My Seattle Mariner hitter “picks to click” this August include Dustin Ackley (of course) and Casper Wells, picks based on their performances so far this season. Picking the hot hitters for August stirred memories of past August performances or, in most cases, a desire to do research.
Each year since 1977 is covered here, with the top August hitter described for each season. The slides are ordered from least hot to most hot, based on my somewhat subjective measure of hotness. Please note that some players occur multiple times and those multiplicities will be tabulated at the end, saving the obsessed reader some time and effort.
The hitting accomplishments will be described using the widely accepted triple slash line of batting average / on-base percent / slugging percent, aided by other figures I deem suitable on a case-by-case basis.