Seattle Mariners 

Checking Taylor Motter

Taylor Motter made his big-league debut last season with the Tampa Bay Rays at age 26. He promptly went on to bat .188/.290/.300 in 34 games and 93 plate appearances. That equaled a .267 wOBA and 66 wRC+. In other words, he performed poorly at the plate in the small sample that was 2016. Motter has flipped that script upside down in 2017. How? First of all, it’s important to understand Motter, despite being old for the league every step of the way, hit well at most of his minor…