Blowers on Baseball: Seager shining in the field
Jun 5, 2013, 7:22 PM | Updated: 7:30 pm
By Alex Gallant
Special to 710Sports.com
For a player that spent most of his collegiate career at second base, making the transition to third in the big leagues is no small feat.
Since being called up by the Mariners in 2011, Kyle Seager has consistently improved on defense, and has even become one of the league’s premier third basemen. His .986 fielding percentage is tops in the American League, and he has also helped turn 16 double plays this season.
In Wednesday’s edition of “Blowers on Baseball”, Mike Blowers discussed Tuesday night’s impressive game-ending double play, which was started by Seager.
“When that ball was hit, I honestly thought it was just going to eat Kyle up down there,” Blowers said. “It was an in-between hop, had a lot of topspin on it … and in those situations it’s so difficult to knock it down, much less catch it.
“For Kyle to catch it cleanly, on the backhand side and on the in-between hop, get rid of it quickly, and the feed be right on the money so that Nick Franklin can finish an easy double play … I thought was exceptional.”
Couple his improving defensive skills with a .276 average, seven home runs, and 24 RBIs at the plate, and the makings of a potential All-Star third baseman are there.
You can listen to the rest of “Blowers on Baseball” here.