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55 Michael Saunders CF

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
340.176241
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014SEA163446023812.237.265.176

Player Updates

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Michael Saunders bracing for competition
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders is ready for some competition this spring, according to MLB.com.

Saunders mostly worked on his own during the offseason, but had hitting coach Howard Johnson fly out to work with him for a few days. Saunders credits Johnson for helping him make a late season adjustment in 2013. While Saunders was excited about the team's additions in the offseason, he knows he'll have to compete for his job.

General manager Jeff Zduriencik mostly agreed, saying it was on Saunders to win the job. He added that the team has been waiting for Saunders to get over the hump, but that he's shown a lot of potential in his brief career. 

"I'm going into Spring Training looking for a starting job," Saunders added. "That's what I've worked hard for in the offseason."

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M's hoping Michael Saunders is ready to 'take the next step'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders said he spent the offseason fine tuning the approach that helped him bat .261 with a .469 slugging percentage and .816 OPS over his final 70 games (56 starts) last season.

Saunders spent a little time working with new hitting coach Howard Johnson, who was an integral part to Saunders' second-half surge.

"I knew what I needed to work on going into the offseason. I was really excited about it and I just flew him out to make sure I was doing the right things, because it was him and [former hitting coach Dave] Hansen that were helping me out with it and I kind of connected with HoJo when he got called up," Saunders told MLB.com. "He was basically just keeping an eye on me and seeing what else he could add to it, now that I've had ample time to work at it."

The Mariners expect to have a wide-open competition in the outfield this spring. Saunders can play all three outfield spots, but he needs to find consistency in his offensive game to earn regular playing time during the season.

"It's up to Michael," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "With a lot of these guys, we have competition. Who emerges? We'll see. We've been waiting for Michael, as a good example, to get over that hump. We've seen good things, we've seen spurts from him where he's been good. He can play defense, bunt, run, but he hasn't put his game all together yet. I think everyone would agree, he's a very talented, athletic kid who needs to take the next step. I could say that about several of our young players."

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Michael Saunders gets one-year deal to avoid arbitration
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Mariners signed outfielder Michael Saunders to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. A source told The Seattle Times the deal is worth $2.3 million.

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Michael Saunders drives in two runs
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders doubled twice and drove in two runs Wednesday during an 8-0 win at Detroit. Saunders went 2 for 4 in the game with two runs scored.

The outfielder is batting .237 on the year after the two-hit performance. Saunders has gone 4 for 7 with three doubles, a triple, three runs scored and two RBI over his last two games. He's looking to finish the year strong for the Mariners.

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Michael Saunders comes off bench for Mariners
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders, who had been dealing with a sore neck, returned to action Tuesday night against Texas in an extra-inning game.

Saunders was used as a pinch-runner for Michael Morse and remained in the game to play left field. He ended up singling in two at-bats. Saunders is batting .235 and should be in the lineup Wednesday.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Center Fielders 40 48 17.77
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston200 .000 .000 .000
vs Wilson (Career)2330 .130.259.130
vs LHP410 .400 .250 .250
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/14@TEX5120100
4/15@TEX0000000
4/16@TEX3000011
4/18@MIA3110010
4/19@MIA3000000
4/20@MIA1000000
4/22HOU2000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL /MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
20
@Miami
L2-3
21
Hou
L2-7
22
Hou
L2-5
23
Hou
W5-3
24
25
Tex
10:10 pm
Tickets
26
Tex
9:10 pm
Tickets
27
Tex
4:10 pm
Tickets
28
29
@NYY
7:05 pm
Tickets
30
@NYY
7:05 pm
Tickets
1
@NYY
7:05 pm
Tickets
2
@Hou
8:10 pm
Tickets
3
@Hou
4:10 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009SEA4612213270464041 .258 .279 .221
2010SEA10028929611033358463 .295 .367 .211
2011SEA58161162428125662 .207 .217 .149
2012SEA13950771125195743132214 .306 .432 .247
2013SEA1324065996124654118135 .323 .397 .236
2014SEA163446023812 .237 .265 .176
Total 4911519192339431501534385117 .293 .371 .223
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009SEAOF39349089010 .989
2010SEAOF8985209197844 .981
2011SEAOF56471401391001.000
2012SEAOF136133323315441 .988
2013SEAOF126109263255712 .996
2014SEAOF14824240001.000
Total  4604161049101920107 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009SEA133401001
2010SEA11210612001
2011SEA503515011
2012SEA31321911106
2013SEA23316161146
2014SEA11910000
Total 721256410102515
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 A-Everett561962453133739277427 .361 .474 .270
2006 A-Wisconsin104359488610843948103227 .329 .345 .240
2007 AA-West Tenn1552815121772021 .373 .442 .288
2007 A-High Desert108431911292541477601162710 .392 .473 .299
2008AAA-Tacoma249512234131693012 .308 .400 .242
2008 AA-West Tenn6724846721838303066116 .375 .484 .290
2009AAA-Tacoma6424858771521332254863 .378 .544 .310
2010AAA-Tacoma Rainiers21806161005111740 .293 .213 .200
2011AAA-Tacoma Rainiers6423651681137385071103 .415 .449 .288
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers3112211023100 .375 .455 .182
Total 52619563465419927572852705468539 .361 .442 .277
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
11/19/1986
Age:
27
Hometown:
Victoria, B.C., CAN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:
Tallahasee CC FL
MLB Experience:
6

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