Casper Wells - Seattle Mariners

WRGB-TV Channel 6 News :: Sports - Local Athletes - Casper Wells

Hometown: Schenectady, N.Y.
College: Towson
High School: Schenectady High School
Height/Weight: 6-2/201 lbs
Position: Right Field
Bats: Right

2011 Season: Hit .216 (22x102) with 1 double, 7 home runs and 15 RBI in 31 games with Seattle...Had 7 outfield assists (SEA & DET combined) to lead all rookie outfielders...included pair of assists Aug. 29 vs. LAA...Did not play Sept. 17-end of season while battling vertigo like symptoms...Was 3-for-final-45 (.067) over last 15 games...started Seattle career 19-for-57 (.333) with 6 HR, 14 RBI in first 15 games July 31-Aug. 22...Left game Aug. 17 in 6th after being hit on tip of nose by Brandon Morrow pitch...Homered in 4 consecutive games Aug. 13-16 to tie Mariners rookie record for consecutive games with HR (Danny Tartabull, 1986)...first Mariner with HR in 4 straight games since a 5-game streak in 1999 (A. Rodriguez)...Made Mariners debut July 31 vs. Tampa Bay (started in LF)...went 1-for-4 with RBI...Hit safely in 20 of 26 games started with the Tigers (.275/25x91, 9 2B, 4 HR)...Belted his first career leadoff home run on June 22 at Los Angeles (NL)...Recorded career-high 3 hits June 7 at Texas (3x6, R, 2 2B, RBI w/DET)...Optioned to AAA Toledo on July 19...appeared in 7 games, batting .370 (10x27) with 4 runs, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 6 RBI...Made Opening Day roster with Detroit for first time in his career.

Personal: Casper Charles Wells Jr. is a 5th generation Casper in his family...native of Schenectady, NY...attended Towson University (2003-05)...named All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a sophomore in 2004...selected the CAA Player of the Year after hitting .362 (77x213) with 70 runs, 15 doubles, 4 triples, 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 58 games as a junior in 2005.

Casper Wells Player Bio