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Birth Date11-3-1987
Height6' 0"
Weight210 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 15 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
7.42014
4.72015
7.02016
2.92017
1.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 SEA 23 53 201 182 22 47 13 0 3 69 13 36 2 2 2 13 3 1 .258 .312 .379 .263 6.0 0.2 0.7
2012 SEA 24 155 651 594 62 154 35 1 20 251 46 110 5 4 2 86 13 5 .259 .316 .423 .274 29.2 -1.0 3.0
2013 SEA 25 160 695 615 79 160 32 2 22 262 68 122 7 5 0 69 9 3 .260 .338 .426 .290 41.8 3.2 4.9
2014 SEA 26 159 654 590 71 158 27 4 25 268 52 118 8 3 96 7 5 .268 .334 .454 .306 46.6 20.3 7.4
2015 SEA 27 161 686 623 85 166 37 0 26 281 54 98 5 4 0 74 6 6 .266 .328 .451 .279 31.3 12.1 4.7
2016 SEA 28 158 676 597 89 166 36 3 30 298 69 108 8 2 0 99 3 1 .278 .359 .499 .293 46.5 21.5 7.0
2017 SEA 29 154 650 578 72 144 33 1 27 260 58 110 8 6 0 88 2 1 .249 .323 .450 .267 21.1 7.4 2.9
2018 SEA 30 155 630 583 62 129 36 1 22 233 38 138 5 4 0 78 2 2 .221 .273 .400 .243 7.7 10.9 1.9
Career1155484343625421124249121751922398840483046034524.258.325.441.279230.374.632.4

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 CLN A 41 178 .284 .256 .331 .373 .259 .311 105 4.4 5.0 0.7 -5.1 -1.3 8.7 0.4 8.7 0.4
2009 HDS A+ 2 5 .155 .301 .355 .466 .283 .000 120 -1.1 0.3 0 -0.4 0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2009 MRN Rk 1 3 -.002 .251 .288 .378 .250 .000 96 -0.9 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 HDS A+ 135 643 .308 .274 .344 .422 .267 .394 122 33.5 19.0 0.8 0.4 3.6 56.9 5.8 56.9 5.8
2011 SEA MLB 53 201 .263 .254 .312 .403 .257 .303 93 0.7 5.4 1 0.2 -1.1 6.0 0.7 6.0 0.7
2011 WTN AA 66 299 .282 .266 .335 .406 .255 .350 113 7.1 8.8 0 -2.5 2.3 18.2 1.6 18.2 1.6
2011 TAC AAA 24 117 .328 .308 .373 .498 .276 .418 104 9.4 3.6 0.5 1.6 0.4 13.8 1.5 13.8 1.5
2012 SEA MLB 155 651 .274 .253 .315 .408 .261 .286 90 9 17.8 2 -1.0 0.5 29.2 3.0 29.2 3.0
2013 SEA MLB 160 695 .290 .254 .317 .398 .265 .290 94 20.1 18.3 2.5 3.2 0.9 41.8 4.9 41.8 4.9
2014 SEA MLB 159 654 .306 .253 .313 .388 .263 .296 91 28.4 16.9 2.2 20.3 -0.8 46.6 7.4 46.6 7.4
2015 SEA MLB 161 686 .279 .253 .313 .408 .259 .278 97 12.6 18.5 2.5 12.1 -2.3 31.3 4.7 31.3 4.7
2016 SEA MLB 158 676 .293 .258 .320 .422 .260 .295 101 23.1 19.1 2.5 21.5 1.8 46.5 7.0 46.5 7.0
2017 SEA MLB 154 650 .267 .254 .322 .422 .257 .262 102 5.1 19.0 2.6 7.4 -5.6 21.1 2.9 21.1 2.9
2018 SEA MLB 155 630 .243 .247 .315 .410 .259 .251 97 -10.7 17.7 2.3 10.9 -1.6 7.7 1.9 7.7 1.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 MRN Rk 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.002 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1
2009 CLN A 178 17 42 8 0 1 22 22 20 4 2 .275 .366 .346 .072 .284 8.7 -5.1 0.4
2009 HDS A+ 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .155 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1
2010 HDS A+ 643 126 192 40 3 14 74 71 94 13 12 .345 .421 .503 .158 .308 56.9 0.4 5.8
2011 SEA MLB 201 22 47 13 0 3 13 13 36 3 1 .258 .312 .379 .121 .263 6.0 0.2 0.7
2011 WTN AA 299 33 83 25 1 4 37 26 38 8 5 .312 .381 .459 .147 .282 18.2 -2.5 1.6
2011 TAC AAA 117 24 41 8 2 3 17 11 12 3 1 .387 .444 .585 .198 .328 13.8 1.6 1.5
2012 SEA MLB 651 62 154 35 1 20 86 46 110 13 5 .259 .316 .423 .163 .274 29.2 -1.0 3.0
2013 SEA MLB 695 79 160 32 2 22 69 68 122 9 3 .260 .338 .426 .166 .290 41.8 3.2 4.9
2014 SEA MLB 654 71 158 27 4 25 96 52 118 7 5 .268 .334 .454 .186 .306 46.6 20.3 7.4
2015 SEA MLB 686 85 166 37 0 26 74 54 98 6 6 .266 .328 .451 .185 .279 31.3 12.1 4.7
2016 SEA MLB 676 89 166 36 3 30 99 69 108 3 1 .278 .359 .499 .221 .293 46.5 21.5 7.0
2017 SEA MLB 650 72 144 33 1 27 88 58 110 2 1 .249 .323 .450 .201 .267 21.1 7.4 2.9
2018 SEA MLB 630 62 129 36 1 22 78 38 138 2 2 .221 .273 .400 .178 .243 7.7 10.9 1.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 710 0.5056 0.4761 0.8343 0.6295 0.3191 0.9115 0.6786 0.1657 317 -0.002334
2012 2338 0.4919 0.4739 0.8132 0.6626 0.2912 0.8976 0.6272 0.1868 991 -0.008546
2013 2799 0.4670 0.4173 0.8176 0.5792 0.2755 0.9102 0.6472 0.1824 1297 -0.003325
2014 2543 0.4656 0.4082 0.8044 0.5819 0.2568 0.9028 0.6103 0.1956 1233 0.001436
2015 2514 0.4885 0.4539 0.8230 0.6140 0.3009 0.9218 0.6305 0.1770 1149 -0.002501
2016 2539 0.4671 0.4254 0.8120 0.5944 0.2772 0.9064 0.6347 0.1880 0 0.000000
2017 2551 0.4826 0.4218 0.7872 0.6141 0.2424 0.8664 0.6000 0.2128 0 0.000000
2018 2485 0.4934 0.4704 0.7759 0.6476 0.2979 0.8615 0.5947 0.2241 0 0.000000
Career184790.48010.43930.8060.61290.27870.89610.62320.194660.016-0.0018

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
2014-05-09 2014-05-11 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-03-03 2014-03-04 Camp 1 0 - Fingers Sprain Index Finger - -
2012-06-24 2012-06-25 DTD 1 1 - Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball Off Calf - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 SEA $
2021 SEA $18,500,000
2020 SEA $19,500,000
2019 SEA $19,500,000
2018 SEA $19,000,000
2017 SEA $11,000,000
2016 SEA $8,000,000
2015 SEA $4,500,000
2014 SEA $540,100
2013 SEA $510,400
2012 SEA $484,300
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$25,034,800
2018Current$19,000,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$44,034,800
3 yrFuture$57,500,000
10 yrTotal$101,534,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 85 dJet Sports7 years/$100M (2015-21), 2022 option

Details
  • 7 years/$100M (2015-21), plus 2022 club option. Signed extension with Seattle 12/2/14. $3.5M signing bonus. 15:$4M, 16:$7.5M, 17:$10.5M, 18:$18.5M, 19:$19M, 20:$19M, 21:$18M, 22:$15M club option. 2022 option may increase by $5M to $20M based on performance, with buyout ranging from none to $3M.
  • 1 year/$0.5401M (2014). Re-signed by Seattle 2/20/14.
  • 1 year/$0.5104M (2013). Re-signed by Seattle 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4843M (2012). Re-signed by Seattle 2/27/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Seattle 7/7/11.
  • Drafted by Seattle 2009 (3-82) (North Carolina). $0.4365M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .248 .302 .440 .266
11 vs R (Multi) .285 .369 .492 .303
18 Split (Multi) .037 .067 .051 .037
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .227 .297 .431 .255
31 vs R (2016) .307 .394 .538 .315
38 Split (2016) .080 .097 .108 .060
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Why are you such a big fan of adult Caillou?
(ricknett from Texas)
(realizes this is in reference to Kyle Seager) you. monster.

Imagine you were a Mariners fan. Now imagine the last couple of years of prospect development without Kyle Seager. You imagine it! That's why. (Megan Rowley)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)What is Kyle Seager's best culinary skill?
(Joe from Albany)
Grilling. And when he realllly stretches? Grilling. (Megan Rowley)
2017-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)It's a burger cook-off between Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager. What burgers do they grill, who grills the better burger, and which three Mariners are the judges? Yes, Mike gets his promotional grilling apron.
(Ghandieagle from Seattle)
Neither strike me as great epicureans, though I could see Mike Zunino mixing in Italian spices and Seager incorporating barbecue. As for judges, I'm not sure of all three, but Nelson Cruz is definitely in the mix. (Megan Rowley)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Kyle Seager in Seattle and Kim in Baltimore this year?
(tomhauck from New Jersey )
Seager is boringly really good. I think he'll continue to hit .265-.275 and approach another 30 homers. It will be interesting to see how much Kim plays. He's been pretty solid and will give you a great average, but for some reason it doesn't feel like Buck's totally confident in him. And he's not a great defender. (Mark Barry)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league with OPS, do you value Kyle Seager or Josh Donaldson more?
(Matt from WI)
Seager's a little younger but I think I still have to go with Donaldson here. (Mike Gianella)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Would you give up Pollock and Kimbrel in a keeper league to acquire Kyle Seager? I would have Blackmon as my CF going forward.
(Mason from Texas)
In a keeper I don't think you should have to give up this much. I'd want to include a lesser outfielder in terms of future value. (Mike Gianella)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I've read in a couple places that Senzel has serious raw power, but it doesn't show in games because of his approach. If he can unlock that power in games, what kind of player are we talking about? What if he can't?
(Carlos from San Jose)
Yeah, I don't know about "serious" but he does show more in BP than in-game. I keep comparing him to Kyle Seager but hitting right-handed. I suppose that's even more accurate if more power shows up. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Pick two players for the next three seasons: Hector Olivera, Kyle Seager, Jose Peraza, Steven Souza, Matt Duffy. It's a rebuilding season...
(Ron from Texarkana)
Seager and Souza. Duffy is steadier/less risky than Souza so if you don't want/need as much ceiling he's the better call. (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm trying to have patience with Homer Bailey but it is becoming tough. I recently acquired Julio Teheran and Jordan Zimmerman through trades hoping to use Bailey as trade bait to upgrade my 3B slot which Bogaerts currently occupies. What 3B would you target?...I'm in need of speed, runs and RBIs.
(cruisinkc from Wisco)
Depends what you need, but I'd try something in the Matt Carpenter / Kyle Seager class. Bailey has been maddening, but the skills are still there. If you're shutout of anyone doing anything worth a lick right, go straight for the buy-low for buy-low move and ask for Carlos Santana or Brett Lawrie (Paul Sporer)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Five years from now who you got: Kyle Seager or Brett Lawrie?
(Brett from Vicksburg)
Gimme Lawrie - he will be 28 in five years, right in the middle of his theoretical prime, while Seager will be 31 and potentially beginning to fade a bit physically. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Sam Thanks for the chat always enjoy your truth and a Analysis. Real quick if u were starting a fantasy baseball team who would be top 5-10 guys u would build around??
(Mike from Ri)
1. Mike Trout
2. Bryce Harper
3. Andrew McCutchen
4. Miguel Cabrera
5. Robinson Cano

But those are boring answers. If you want to know which players I might target at some point in a draft or auction, I seem to like Harper, Choo, Yan Gomes, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager a bit more than the average person.

This chat is off to a slow start! (Sam Miller)
2013-10-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think these guys can build off of their solid year and potentially have break out performances in 2014: Jason Castro, Brandon Belt, Kyle Seager, Danny Salazar?
(Derek from The Recliner)
I've always liked Belt, but I don't know if a guy who is coming off a .289/.360/.481 season can really break out. I mean, I guess he could hit .350/.420/.590 but I don't see that coming. Seager was a five win player by WARP too. That's beyond solid and into very good range. But of those players I like Belt and Seager the best to repeat their performance and/or improve incrementally. (Matthew Kory)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)There is some great fantasy coverage here at BP, but I think there's a gap in the overall literature here and elsewhere. You see a lot of work being done with recommending players that are owned in only a small percentage of leagues. The idea being "here are guys you can go get right now". What that doesn't really tell you, though, is whether those guys are actually better than the ones you have. For example, I have Kyle Seager, Jedd Gyorko, and Daniel Murphy filling out my 2B, MI, and CI slots. Would I be better off dropping Seager for a guy like Yonder Alonso? How do you evaluate a decision like that?
(ravenight from Boston)
I would not get rid of Seager for Alonso. The reason that we can't necessarily outline whether the available players will be better than who you have is bc it's impossible to know everyone's situation so we try to recommend guys for you to consider if you want to make a move. Of course, our Twitter availability, the comments sections, and chat like these are a great forum for the specific questions like yours! For me, the question is whether or not Alonso offers something I need. I think he and Seager offer similar things with Seager having 3B elig. so might as well hold Seags. I do like Yonder, though. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would you sell high on Kyle Seager? What kind of final season line do you see him with?
(Billy from Olympia)
It comes down to whether someone else is willing to buy high and what that entails. My friend Jackie Moore pointed out Seager had changed his approach recently. Without seeing the at-bats for myself I don't feel comfortable saying the tweaks will help him produce more power than expected.

If someone values Seager like he's prime A-Rod or anything of the sort then pull the trigger. My guess is nobody will overvalue him to that degree. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Could you rank these following players on chances of a breakout season: Kyle Seager, Brandon Belt, Todd Frazier, Ben Revere, Matt Harvey, and Mike Moustakas?
(Derek from Kansas City)
Harvey
Belt
Moustakas
Revere
Seager
Frazier (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Kyle Seager this year? I'm thinking of pursuing him somewhat aggressively in auctions due to his dual 2B/3B eligibility.
(Matt from LA)
One of my favorite late-round pickups in drafts where I need infield depth, because of his contributions in HR and SB. I just wish he could improve his batting average a bit. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Pick your breakout candidate this year out of the following: Todd Frazier, Brandon Belt, Mike Moustakas, and Kyle Seager.
(Derek from KC)
I like this question. I feel like Frazier and Belt are closest to their ceilings; Belt, especially, has some fundamental mechanical stuff to address if he ever wants to reach his power ceiling. I like the little power boost Seager displayed last year, but I can't help but feel like Moose is the only superstar in the bunch. Yeah, he's scuffled some the past two years, but he's going to be 24 for the entire '13 season. He's still CRAZY young. Gotta go with him. And even if he doesn't figure it out this year, he'll definitely be the guy over the long haul. (Ian Miller)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! In my keeper league I kept Mike Moustakas, Todd Frazier, Brandon Belt, and Kyle Seager. Smart move?
(Derek from Kansas City)
Derek, it depends on the opportunity cost. I can see reasons for keeping all four of those players in a vacuum, but we both know that's not how this thing works. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-10-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mariners fire another hitting coach, does this acutally do anything or is it just a way of scapegoating another crappy season?
(Ed W from Washington State)
It's scapegoating, mostly, but I think in this case the Mariners are also looking for a bit of a fresh start. As was reported several days ago, they are moving in the outfield walls at Safeco, which should both help the hitters already on their roster and perhaps attract more free agents to Seattle. But one thing getting a new hitting coach now does, is when hitters like Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager begin to post better overall numbers, the organization will be able to spin it as the new hitting coach making a difference. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lots of beer and chicks here, but that aside, I have Daniel Murphy clogging up my 3B spot. Who's a sneaky pick to grab off the wire the rest of the way? I'm thinking Pacheco, Frazier or guys of that ilk.
(Frank from ASU party)
First, party in the middle of the day? Impressive. Second, sneaking away from it to talk fantasy baseball? Even more impressive.

Yeah, guys like that work. Chris Nelson has 3B eligibiity and could be a good pick in that vein. Kyle Seager has a nice blend of skills. Juan Francisco's power would be quite valuable if Chipper Jones ends up with a more-than-nagging injury. I'm hearing good things about this guy named Will Middlebrooks too. Oh, he doesn't count? Nevermind... (Derek Carty)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What would you estimate for the number of times out of 100 the threesome of Dee Gordon, Jemile Weeks, and Jose Altuve has more productive careers than the threesome of Ruben Tejada, Johnny Giavotella, and Kyle Seager?
(goiter6 from MN)
98. (Kevin Goldstein)


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