Stat of the Day: Fraley's MLB-leading BB rate

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Mariners this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

June 11: Indians 7, Mariners 0 -- Fraley shows patience at plate
Jake Fraley drew yet another free pass in the first inning against Cleveland, his 18th of the season in just his 16th game. With that walk in his three plate appearances, Fraley now has a 30.5% walk rate for the season, which is by far the highest of any of the 409 players in the Majors this season who have at least 50 plate appearances. Only two of those other players have a walk rate of at least 20%.

June 10: Tigers 8, Mariners 3 -- Crawford's 2-way value
Though he didn't have as much to show for it in the series finale, J.P. Crawford has nonetheless been on a tear this month, hitting .400 even after an 0-for-5 day. It all suggests that his bat is catching up to his Gold Glove. The 26-year-old entered Thursday as the only player worth at least 1.2 wins above replacement both at the plate and in the field, according to Baseball-Reference.

June 9: Mariners 9, Tigers 6 (11 innings) -- Seager loves hitting in Detroit
Well before Jake Fraley's heroics, Kyle Seager hit a three-run bomb that tied the game in the sixth inning, making up for the home-run robbery that Derek Hill levied against him in the first, which actually traveled farther than the one that cleared the fence, 429 feet compared to 426, according to Statcast. Seager now has eight career homers at Comerica Park.

June 8: Tigers 5, Mariners 3 -- J.P. thriving in leadoff role
J.P. Crawford had hits in each of his first three at-bats on Tuesday in Detroit, extending a hot streak at the plate since moving into the everyday leadoff role one week prior. Crawford finished 3-for-4 with a walk and is now batting .462 with a .500 on-base percentage since moving back into the No. 1 spot, where he hit in 48 of his 53 games in 2020.

June 6: Mariners 9, Angels 5 -- Gilbert works hard for 1st "W"
Logan Gilbert earned his first big league win after throwing five innings and allowing one run on two hits against the Angels. The righty struck out seven batters and threw 105 pitches -- he's the first Mariners rookie pitcher to throw 105-plus pitches since Justin Dunn threw 106 in a start on Sept. 20, 2020.

June 5: Angels 12, Mariners 5 -- Fraley's 2nd HR a big one
Rookie Jake Fraley highlighted Seattle's five-run fourth inning with a grand slam. The shot was just the second home run of his career and the first grand slam of the season for the Mariners. It was also the first grand slam for Seattle since José Marmolejos hit one on Aug. 27, 2020. Like Fraley, Marmolejos hit his as a rookie.

June 4: Angels 3, Mariners 2 -- Crawford wastes no time
On just the second pitch he saw, J.P. Crawford went deep making it his first leadoff homer. It was also the Mariners' first leadoff home run since Mitch Haniger hit one against the Angels at Angel Stadium on April 20, 2019.

June 3: Mariners 6, Angels 2 -- Sheffield fans Ohtani thrice
Justus Sheffield struck out the Shohei Ohtani three times in a gritty start, which dropped the Halos slugger to 0-for-10 with six strikeouts against the blossoming Seattle starter. Sheffield became just the first pitcher in the big leagues to punch out the two-way star at least three times in multiple starts, coupled with his outing last Aug. 29. In fact, the only other starters to fan Ohtani three times in a single game are Luis Garcia on May 10, and Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel during Ohtani's rookie season in 2018.

June 2: A's 6, Mariners 0 -- Murphy's offensive momentum
Tom Murphy's game-winning sacrifice fly on Sunday was the culmination of his rebound at the plate, even though it was technically an out. The Mariners' backstop continued to steer in a positive direction at the dish by going 1-for-3 on an otherwise quiet night against Sean Manaea, who went the distance in a shutout. Murphy now has six hits in his past six games, hitting .375/.400/.750 (1.150 OPS) in that stretch. It's a small sample size, but after a tough first two months, he and the Mariners will take it.

June 1: A's 12, Mariners 6 -- France's hot streak continues
Ty France has been on a tear since returning from a left wrist injury that sidelined him 10 games earlier this month. The Mariners' slugger has reached base in all nine games since returning from the IL, going 13-for-34 with two runs, three doubles, seven RBIs and two walks -- including a 3-for-5 showing on Tuesday.