The top six Seattle Mariners players in May 2013 are a mix of hitters and pitchers. The team has struggled a bit during the month, though, with a recent losing streak putting the team further back in the American League West standings. Amid all of the struggles there have been a few players putting up good number still and this list serves as a way to showcase those bright spots. The stats used in the particular list are through the games of Friday (May 24).
Carter Capps In May
In the month of May, Carter Capps has appeared in eight games for the Seattle Mariners already. He has pitched in 9 2/3 innings, while giving up just three runs on eight hits. That works out to a 2.79 ERA to go along with 11 strikeouts, a 0.93 WHIP, and a batting average against him of just .229. Capps has stepped up late in games and is serving as one of the main set-up pitchers for the team.
Tom Wilhelmsen in May
Tom Wilhelmsen has continued to be a great closer for the Seattle Mariners. Wilhelmsen has appeared in eight games in May already, giving up no earned runs over eight innings of work. He has appeared in many games where the team was not leading, though, so he only has three saves during the month. His other numbers include allowing just four hits, striking out six batters, and not losing any games he appeared in. During May he also has a 0.00 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and opponents are hitting just .143 against him.
Felix Hernandez in May
The month of May has been another good showing for Felix Hernandez for the Seattle Mariners. In his first four starts of the month, Hernandez has a .233 ERA to go with a 2-1 record. Hernandez has pitched 27 total innings, allowing just 24 hits over that span while striking out 28 hitters. Hernandez also has a 1.07 WHIP and could very well see his name on the American League All-Star roster later on this summer. Though he has had some rough times this season, Hernandez continues to put up great numbers.
Kyle Seager in May
Kyle Seager is continuing to put up good numbers for the Seattle Mariners in May. Through his first 18 games in the month, Seager has posted a .271 batting average and an OPS of .834. That’s 19 hits in 70 at-bats to go along with 11 runs scored and 10 RBIs. Seager also has eight walks, five doubles, three home runs, and a steal to his credit. He has definitely earned his spot as the regular third baseman for the team now.
Kendrys Morales in May
Kendrys Morales has really started hitting well for the Seattle Mariners during the month of May. Through his first 18 games in the month, Morales is posting a .338 batting average (24-for-71). That is a nice improvement over the numbers he had in April and it is starting to show even more why the team traded for him. Morales also has 11 runs scored, 12 RBIs, five walks, and 10 extra base hits in the month so far. The .391 on-base-percentage and .933 OPS isn’t too bad either.
Raul Ibanez in May
Raul Ibanez has been the hottest player for the Seattle Mariners during the month of May. Though he has only played in 12 games during the month, he has six homes runs and 16 RBIs to his credit already. He has posted a .349 batting average, a 1.238 OPS and nine total extra base hits during that time. Though he was brought in as a role player, Ibanez has shown a lot of veteran flair during the month and continues to be one of the better hitters in the lineup.