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Michael Saunders RFWhite Sox

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date11-19-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age32 years, 11 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.12015
1.22016
-0.32017
2018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2009 SEA 22 46 129 27 1 3 0 6 40 0 4 1 .221 .258 .279 48 -7.8 -0.6 1.8 -0.4
2010 SEA 23 100 327 61 11 2 10 35 84 0 6 3 .211 .295 .367 85 -5.1 -1.0 9.6 1.1
2011 SEA 24 58 179 24 5 0 2 12 56 0 6 2 .149 .207 .217 46 -10.7 0.8 1.1 -0.4
2012 SEA 25 139 553 125 31 3 19 43 132 1 21 4 .247 .306 .432 100 0.4 1.7 -6.8 1.1
2013 SEA 26 132 468 96 23 3 12 54 118 1 13 5 .236 .323 .397 97 -0.9 2.1 -4.0 1.0
2014 SEA 27 78 263 63 11 3 8 26 59 0 4 5 .273 .341 .450 113 3.9 0.1 -3.4 0.6
2015 TOR 28 9 36 6 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 0 .194 .306 .194 89 -0.3 -0.7 1.0 0.1
2016 TOR 29 140 558 124 32 3 24 59 157 5 1 2 .253 .338 .478 104 3.7 -1.5 -2.2 1.2
2017 PHI 30 61 214 41 9 2 6 13 51 1 0 1 .205 .257 .360 61 -9.8 1.3 -0.3 -0.5
2017 TOR 30 12 20 3 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .167 .250 .167 58 -1.0 0.0 2.5 0.2
Career7752747570123198125571185523.232.305.39790-27.82.2-0.84.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2005 EVE A- NWN 56 228 .257 .331 .371 .397 108 4.7 6.2 -2.2 104 0 -3.3 -4.5 1.2 -0.3
2006 WIS A MDW 104 416 .253 .321 .367 .323 106 2.4 8.4 -0.6 84 0 9.3 -0.8 -6.7 1.0
2007 HDS A+ CLF 108 507 .275 .347 .427 .376 114 14.8 15.6 -2.7 104 0 4.9 5.1 2.8 2.5
2007 WTN AA SOU 15 60 .257 .325 .409 .438 103 1.3 1.8 -0.1 104 0 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3
2008 WTN AA SOU 67 289 .267 .343 .404 .356 108 7.3 8.5 -0.6 114 0 -2.0 0.5 1.5 0.8
2008 TAC AAA PCL 24 105 .275 .359 .436 .317 103 -1.7 3.3 -0.2 70 0 0.9 -1.9 -4.7 -0.3
2009 SEA MLB AL 46 129 .263 .329 .414 .329 97 -9.3 3.7 -0.9 48 11 1.8 -0.6 -7.8 -0.4
2009 TAC AAA PCL 64 282 .277 .345 .425 .335 98 16.6 8.2 -1 125 0 2.1 2.9 9.0 2.1
2010 SEA MLB AL 100 327 .255 .319 .403 .260 99 -5.3 9.0 -1.7 85 12 9.6 -1.0 -5.1 1.1
2010 TAC AAA PCL 21 93 .278 .350 .432 .250 90 -4.8 2.8 -0.4 53 0 1.8 0.9 -5.1 0.0
2011 SEA MLB AL 58 179 .263 .324 .408 .212 94 -17 4.8 0.2 46 8 1.1 0.8 -10.7 -0.4
2011 TAC AAA PCL 64 291 .292 .360 .462 .384 105 12.3 9.0 0.3 116 0 5.7 2.6 7.1 2.4
2012 SEA MLB AL 139 553 .254 .316 .407 .297 91 11.5 15.1 0.4 100 8 -6.8 1.7 0.4 1.1
2013 SEA MLB AL 132 468 .252 .317 .396 .298 94 9.7 12.3 -0.7 97 9 -4.0 2.1 -0.9 1.0
2013 TAC AAA PCL 3 16 .284 .343 .414 .182 121 0.4 0.5 -0.2 98 0 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.0
2013 CAN int WBC 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .778 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 SEA MLB AL 78 263 .254 .314 .388 .327 91 15.3 6.8 -2 113 12 -3.4 0.1 3.9 0.6
2014 TAC AAA PCL 15 71 .278 .341 .441 .436 84 9.1 2.1 -1 152 0 -0.9 1.0 3.9 0.5
2015 TOR MLB AL 9 36 .252 .313 .394 .286 113 -1.8 1.0 -0.3 89 10 1.0 -0.7 -0.3 0.1
2015 DUN A+ FSL 9 33 .248 .307 .340 .318 102 -1.2 0.9 -0.3 82 0 -1.0 -0.5 -1.2 -0.2
2016 TOR MLB AL 140 558 .259 .322 .428 .321 109 8.4 15.8 -4.4 104 10 -2.2 -1.5 3.7 1.2
2017 PHI MLB NL 61 214 .259 .327 .429 .245 97 -10.8 6.3 -2.3 61 10 -0.3 1.3 -9.8 -0.5
2017 TOR MLB AL 12 20 .247 .317 .416 .214 109 -1.3 0.6 -0.1 58 9 2.5 0.0 -1.0 0.2
2017 BUF AAA INT 35 156 .254 .321 .392 .333 94 -3.1 4.6 -2 97 0 -0.4 2.0 -0.4 0.4
2018 CHR AAA INT 13 51 .253 .323 .390 .171 104 -5.4 1.5 -0.6 43 0 2.0 -0.1 -8.5 -0.6
2018 NOR AAA INT 25 103 .244 .320 .359 .206 95 -6.2 3.0 -1.7 47 0 0.5 1.1 -7.9 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2005 EVE A- NWN 228 196 24 53 13 3 7 93 39 27 74 2 7 .270 .363 .474 .204 1 1
2006 WIS A MDW 416 359 48 86 10 8 4 124 39 48 103 22 7 .240 .331 .345 .106 2 2
2007 WTN AA SOU 60 52 8 15 1 2 1 23 7 7 20 2 1 .288 .367 .442 .154 1 1
2007 HDS A+ CLF 507 431 91 129 25 4 14 204 77 60 116 27 10 .299 .391 .473 .174 5 5
2008 WTN AA SOU 289 248 46 72 18 3 8 120 30 30 66 11 6 .290 .368 .484 .194 6 6
2008 TAC AAA PCL 105 95 12 23 4 1 3 38 16 9 30 1 2 .242 .305 .400 .158 1 1
2009 SEA MLB AL 129 122 13 27 1 3 0 34 4 6 40 4 1 .221 .258 .279 .057 0 1
2009 TAC AAA PCL 282 248 58 77 15 2 13 135 32 25 48 6 3 .310 .375 .544 .234 4 4
2010 SEA MLB AL 327 289 29 61 11 2 10 106 33 35 84 6 3 .211 .295 .367 .156 1 2
2010 TAC AAA PCL 93 80 6 16 1 0 0 17 5 11 17 4 0 .200 .293 .213 .013 1 1
2011 TAC AAA PCL 291 236 51 68 11 3 7 106 38 50 71 10 3 .288 .415 .449 .161 1 2
2011 SEA MLB AL 179 161 16 24 5 0 2 35 8 12 56 6 2 .149 .207 .217 .068 1 5
2012 SEA MLB AL 553 507 71 125 31 3 19 219 57 43 132 21 4 .247 .306 .432 .185 1 1
2013 SEA MLB AL 468 406 59 96 23 3 12 161 46 54 118 13 5 .236 .323 .397 .160 6 1
2013 TAC AAA PCL 16 11 2 2 1 1 0 5 2 3 1 0 0 .182 .375 .455 .273 1 0
2013 CAN int WBC 13 11 4 8 3 0 1 14 7 2 1 1 0 .727 .769 1.273 .545 0 0
2014 SEA MLB AL 263 231 38 63 11 3 8 104 34 26 59 4 5 .273 .341 .450 .177 4
2014 TAC AAA PCL 71 55 11 18 3 1 1 26 9 16 15 0 0 .327 .479 .473 .145 0
2015 DUN A+ FSL 33 30 2 7 3 0 0 10 2 3 8 0 0 .233 .303 .333 .100 0 0
2015 TOR MLB AL 36 31 2 6 0 0 0 6 3 5 10 0 0 .194 .306 .194 .000 0 0
2016 TOR MLB AL 558 490 70 124 32 3 24 234 57 59 157 1 2 .253 .338 .478 .224 3 1
2017 PHI MLB NL 214 200 25 41 9 2 6 72 20 13 51 0 1 .205 .257 .360 .155 0 0
2017 TOR MLB AL 20 18 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 4 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .000 0 0
2017 BUF AAA INT 156 146 22 40 11 1 2 59 12 9 30 1 0 .274 .321 .404 .130 0 0
2018 CHR AAA INT 51 46 4 7 1 0 1 11 4 5 10 0 0 .152 .235 .239 .087 0 0
2018 NOR AAA INT 103 87 11 14 3 1 1 22 14 16 23 2 0 .161 .291 .253 .092 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2009 506 0.5158 0.3874 0.6939 0.5211 0.2449 0.8382 0.3667 0.3061 0.0003
2010 1366 0.5102 0.4100 0.7321 0.5438 0.2706 0.8417 0.5028 0.2679 0.0106
2011 761 0.5243 0.4244 0.7059 0.5489 0.2873 0.8219 0.4615 0.2941 0.0064
2012 2154 0.5032 0.4786 0.7362 0.6725 0.2822 0.8409 0.4834 0.2638 -0.0034
2013 1868 0.5203 0.4304 0.7177 0.6307 0.2132 0.8108 0.4188 0.2823 -0.0072
2014 1011 0.4965 0.4105 0.7614 0.5996 0.2240 0.8472 0.5351 0.2386 -0.0042
2015 159 0.5094 0.4214 0.7612 0.6049 0.2308 0.8571 0.5000 0.2388 0.0000
2016 2374 0.4650 0.4452 0.7067 0.6667 0.2528 0.8179 0.4517 0.2933 0.0000
2017 980 0.4408 0.4765 0.7602 0.6829 0.3139 0.8881 0.5407 0.2398 0.0000
Career111790.49480.44010.72710.62660.25850.83460.47140.2729-0.0005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-11 2014-09-08 15-DL 59 50 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2014-06-11 2014-06-27 15-DL 16 15 Right Shoulder Inflammation A/C Joint -
2014-06-07 2014-06-10 DTD 3 3 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2014-05-11 2014-05-11 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Hyperextension - -
2013-08-31 2013-09-01 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-08-24 2013-08-27 DTD 3 3 - Neck Stiffness - -
2013-06-30 2013-07-03 DTD 3 2 Right Fingers Laceration Middle Finger - -
2013-04-11 2013-04-29 15-DL 18 17 Right Shoulder Sprain - -
2012-09-01 2012-09-07 DTD 6 5 Right Groin Strain - -
2012-08-25 2012-08-31 DTD 6 6 Right Groin Soreness - -
2012-08-03 2012-08-04 DTD 1 1 - Soreness - -
2012-06-29 2012-07-03 DTD 4 4 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-01-06 2011-01-06 Off 0 0 Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2011-01-06
2010-08-22 2010-08-30 DTD 8 7 Right Shoulder Contusion Rotator Cuff -
2010-08-17 2010-08-21 DTD 4 3 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2010-08-06 2010-08-09 DTD 3 3 Neck Stiffness Crashed Into Wall -
2010-07-17 2010-07-22 DTD 5 5 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -
2009-10-28 2009-10-30 WIN 2 0 Ankle Sprain -
2009-08-15 2009-08-19 DTD 4 3 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2009-06-30 2009-07-09 Minors 9 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-07 2009-04-20 Minors 13 0 Right Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2008-08-28
2008-08-28 2008-09-05 Minors 8 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Labrum 2008-08-28
2007-08-27 2007-09-05 Minors 9 0 - Head Contusion Skull - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 COL $
2018 CHA $
2017 PHI $8,000,000
2016 TOR $2,900,000
2015 TOR $2,875,000
2014 SEA $2,300,000
2013 SEA $512,600
2012 SEA $489,100
2011 SEA $420,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$17,496,700
7 yrTotal$17,496,700

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 80 dMeister Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 12/30/18 minor-league contract). Released by Colorado 3/17/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/23/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.5M in majors. May earn additional $0.5M in performance bonuses. Released by Kansas City 3/24/18. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 4/2/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 5/15/18. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 5/21/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$9M (2017), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/16/17. 17:$8M, 18:$10.5M club option ($1M buyout). 2018 option may increase based on 2017 performance: $0.5M each for All-Star or 560 plate appearances. $0.75M each for a top 10 finish in MVP vote or 600 PAs. DFA by Philadelphia 6/20/17. Released 6/23/17. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 6/28/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.9M (2016). Re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.875M (2015). Signed by Toronto 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.3M (2014). Re-signed by Seattle 1/15/14 (avoided arbitration). May earn additional $75,000 based on plate appearances. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Seattle 12/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5126M (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 2/19/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4891M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12.
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2011). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Seattle 2/26/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Seattle 7/25/09.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2004 (11-333) (Tallahassee CC). $237,500 signing bonus (draft and follow).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 381 44 87 21 1 12 46 35 92 1 1 .257 .332 .431 103 14.0 1.5
80o 362 40 78 19 1 10 42 32 90 1 1 .241 .313 .398 95 8.8 0.9
70o 348 37 74 18 1 10 39 30 88 1 1 .237 .308 .397 90 5.4 0.6
60o 336 35 69 17 1 9 37 28 86 1 1 .228 .298 .380 85 2.6 0.3
50o 325 33 66 16 1 9 35 26 84 1 1 .224 .292 .378 81 0.2 0.0
40o 314 31 61 15 1 8 33 25 82 1 1 .215 .283 .359 76 -2.0 -0.2
30o 302 29 57 14 1 7 30 23 80 1 1 .207 .272 .342 72 -4.3 -0.5
20o 288 27 53 13 1 7 28 21 78 1 0 .202 .264 .338 66 -6.6 -0.7
10o 269 23 46 11 1 6 25 19 74 1 0 .186 .249 .312 58 -9.5 -1.0
Weighted Mean3283466161935278511.223.293.375821.00.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think will be in the starting OF for Toronto?
(LittleRon from WV)
Love me some outfielders. Bautista and Pillar have to be no-brainers, right? As much as I want to #freedaltonpompey, I think the team has to give Michael Saunders a crack to try and get some reps in, and if he succeeds they can either run with him or swap him to the Angels for a pros-, well, for something. Pompey will get his day soon, but gotta try out the lefty Saunders first. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)If Michael Saunders stays healthy and hits leadoff, what kinda numbers we looking at?? Thanks
(Shane Spencer from New York)
If he's healthy he could hit .270 with 15-20 home runs and 10-15 steals, but asking for health is asking a lot. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)In the Jay Bruce / Michael Saunders trade, who on earth was going from the Angels' wasteland of a system to the Reds? Actually, better question, if you were the Reds who would you want back from the Angels for Bruce?
(Truganini from CO)
I have no idea, but I can guarantee it wasn't much more than a mediocre prospect, because, well, you know why. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Dalton Pompey will grab the starting LF spot in Toronto from Michael Saunders and if he does are we looking at a .275/.330/.400 hitter with 30+ steals or do you project more?
(holmesp2001 from St. Louis)
I think he will eventually, but it might not be on Opening Day. For his rookie year, that actually seems ambitious to me, although given the home park that's certainly possible. (Mike Gianella)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Does the Michael Saunders signing in Toronto stymie Dalton Pompey's chances of being the primary CF or do you see Saunders sliding into the LF opening? What kind of numbers do you expect from Pompey this year? Cheers!
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
As I understand the current situation, Pompey is going to be given every opportunity to win the job outright in spring training, regardless of Saunders. In reality, Pompey probably needs a little more polishing after rocketing through the minor leagues last year, but he could handle his own in the big leagues right now. If he were thrust into the lineup on Opening Day and left there all season, I would expect steady improvement and solid overall production driven by an improving batting average and steals over the course of the season, with power coming to bear in 2016. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is J Pinto starting with the big club? Wondering about keeping him at $1 instead of Michael Saunders at $4. Thanks very much.
(Chin music from Vancouver)
Both are very unlikely to see a starting role with their respective clubs--I'd see what else is out there. (Bret Sayre)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)I'm going for it in our AL only keeper league. Is it time to jettison Straily for help right now? If so how would you order Pettitte, Danks, and JSaunders? Also, is MSaunders a big donwgrade from Colby Rasmus? Thanks very much!
(conjoinedtwins from Orillia ON)
Hi to you both.

Flags fly forever. If Dan Straily can improve your team this year, do it.

Of those three pitchers, you have them in the right order. Andy Pettitte's ERA is high, but his peripheral numbers show a better pitcher lurking in there. John Danks has been OK, but I still have some concerns about how he'll hold up and he is a weaker play against stronger teams. Even in AL-only, Joe Saunders is an at-home play only. He's poison to your chances of winning if you start him on the road.

I wouldn't exactly call Michael Saunders a big downgrade from Colby Rasmus, but he is a downgrade. As Bret Sayre talked about on a recent Towers of Power fantasy podcast, Rasmus' batting average is fueled by a strong BABIP, and his BA isn't even THAT good. You're losing BA/runs/RBI with Saunders, but some of that is luck-dependent. I prefer Rasmus, but if you can improve your team elsewhere, Saunders is an acceptable replacement and isn't a zero. Good luck. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike Drop I.Davis for Ruf or M.Saunders.Thanks
(Chesty from New Bern,Nc)
I'd definitely drop Ike Davis in a one-and-done; the batting average has improved but the power isn't there. Michael Saunders is the better all around player, but if pitchers are going to keep throwing Darin Ruf 0-2 fastballs (like they did today), ride the hot hand. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)Trust Michael Saunders to produce at least what he did last year? Has had some good weeks, but dreadful for the past 2-3. He was looking like the ideal 5th OF, now looking around for a replacement. Also, what do you think Dom Brown's final line is?
(jacks from socal)
Hey jacks.

Trust isn't a word I'd use to describe what Michael Saunders might or might not do. His contact skills make it a fine line for him in terms of providing the batting average he'll need to duplicate 2012. He is a little BABIP unlucky this year, but on the other hand the difference between .220 and .240 isn't significant. You're dead on about what to expect from Saunders: some good weeks followed by some dreadful ones. Whether he makes it or not depends a lot on luck as much as anything else.

My pure guess is that Brown is going to finish with 23 HR, 79 RBI, 52 runs, 4 steals and a .250 batting average. (Mike Gianella)
2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have an explanation for 3 perfect games already this season, or is this just randomness?
(Alex from My birthday)
There's some randomness to it, of course, but every year the league sets new strikeout records and the best way to throw a perfect game (or, at least, a no-hitter) is to not let stupid stuff like bad hops and bloopers and Michael Saunders get involved.

I may be the minority, but it's been a long time since I cared about no-hitters. They so often look like just good, not superlative starts. So I'm hoping the run of perfect games makes everybody just ignore plain old no-hitters. (Sam Miller)
2012-06-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Saunders for real, or is he really the .600ish OPS guy from his first couple of go arounds in the majors ?
(tbwhite from San Diego)
Saunders is another guy who cut into his strikeout rate. He's walking more and hitting for more power. My guess is that he'll wind up somewhere in between the two extremes. (R.J. Anderson)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you put Cliff Lee in the fantasy SP rankings? Will his move to Safeco and the best defense in MLB materially improve his performance?
(MarinerDan from SF)
You really couldn't ask for a better setup, could you? Death to Flying Things patrolling a massive outfield. Especially if Michael Saunders gets a lot of innings in right, Lee is going to be very, very successful. If you play in a league that uses K/BB or something along those lines, he's especially useful. The only thing that holds him back is the relatively modest K rate (compared with his overall skill set). I also think he'll be drafted too high in a lot of leagues because of people jumping on the park effect. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)Mwah hah hah! King Felix is ours for 5 more years! No Yankees poaching!
(David from Seattle)
Curses! Foiled again!

...The Mariners have made some really interesting moves the last couple of seasons, and particularly this winter. They could really surprise in the weak soup that is the AL West, especially with the A's going Lackey-free. They're a bit short at catcher and it would be nice if Michael Saunders hits, but still, you have to like their chances. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Whom do you fear is your next Kearns?
(Harvey from Mactaquac)
Michael Saunders? (I am pretty high on Saunders) (Tommy Bennett)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)What should Mariners fans make of Michael Saunders fast start hered in Tacoma?
(Juice from Tacoma)
They should be pumped. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your impressions of Michael Saunders?
(Jake from Kansas City)
Athletic, toolsy outfielder with power, speed and patience? Sign me up. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any thoughts on Michael Saunders (SEA)? Can he still be a decent starting OFer in MLB?
(Al from Charlestown)
I think he could be better than decent, actually. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Michael Saunders getting little attention? Is it because of his high K rate? Does he have a bright future or will he be felled by the same affliction that got Brandon Wood?
(jjf1041 from New York)
He doesn't have nearly as much raw power as Wood, but he does have a way better approach. The concern for him is can he REALLY play centerfield, and if not, can he be enough offensively to be an every day corner guy. Scouts are pretty mixed on both questions. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kevin, good to have you chatting today! How concerned are you about Michael Saunders' improvement being a High Desert mirage? Also, I keep trying to get this one in... Mojo Nixon, yay or nay? This is important stuff!
(Greg from NYC)
I like Saunders quite a bit. I think High Desert help his power, but I think his pure hitting and on-base skills are very real. (Kevin Goldstein)


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