This is the beginning of a new semi-regular series entitled No Nonsense, in which I discuss something interesting and little-known about the Mariners... using as few words as possible. Lots of pictures, lots of numbers, lots of GIFs. 150 words. (Darn you, SBN minimums!) Stats, unless otherwise noted, are from FanGraphs. Here we go!
Lefty Smoak and Saunders have something in common besides not knowing how to smile.
|PA||%BIP to LF||HR to LF||%BIP to CF||HR to CF|
|Smoak (L), 2010-2012||956||12%||3||21%||6|
Or, in picture form:
So Saunders did this:
|PA||2B to LF|
|Saunders, ST 2012||45||4|
and then he became a good hitter.
So Smoak did this:
|PA||HR to LF||HR to CF|
|Smoak (L), 2012||347||1||2|
|Smoak (L), ST 2013||33||2||1|
...can history repeat itself?