Seattle Mariners Midseason Grades: The Infielders

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The 2015 Seattle Mariners have sucked. Coming off a legitimately good season, the M’s seemed poised to at least threaten for a playoff spot. So far it’s not happening: their record is second-worst in the league, while their run differential is… also second-worst. Let’s celebrate our local tradition of baseball ineptitude by handing out some midseason report cards. Third up: the infielders! Previous posts: the relievers, the starters.

Mar 28, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners infielder

Willie Bloomquist

(8) during a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Willie Bloomquist – 72 PA, .159/.194/.174, 2 wRC+, -0.5 WAR

For years this is the Bloomquist we’ve imagined. A zero at everything, Wee Willie Boom Boom finally realized himself this season and just did absolutely nothing of value. Age caught up to him, and he was no longer able to fake it on the strength of batting average alone. He’s gone, and he won’t be missed. At least not for reasons that make any sense. Grade: F