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Underrated players: Kyle Seager

Kyle Seager has hit 20+ homeruns in each of his three full seasons Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
Kyle Seager has hit 20+ homeruns in each of his three full seasons
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Kyle Seager is one player you don't hear much about, despite being one of the top third baseman in the league. In 2014 Seager had 25 HR, 96 RBI, and a .268 batting average. Seager's best career year not only gave him his first All-star appearance, but his first Gold Glove as well. Seager posseses a rare combo at third base with power, low strike out numbers for the type of power hitter he is, decent batting average, outstanding defense, and can even throw a little bit of speed in there once in a while. Seager is also increasingly getting better, his batting average over his first three seasons have been .259, .260, .268. His long ball numbers have been 20, 22, 25. Seager is not only putting up pretty impressive numbers but is also doing it in one of the most pitcher friendly ballparks in the league. The same ballpark that Adrian Beltre, arguably one of the best third baseman of all time, hit just 4 in in 2009. (total number was 8, 4 at home 4 on the road.) In fact, out of Beltre's 103 career Mariner homeruns, just 48 of the came at Safeco Field. That is 46%, 43% of Seager's blasts (30 out of 72) have been at Safeco. So Seager is not just producing, but doing so in a tough hitters ballpark. Seager's average season is 22 HR, .263 B/A, 84 RBI, 31 2B, and 9.6 Steals. Let's also throw in in 2014 Seager led all MLB third baseman with a .981 Fielding Percentage. Seager is in his age 27 season and still has a long career ahead of him; he is certain to add more Gold Gloves, All-star appearances, and maybe even a few Silver Sluggers to his trophy case. 


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