Kyle Seager, Third Base, Seattle Mariners, #15
Date of Birth: 11/3/1987
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Current Salary: $11,000,000
Kyle Seager, third baseman for the Seattle Mariners, comes from a baseball family, with two brothers who are currently playing in the minor leagues. The Mariners drafted Seager in 2009 and he made his first appearance with them in 2011, playing in 53 games.
In 2012, his first full season in the major leagues, Seager batted .259 with 35 doubles, 20 home runs, 86 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases in 155 games. He had a similar year in 2013, batting .260 with 160 hits, 32 doubles, 22 home runs, and 69 RBIs in 160 games. He had an even better year in 2014, finishing the season with 158 hits, 27 doubles, 25 home runs, 96 RBIs, and a .268 batting average in 159 games.
Seager won his first Gold Glove in 2014. In 157 games at third base, he had a .981 fielding percentage with 327 assists, 36 double plays, 87 putouts, and 8 errors.
On December 2, 2014, Seager signed a seven-year, $100 million contract extension with the Mariners. He had a strong 2015 season with career highs in hits (166), doubles (37), and home runs (26). He finished the season with a .266 batting average and 74 RBIs in 161 games. Defensively, as the Mariners' third baseman, he made 342 assists, 37 double plays, 94 putouts, and 16 errors.
Seager had a strong 2016 season, finishing with career highs in hits (166), home runs (30), RBIs (99), and batting average (.278) in 158 games. Defensively, as the Mariners third baseman in 156 games, he made 373 assists, 46 double plays, 110 putouts, and 22 errors.
Career batting statistics for Seager through 2016 include:
- 846 games played
- 851 hits
- 180 doubles
- 126 home runs
- 437 RBIs
- 592 strikeouts to 302 walks
- .266 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Seager at third base through 2016 include:
- 813 games played
- 1,671 assists
- 179 double plays
- 515 putouts
- 78 errors
- .966 fielding percentage
Seager has two brothers who play in the minor leagues. Corey Seager is with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Justin Seager plays in the Mariners' minor league system.