Seattle Mariners Midseason Grades: The Outfielders

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Jun 12, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners left fielder Rickie Weeks (25) flips his bat after flying out during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rickie Weeks – 95 PA, .167/.263/.250, 51 wRC+, -0.7 WAR

Hey, I thought Weeks was a good bet. He was a good bet, considering that he was fine in a limited role a year ago. But sometimes dudes just have nothing left, and the M’s exacerbated the situation by forcing him into a corner outfield role that he was not at all suited for. Seattle brought this upon themselves, and perhaps their mishandling of the situation is why Weeks is still a free agent. Would’ve helped if he had been even a tad bit less useless, of course. Grade: F

James Jones – 14 PA, .000/.143/.000, -48 wRC+, -0.3 WAR

Jesus Sucre has only been the second-worst hitter on the team this year. That should say all that needs to be said about Jones, who had a hot BABIP start in 2014 that earned him lots of slack amongst certain portions of the fanbase. Fine, go ahead and love a terrible player. We all had high hopes for Willie Bloomquist going into 2003, right? Grade: F