Tyler Lawrence France...played high school baseball at South Hills High School in West Covina, CA...his number was retired in October of 2019...played college ball at San Diego State University.
Hit .291 (166x571) with 85 runs, 32 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 73 RBI, 46 walks and 27 hit-by-pitch in 152 games with the Mariners. ...MVP - Named Mariners 2021 Most Valuable Player by Seattle Chapter BBWAA voters. ...Value - Led the Mariners in both fWAR (3.5) and bWAR (4.2). ...All-Time First Baseman - Posted the 5th season by a Mariners first baseman with at least 4.0 bWAR...his 4.2 bWAR was the most since John Olerud tallied 5.1 bWAR in 2002. ...Gold Standard - Ranked 1st among all Major League .rst baseman according to Fangraphs Defense metric and T-4th in Majors with four defensive runs saved. ...Ouch - Tied for the Major League lead (also: Mark Canha) with a franchise record 27 hit-by-pitches. ...Hit It - Had 166 hits in 2021, 2nd-most by any Mariners batter, trailing only J.P. Crawford (169)...166 hits were tied for 4th-most in a single season by Mariners first basemen and the most by any Mariners .rst baseman since John Olerud also tallied 166 hits in 2002. ...On-Base Machine - Recorded five on-base streaks of 10 games or more, highlighted by a career-high 17-game streak from June 3-20. ...Versatile - Made starts at 2B (19 GS), 3B (5 GS) and 1B (101 GS) in 2021. ...Looney Platoons - Hit both righties and lefties well in 2021 slashing .280/.369/.413 against righties and .311/.366/.508 against lefties. ...RISPY Business - Hit .321 (45x140) with 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 56 RBI, 13 walks and 5 hit-by-pitch with runners in scoring position. ...Clutch - Tied for 2nd on the team with 12 game winning RBI and 2nd on the team with 24 go-ahead RBI. ...Hard Hit - Recorded 73 base hits with an exit velocity of 100 MPH or more, most among all Mariners batters. ...Different Streaks - Had 8-game hit streak, June 29-July 7 (.355/11x31, 3 R, 2 2B, HR, 6 RBI, HBP, BB)...also had a career-high 9-game hitting streak from June 12-20 (.424/14x33, 8 R, 4 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, HBP, 3 BB)...matched that streak with another 9-game hitting streak July 22-31 (.297/11x37, 8 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI). ...August Heat - Slashed .348/.383/.554 in 28 games in August, going 39x112 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 15 RBI and 18 R. ...Run Streak - Scored a run in 8 straight games from July 25-Aug. 2, the longest streak by a Mariners player in 2021 and T-10th longest streak in the Majors this season. ...Good Stretch - Batted .328 (41x125) in 33 games from June 12 - July 23 with 8 2B, 6 HR, 22 RBI and 19 R. ...So Extra - Tied career-high with five consecutive games with at least 1 XBH, June 14-18. ...“Hit” Streak - Recorded a HBP in 4 consecutive games from 6/8-6/11 the longest streak in the Majors this season, and the longest streak by a Mariner in franchise history. ...No K - Went six games without striking out from 6/5-6/11, the longest streak in his career. Glad to Have You Back - Hit .326 (15x46) in his first 12 games after returning from the Injured List...hit .309 (136x440) with 64 runs, 23 doubles, 1 triple, 15 home runs, 59 RBI, 30 walks and 22 hit-by-pitch in 115 games after returning from the Injured List on May 24. ...Ty Breaker - Recorded first career walk-off hit on 4/16 vs. HOU, a single in the bottom of the 9th to win 6-5...also tallied his 100th career hit earlier that game. ...HR #1 - Hit first homer of the season on 4/3 vs. SF...homer registered an exit velocity of 111.1 MPH, the hardest hit homer of France’s career. ...Hot Start - Slashed .289/.386/.464 in April, going 28x97 with 11 BB, 8 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI and 18 runs scored in 27 games. ...Pro Aztecs - Was one of five San Diego State University alums to appear in the Majors in 2021.
Hit .302 (26x86) with 10 runs, five doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 RBI, six walks and an .815 OPS (.362 OBP/.453 SLG) in 23 games with Seattle...Led Mariners position players with 0.6 fWAR after joining the club on Sept. 4…also led the club in hits (26), average (.302) and slugging (.453) during that span, while ranking T1st in doubles (5), 3rd in RBI and T5th in home runs (2)...Hit .375 (21x56) with four doubles, one triple, one home run, 12 RBI and five walks against right-handed pitchers with the Mariners...Hit .429 (12x28) with three doubles, 11 RBI and three walks with runners in scoring position with the Mariners…overall, hit .442 (19x43) with five doubles and 19 RBI with runners in scoring position in 43 games with the Mariners and Padres this season...Went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk in Seattle debut Sept. 4 vs. TEX… reached base safely in 14 of his first 15 games with the Mariners, while recording at least one hit in 13 games and multiple hits in four games during that span...Hit his first Mariners home run Sept. 11 at ARI, a 446-foot shot to left field, the longest home run of the season by a Mariners batter... Went 3-for-4 with one run, one home run, one RBI and one walk Sept. 12 at ARI…marked his 3rd career game with three hits...Appeared defensively at 2B (10 G, 10 GS) and 3B (4 G, 4 GS), while spending nine games as a DH...Hit safely in each of his last five games, batting .368 (7x19) with two runs, two doubles, five RBI, one HBP and an .874 OPS (.400 OBP/ .874 SLG)...Acquired by Seattle in a trade with San Diego on Aug. 31, along with Taylor Trammell (of), Andrés Muñoz (rhp) and Luis Torrens (c) in exchange for Austin Nola (c), Dan Altavilla (rhp) and Austin Adams (rhp)...Hit .309 (17x55) with four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and a .377 OBP, .491 SLG (.868 OPS) in 20 games with San Diego.
Split the season between SD and El Paso (AAA) and was named Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year, league MVP and MVP of the Triple-A All-Star Game…also earned PCL Mid-Season All-Star honors, was a 2-time PCL Player of the Week award winner and was named a Minor League All-Star by Baseball America...Hit .399 (118-for-296) for ELP, with 27 2B, 1 3B, 27 HR and 89 RBI…joined Hunter Renfroe (2016) as the only Chihuahuas to earn PCL MVP honors and the 6th player to ever win both the PCL's MVP and Rookie of the Year award in the same season...He did not hit below .359 for a 30-day period while he was in Triple-A, and his batting average for the season never fell below .303…his average dipped to .303 just 8 games into the 2019 season on April 11, and he never went below .351 through the end of the season...Made his ML debut on April 26 at WSH and got his 1st hit with his PH single to LF off Kyle Barraclough, singling in the 5.5 hole, where his former coach at San Diego State University, Tony Gwynn, is was so fond of hitting...Recorded his 1st multi-hit game on May 2 at ATL, going 2-for-4 with his 1st and only triple of the season with 2 runs in SD's 11-2 victory...Hit his 1st ML HR on May 7 at NYM off Noah Syndergaard, a 2-run HR to LF in the 4th to tie the game 2-2...In his 1st stint with the big league club from April 26-June 5, slashed .235/.290/.357 over 34 games from April 26June 5...For ELP in June, hit .359 (28-for-78) with 10 HR and 27 RBI while posting a 1.272 OPS in just 21 games...Started at 3rd base for the PCL in the Triple-A All-Star Game on June 10 and was named MVP after hitting a solo HR in the PCL's 9-3 victory over the International League...Recalled by SD on August 16 and spent the rest of the season with the big league club, slashing .233/.298/.453 in 35 games...Homered in back-to-back games for the 1st time in his career on Sept. 1 at SF and Sept. 2 at ARI, including his 1st multi-HR game and a career-high 4 RBI on Sept. 1...After hitting just 2 HR in his 1st 48 career games, France led the Padres with 5 HR in September over 21 games…his 12 RBI in September matched his total for all other months combined (9 in May, 1 in June and 2 in August)...Appeared in 36 games at 3B, making 28 starts, and he appeared in 21 games at 2B, making 17 starts...tossed 2.0 innings of relief (2 appearances), allowing 1 run and 2 hits...Went 7-for-20 (.350) as a PH at the Major League level, posting a .381 OBP and .333 SLG...Was hit by a pitch twice on September 22 vs. ARI after homering in his 1st AB of the game...France and Fernando Tatis Jr. were the only Padres to be HBP more than once in a single game in 2019.
Played 112 games for San Antonio (AA) before being promoted to El Paso (AAA), playing 25 games with the Chihuahuas and posting a .914 OPS...His 137 games played, 136 hits, 30 doubles, 22 HR and 96 RBI between SA and ELP set single season career highs... While with SA, ranked second in the Texas League in AB/RBI (5.39), fifth in RBI (77), tied for fifth in sacrifice flies (five), sixth in PA/K (6.84), eighth in SLG (.448) and 10th in OPS (.798)...Earned TL Mid-Season All-Star honors, batting .253/.364/.441 with 17 doubles, one triple, 10 HR and 51 RBI in the first half with SA...Slashed .287/.382/.532 in 25 games with ELP, logging eight doubles, five homers, 19 RBI and 13 BB...Logged his first multi-HR game as a professional on 5/2 at Frisco...Entered 2019 rated as the No. 28 prospect in the Padres system by Baseball America.
Divided the season between Lake Elsinore (A) and San Antonio (AA), en route to being named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star...Between the 2 clubs, played in 127 games and hit .278 (132-for-474) with a .353 OBP and 24 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 58 RBI and 29 BB...Named a TL Mid-Season All-Star, batting .295/.351/.442 with 12 2B and 3 HR in the 1st half with SA.
Split the year between Fort Wayne (A) and Lake Elsinore (A), earning MiLB.com Organization All-Star honors, playing a combined 128 games and slashing .271/.287/.420...Began the season with FW, hitting .237 (52-for-219) with a .400 OBP and 44 walks in 69 games from April 7-June 28...Following his promotion to LE, proceeded to hit .304 (68for-224) in 60 games with 16 2B, 9 HR, 38 RBI, 15 BB and 12 HBP.
Spent his 1st professional season with Tri-City (A), playing 66 games and hitting .294 (69-for-235) with a .425 OBP...Led TC in 2B (20) and finished 2nd in hits, XBH (21), RBI (36), BB (43), AVG , OBP and SLG (.391).