Seattle Mariners: Who’s (Not) Hot?
Eugenio Suarez – 0 HR, .250 AVG, 37.1 K%, 66 wRC+ (8 games)
J.P. Crawford – 0 HR, .135 AVG, .482 OPS, 71 wRC+ (12 games)
Carlos Santana – 0 HR, .213 AVG, .570 OPS, 76 wRC+ (14 games)
A trio of Seattle Mariners makes the list with their slow finishes to the season. Eugenio Suarez will always be a threat with his power, but he failed to hit any home runs in the final two weeks of the season and struck out at an alarming rate. Moreover, both Crawford and Santana have struggled to make an offensive impact recently, an encouraging trend for the Blue Jays’ pitching staff.
George Kirby – 12.1 IP, 7.30 ERA, 4.25 FIP (3 starts)
One of four talented starters for the Mariners, Kirby was a little shaky in the last few starts of his season. It remains to be seen whether we will see Kirby as a starter or a reliever for this series, but Kirby’s recent struggles will certainly be welcome news for Blue Jays hitters.