AB 2455
AVG .232
OBP .305
SLG .397
HR 81
  • Full name Michael Edward Brett Saunders
  • Born 11/19/1986 in Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Tallahassee CC
  • Debut 07/25/2009
  • Drafted in the 11th round (333rd overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
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    Saunders is a legitimate two-way prospect. He has a tall, athletic build with long arms and legs. On the mound, he has a loose, fluid arm action from a three-quarters slot and gets good extension over his front side. His fastball sits in the 88-91 mph range on a good downhill plane with late tail and sink, but his other pitches need work. He throws a curveball that he guides instead of letting it go, and slows his arm on his changeup. At the plate, he has an open, straightaway stance, and is a patient hitter with a fluid stroke that has a slight uppercut. The ball jumps from his bat and he projects to have above-average power. Defensively, he has above-average arm strength and a decent glove, but needs lots of ground balls to improve his fielding. He is a fringe-average runner who is better under way.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Seattle Mariners in 2010
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Seattle Mariners in 2008

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