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Even though Carlos Peguero and Greg Halman haven't been on the team all season, they've made quite an impact.
Inserting fresh bats, especially into a veteran-heavy lineup like the Mariners featured on Opening Day, can really energize a clubhouse.
Rookies play with more enthusiasm and zeal, which can become contagious to the older, more complacent vets on the team.
The Mariner's youth movement has produced two solid outfielders thus far. Carlos Peguero is a great fielder but is only hitting .221, which is still better than Bradley and comes without the headache.
Greg Halman has gotten a handful of starts and has gone seven for his first 11, good for a stout .636 batting average. He has been a nice spark this past week and can hopefully turn his hot start into sustained major league success.