Originally written July 23, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
Kyle Seager is putting himself among some elite company with his bat this season.  Seager is hitting .289/.353/.487 with 16 home runs and 46 RBIs, which is a drastic improvement from his solid but unspectacular 2012 campaign.  However it’s not his triple slash line that has me so impressed with Seager right now—it’s his streaks and consistency. Only three players have managed to put together three 10-game hitting streaks in 2013: Kyle Seager, Miguel Cabrera, and Jacoby Ellsbury.  More impressively, Seager has done something the other two have not done this year; he has had two hit streaks of 15 or more games.  Seager has been worth 3.7 fWAR, putting him easily in the top 20 offensive players in the MLB.  Seager’s 16-game hitting streak from earlier this season is the fourth longest in the American League in 2013. How rare is two 15-game hitting streaks in one season by the same player?  Pretty rare actually.  From 2010 to 2012, only four players have had multiple hit strea...
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