Michael “The Condor” Saunders stats for the week of June 18th through June 24th:
Home Runs: 1
What Went Wrong? Saunders misplayed a couple of balls off the wall in Arizona, one leading to an outfield assist, and the other unfortunately leading to an inside-the-park home run for Ryan Roberts. Look for sharper defense from Saunders once the Mariners return to the friendly confines of Safeco Field.
What Went Right? Hitting a home run in Petco Park is no easy task, and the Condor put one out with a good swing on a pitch on the inner half, showing the ability to get his hands around quickly and keep the ball fair–something he couldn’t do last year. Saunders also swiped two bases and currently ranks 5th in the A.L. in Power-Speed #.