slugging percentage (.503). Upton has more home runs than all of the Nation League’s starting outfield. The Braves’ outfielder is one of five players to be voted on for the final NL roster spot.

 

 

 

 

 

Inside the M’s Sweep of the Astros

  • The Mariners outscored the Astros 28-8 
  • Fernando Rodney recorded his 24th save of the season in today’s series finale. Rodney ties J.J. Putz for the 2nd most saves in franchise history before the All-Star break. Kazuhiro Sasaki had the most saves at the All-Star break of 29 in 2001.
  • Chris Young recorded his 8th win in today’s series finale. This is the 1st time he has won 8 or more games in a season since 2007.
  • The club tied a franchise record record for most doubles in an inning with 5 in yesterday’s contest. This ties the record set against the Orioles in 1991
  • James Jones became the 2nd player in franchise history to have at least 4 hits and 3 steals in a game. Ichiro Suzuki was the 1st player to accomplish this feat in 2004. Jones also had 6 hits in 6 at-bats at one point in the series.
  • The club has won 6 consecutive games on the road and 10 of the last 12 overall. 
  • The club hit a season-high 4 home runs in the 1st game of the season and scored 10 plus runs in back-to-back games for the first time this season in the 1st 2 games of the series.
  • Robinson Cano scored 2 runs in 2 out of 3 games and batted in 3 runs in 2 out of 3 games in the series.
  • Dustin Ackley went 3-4 in games 2 and 3 of the series.
  • 4 players scored 2 or more times in a game (Robinson Cano twice, James Jones twice, Endy Chavez and Kyle Seager)
  • 6 players batted in 2 or more runs in a game (Robinson Cano twice, James Jones, Logan Morrison, Michael Saunders, Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino)
  • 7 players had 2 or more hits in a game (Dustin Ackley twice, Robinson Cano twice, James Jones twice, Kyle Seager twice, John Buck, Logan Morrison and Michael Saunders)
  • 10 runs batted in with 2-outs 
  • 12 for 38 with runners in scoring position
  • Logan Morrison had a RBI and a run scored in every game of the series

Pirates and Angels Swap Struggling Relievers

As July approaches, several Major League teams will make trades before the July 31st trade deadline to improve their rosters for a potential playoff run. The Pirates and Angels are the first teams to make a deal to improve their respective rosters. These two clubs have agreed to swap right-handed relievers. The Pirates have traded Jason Grilli to the Angels in exchange for Ernesto Frieri.

Jason Grilli appeared in 22 games with a 4.87 ERA and 11 saves for the Pirates this season. His troubles stem from higher rates in hits per 9 innings (9.7), home runs per 9 innings (1.8) and walks per 9 innings (4.7) than last season. Jason’s strikeouts per 9 innings has dipped from  13.3 last season to 9.3 this season.  Grilli represented the Pirates in last year’s All-Star game and posted a 2.70 ERA with 33 saves. He turned his career around from a journey man reliever to a dependable closer with the Pirates. In four years with the Pirates, Grilli posted a 3.01 ERA with 47 saves. Grilli recently lost his closer’s role to Mark Melancon.

Ernesto Frieri appeared in 34 games with a 6.39 ERA and 11 saves for the Angels this season. Ernesto has struggled getting people out this season. His hits per 9 innings is at 9.6 (7.2 last season), home runs per 9 innings is at 2.3 (1.4 last season) and strikeouts per 9 innings is at 11.0 (12.8 last season). All of these numbers are down from last season. Frieri had some success in the closer’s role in the past. In the last two seasons, Frieri amassed 60 saves in 123 appearances for the Halos.  Frieri also lost his closer’s role this season.

This trade is a change of scenery for both closers. Each pitcher has the potential to become the closer on their new team. The Angels have struggled all season to find an arm for the 9th inning. In 62 save situations this season, Angels’ relievers have posted a 1-3 record with a 4.73 ERA and 18 saves. Grilli has the potential to fix this problem, if he can return to All-Star representative form. Frieri could easily step into the closer’s role in Pittsburgh. He just needs to find the form he had over the past two seasons. Mark Melancon is in the closer’s role now, but could be easily unseated by Frieri.

 

2014 Free Agent Class Offensive Leaderboard

At-Bats

1. Hunter Pence 311

2. Casey McGehee 296

3. Marlon Byrd 293

4. James Loney 291

5. Robinson Cano 290

5. Nelson Cruz 290

7. Jacoby Ellsbury 287

8. Justin Morneau 275

9. Jhonny Peralta 271

10. Derek Jeter 269

Runs

1. Hunter Pence 57

2. Nelson Cruz 47

3. Jose Abreu 41

3. Coco Crisp 41

5. Robinson Cano 39

5. Shin-Soo Choo 39

5. Jacoby Ellsbury 39

8. Marlon Byrd 38

9. Garrett Jones 36

9. Curtis Granderson and Ben Zobrist 36

Hits

1. Robinson Cano 94

2. Casey McGehee 92

2. Hunter Pence 92

4. Nelson Cruz 85

5. James Loney 84

5. Justin Morneau 84

7. Jacoby Ellsbury 82

8. Marlon Byrd 78

9. Michael Morse 74

10. Derek Jeter 72

Doubles

1. Jhonny Peralta 21

2. Marlon Byrd 19

2. Casey McGehee 19

2. Michael Morse 19

5. James Loney 18

5. Justin Morneau 18

7. Robinson Cano 17

8. Jose Abreu 16

8. Jacoby Ellsbury 16

8. Garrett Jones 16

8. Hunter Pence 16

Triples

1. Emilio Bonifacio 3

1. Omar Infante 3

1. Hunter Pence 3

1. Ian Stewart 3

1. Brian Roberts 3

6. 10 players tied at 2 (Marlon Byrd, Endy Chavez, Chris Coghlan, Tyler Colvin, Jacoby Ellsbury, Sam Fuld, Raul Ibanez, Kelly Johnson, Grady Sizemore and Ben Zobrist)

Home Runs

1. Nelson Cruz 24

2. Jose Abreu 23

3. Marlon Byrd 13

3. Justin Morneau 13

3. Michael Morse 13

3. Mark Reynolds 13

7. Juan Francisco 12

8. Hunter Pence 11

8. Jhonny Peralta 11

10. Curtis Granderson 10

Runs Batted In

1. Nelson Cruz 64

2. Jose Abreu 61

3. Justin Morneau 57

4. Casey McGehee 47

5. Marlon Byrd 45

6. Michael Morse 44

7. Robinson Cano 43

8. James Loney 38

8. David Murphy 38

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Batting Average

1. Robinson Cano .324

2. Kurt Suzuki .313

3. Casey McGehee .311

4. Justin Morneau .305

5. Hunter Pence .296

6. Nelson Cruz .293

7. Coco Crisp .290

8. James Loney .289

9. Michael Morse .287

10. Jacoby Ellsbury .286

On-Base Percentage

1. Mike Napoli .391

2. Robinson Cano .384

3. Coco Crisp .381

4. Casey McGehee .373

5. Shin-Soo Choo .372

6. Kurt Suzuki .370

7. Carlos Ruiz .367

8. Curtis Granderson .361

9. Hunter Pence .360

9. Nelson Cruz .360

Slugging Percentage

1. Jose Abreu .615

2. Nelson Cruz .590

3. Justin Morneau .520

4. Michael Morse .519

5. Marlon Byrd .478

6. Hunter Pence .473

7. Mike Napoli .454

8. Coco Crisp .453

9. Jhonny Peralta .443

On-Base Plus Slugging

1. Nelson Cruz .950

2. Justin Morneau .861

3. Michael Morse .860

4. Mike Napoli .844

5. Coco Crisp .834

6. Robinson Cano .815

7. Marlon Byrd .794

8. Curtis Granderson .779

9. Kurt Suzuki .767

10. Jhonny Peralta .766

Total Bases

1. Nelson Cruz 171

2. Jose Abreu 158

3. Hunter Pence 147

4. Justin Morneau 143

5. Marlon Byrd 140

6. Michael Morse 134

7. Robinson Cano 125

8. Jhonny Peralta 120

9. Casey McGehee 116

10. Garrett Jones 115

Stolen Bases

1. Rajai Davis 21

1. Jacoby Ellsbury 21

3. Emilio Bonifacio 13

3. Coco Crisp 13

5. Sam Fuld 7

5. Hunter Pence 7

5. Brian Roberts 7

5. Chris Young 7

9. Robinson Cano 5

9. Curtis Granderson, Mark Reynolds and Grady Sizemore 5

Walks

1. Curtis Granderson 47

2. Shin-Soo Choo 42

3. Mike Napoli 38

4. Coco Crisp 34

5. Ben Zobrist 33

6. Jacoby Ellsbury 32

6. Casey McGehee 32

8. Mark Reynolds 31

8. Carlos Ruiz 31

10. 4 tied at 30 (Nelson Cruz, Yuniel Escobar, Hunter Pence and Jhonny Peralta)

Strikeouts

1. Marlon Byrd 90

2. Mark Reynolds 79

3. Curtis Granderson 74

4. Juan Francisco 71

5. Jose Abreu 70

6. Nelson Cruz 69

6. Garrett Jones 69

8. Shin-Soo Choo 68

9. Michael Morse 67

10. Jarrod Saltalamacchia 64

 

The Twins signed veteran 1B/DH Kendrys Morales to a 1-year deal on Saturday. His contract is worth 12 million dollars for the rest of the season. Morales had stat lines of .277/23/80/.336/.449/.785 in 657 plate appearances with the Mariners last season. MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger tweets that the contract is prorated at 7.5 million. At the most, Morales will appear in a maximum of 100 games this season. On a prorated deal at 7.5 million, Morales will make 75,000 dollars per game. Morales went 1-3 with a walk in his Twins’ debut last night.

Minnesota has looked for power in the middle of the lineup all season long.  The team’s middle-of-the-order hitters have under achieved this season. Morales provides a legitimate power bat to the middle of the Twins’ lineup. He has averaged  a .280 batting average with 27 home runs and 90 RBIs a season since his debut in 2006. Morales has posted stat lines of .271/35/131/.320/439/.759 as the 4th hitter in the lineup, .301/33/98/.356/.538/.894 in the 5th hitter in the lineup and .296/20/64/.352/.543/.895 as the 6th hitter in the lineup in his career. The Twins’ hitters batting in the 4th spot in the lineup posted stat lines of .222/8/47/.283/.381/.664, .235/8/31/.340/.383/.722 from the 5th spot in the lineup and .234/7/28/.324/.368/.692 from the 6th spot in the lineup this season. Morales is a better option at each of those spots in the order than the current spot holder.

Morales gives the Twins a better offensive option at first base or DH. Twins’ DHs have batted .275 with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs this season. Those are pretty good stats for the position, but the team had used Danny Santana at DH for the last three games before signing Morales. Santana is a nice player, but is not the power bat that usually occupies the DH position. Joe Mauer has been the primary first base option this season. Mauer is a great contact hitter and gets on-base a lot, but does not have much power anymore. Morales can spell Mauer at first from time-to-time and give power at the position.

The Twins hope that adding Morales to the roster will improve their chances of making the playoffs. Minnesota is 5 games out of 1st place in the AL Central and 4.5 games out of Wild Card spots. A lineup featuring: Santana, Dozier, Mauer, Willingham, Morales, Arcia, Plouffe, K. Suzuki and E Escobar  should improve the team’s chances of winning. The signing of Morales will improve the offense and gave Twins’ fans hope of making it to the playoffs this year.

Seattle Mariners First Round Selection

The Mariners have made their first pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. Seattle selected OF Alex Jackson from Rancho Bernardo High School at pick #6 in the first round. Jackson was rated as the #4 prospect of the draft according to MLB.com. Both MLB.com and Baseball America rated Jackson as the best bat in the draft. Jackson joins Dustin Ackley (2009), Nick Franklin (2009), Steve Baron (2009), Taijuan Walker (2010), Danny Hultzen (2011), Mike Zunino (2012) and D.J. Peterson (2013) as first round picks of the Jack Zduriencik era. He becomes the first high school player drafted by the M’s  in the first round since Taijuan Walker in 2010.

Jackson bats right-handed and the M’s have been looking for right-handed power for many years. In 135 high school games, Jackson had stat lines of .379/47/127/.513/.844/1.357. Those are monster stats at any level of baseball. Jackson is probably a couple of years away from the big leagues, but the power potential is definitely there. Scouts project him as a 25-30 home run hitter. MLB network’s John Hart compared Jackson to the Rays’ Wil Myers and the Nationals’ Bryce Harper. Both of these players have won their league’s respective Rookie of the Year awards, so that is a very promising comparison for M’s fans to think over for the next couple of years.

The Mariners have gone heavy  with right-handed bats in the first round of the last three drafts. Starting catcher Mike Zunino was drafted 3rd overall out of Florida in the 2012 draft and High-A 1B/3B/DH D.J. Peterson was drafted 12th overall out of the University of New Mexico in 2013 draft. The M’s have used the draft to find right-handed bats from within to hit in Safeco Field. Free agents right-handed hitters haven’t wanted to come play at the spacious Safeco Field, so the club has to build offense from within and has done that over the last three drafts.

2014 Free Agent Class Offensive Leaderboard

At-Bats

1. Jose Abreu 130

2. Hunter Pence 126

3. Casey McGehee 123

3. Juan Uribe 123

3. Ben Zobrist 123

6. Robinson Can0 120

6. Justin Morneau 120

8. Omar Infante 116

9. Marlon Byrd 115

9. Jacoby Ellsbury 115

Runs

1. Hunter Pence 23

2. Jose Abreu 22

3. Nelson Cruz 21

4. Ben Zobrist 20

5. Carlos Ruiz 18

5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia 18

6. Rajai Davis 17

6, Jacoby Ellsbury 17

6. Justin Morneau 17

6,  Michael Morse 17

 

Hits

1. Justin Morneau 40

1. Juan Uribe 40

3. Casey McGehee 38

4. Jacoby Ellsbury 37

4. James Loney 37

6. Robinson Cano 35

7. Marlon Byrd 34

7. Hunter Pence 34

9. Jose Abreu 33

9. Ben Zobrist 33

Doubles

1. James Loney 11

2. Jacoby Ellsbury 10

2. Justin Morneau 10

4. Carlos Beltran 9

4. Casey McGehee 9

4. Carlos Ruiz 9

4. Juan Uribe 9

8. Michael Morse 8

8. Jose Abreu 8

10. 5 tied with 7 ( Byrd, Pence, Peralta, Saltalamacchia and K. Suzuki)

Triples

1. Omar Infante 3

2. Jacoby Ellsbury 2

3. Sam Fuld 2

3. Hunter Pence 2

5. 15 tied at 1 (Abreu, Byrd, Cano, Choo, Crisp, Dejesus, Ibanez, K. Johnson, Kubel, McGehee, Morneau, D. Murphy, B Roberts, Ruiz and Sizemore)

Home Runs

1. Jose Abreu 12

2. Nelson Cruz 9

3. Michael Morse 8

4. Justin Morneau 7

4. Jhonny Peralta 7

4. Mark Reynolds 7

7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia 6

8. Carlos Beltran 5

8. Garrett Jones 5

8. Mike Napoli 5

Runs Batted In

1. Jose Abreu 35

2. Nelson Cruz 29

3. Justin Morneau 25

4. Michael Morse 24

5. Marlon Byrd 22

5. Kurt Suzuki 22

7. Casey McGehee 21

8. Omar Infante 19

9. Robinson Cano 18

9. James Loney and David Murphy 18

Batting Average

1. Shin-Soo Choo .360

2. Rajai Davis .337

3. Justin Morneau .333

4. James Loney .330

5. Juan Uribe .325

6. Jacoby Ellsbury .322

7. Casey McGehee .309

7. Kurt Suzuki .309

9. Michael Morse .307

10. Dioner Navarro .305

On-Base Percentage

1. Shin-Soo Choo .491

2. Mike Napoli .411

3. Jarrod Saltalamacchia .405

4. James Loney .402

5. Rajai Davis .389

6. Kurt Suzuki .385

7. Jacoby Ellsbury .378

8. Casey McGehee .372

9. Nelson Cruz .368

10. Michael Morse .355

Slugging Percentage

1. Michael Morse .624

2. Jose Abreu .608

2. Justin Morneau .608

4. Nelson Cruz .596

5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia .570

6. Shin-S00 Choo .551

7. Mark Reynolds .512

8. Juan Uribe .496

9. Mike Napoli .486

10. Jhonny Peralta

On-Base Plus Slugging

1. Shin-Soo Choo 1.042

2. Michael Morse .978

3. Jarrod Saltalamacchia .975

4. Nelson Cruz .965

5. Justin Morneau .963

6. Jose Abreu .925

7. Mike Napoli .897

8. Carlos Ruiz .873

9. James Loney .857

10. Juan Uribe .855

Total Bases

1. Jose Abreu 79

2. Justin Morneau 73

3. Nelson Cruz 65

4. Michael Morse 63

5. Juan Uribe 61

6. Marlon Byrd 55

7. Jacoby Ellsbury 54

7. Jhonny Peralta 54

9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia 53

10. Mike Napoli 52

Stolen Bases

1. Rajai Davis 11

2. Jacoby Ellsbury 10

3. Coco Crisp 7

4. Hunter Pence 5

5. Sam Fuld 4

5. Brian Roberts 4

7. Shin-Soo Choo 3

7. Ben Zobrist 3

9. Robinson Can0 2

10. Curtis Granderson, Mark Reynolds & Grady Sizemore 2

Walks

1. Shin-Soo Choo 21

2. Mike Napoli 20

3. Jarrod Saltalamacchia 17

4. Carlos Ruiz 16

4. Ben Zobrist 16

6. Coco Crisp 15

7. Hunter Pence 14

7. Curtis Granderson 14

8. Casey McGehee 13

8. Jhonny Peralta 13

Strikeouts

1. Jose Abreu 36

2. Garrett Jones 35

3. Marlon Byrd 34

3. Mark Reynolds 34

5. Mike Napoli 33

6. Curtis Granderson 32

7. Raul Ibanez 30

8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia 29

9. Michael Morse 27

10. Juan Uribe 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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