Mariners Exit Interviews 2019: Shed Long

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Mariners Exit Interviews 2019: Shed Long
Mariners Exit Interviews 2019: Shed Long

The brightest spot of the Mariners 2019 season, in a literal sense, was Shed Long's smile. I don't know what sort of dental regimen one cultivates when they don't drink water unless it comes from a hose, but it's working. More pertinently, Long's play was also one of the most exciting parts of a dreary step-back season. Despite missing time mid-season with both a shoulder injury and a fractured finger on his throwing hand, the freshly 24 year old looked as advertised once he made it to the bigs. He made solid contact, took plenty of walks, and slugged above what would be expected from a 5'8, 184 lbs second baseman. His final line in 168 PAs was .263/.333/.454 with five home runs and three steals

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