I Told You, He's Not a Monster: The Curios Case Of The Mariner's Chris Shelton

Shanan H.Analyst IMarch 26, 2009

PEORIA, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: Chris Shelton #13 of the Seattle Mariners poses during photo day at the Mariners spring training complex on February 20, 2009 in Peoria, Arizona.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

This article is dedicated to my good friend Ben Brown.  He has many opinions, but one I especially do not agree with is his idea that Seattle Mariner's back-up catcher, Chris Shelton, is a monster.

Well, he's not.

Last year, in a mere 41 games, he had a .216 average, with 2 home runs on the Rangers.

In his career, just 37 homers.

In his best year, with Detroit in 2005, he hit .299, with 18 homers, barely playing in over 100 games.

He is versatile, playing in all positions, except pitcher, CF, SS, and 2B.

His Slugging is okay, at .461 in his career.

For a monster, his stats are not up to stat.

And, not only that, but the Mariners have too many catcher, with Clement, Johjima, Rob Johnson, Adam Moore, Burke, and Shelton. 

In my world, Clement and Johjima would be in the Majors, and if there was extra space, than Shelton.