Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager Should Have Been Named an All-Star

Wes Murry@wamurryContributor IIIJuly 2, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - JUNE 18:  Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners hits a first inning single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the interleague MLB game at Chase Field on June 18, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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King Felix will be going to another All-Star game. He is one of the most solid pitchers in baseball, but are other Mariners deserving of an All-Star spot besides the King? Maybe the (only) hitter who gives the Mariners run support?

Kyle Seager is probably the only hitter on the team not frustrating Mariners fans.

Despite hitters rarely getting on base, Kyle Seager has delivered 46 RBIs; he has hit 20 doubles and ten home runs. He is batting just .254, but considering half of the time he plays at Safeco Field, that's extremely good. Seager is just 24 years old. He made his debut halfway through last year, and he did very well, subbing for Chone Figgins. This year he has not only proven he can handle the everyday third base job, but he can handle opposing pitching as well.

Because of the unique awfulness of the Mariners and their inability to get on base, Seager should be an All-Star. No other team is hitting .197 at home with a young, underrated stud driving in more runs than their middle infielders combined.

Seager is currently on pace to hit around 100 RBIs with the last place Mariners.

The Mariners!

If Seager can accomplish this feat, he should go down in history as the greatest solo player of all time. He is the only consistently living thing in the Mariners lineup. He should be an All-Star, and in my books, he is, even though he's not playing in Kansas City next week.