Seager, 26, has been one of the Mariners' most consistent and productive players since his midseason arrival in 2011. The North Carolina native led the club in games played in '12 and '13 and is again tops in that category. He's was in the lineup Tuesday for the 97th time in the Mariners' first 100 games.
Seager was selected as the Mariners Most Valuable Player by the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America last year and is having his best season yet this season as he was selected to his first All-Star Game while leading the team in home runs and RBIs.
Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox was the national Heart & Hustle Award winner last year, when Raul Ibanez was the Mariners' nominee. This is Seager's first time being selected for the honor.
Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.