Mark Teahen doesn’t leap to mind as much of a triples hitter, but he produced 24 in his five seasons with the Royals, including a career-high eight in 2007. Teahen was acquired as the supposed key player when Kansas City traded Johnny Damon.
Teahen just never developed into a legitimate, productive every day player, for the KC Royals or anyone else.
As a rookie, Seitzer finished second in the American Rookie of the Year balloting, behind Mark McGuire. He hit .323, knocked out 207 base hits, and legged out eight triples. Unfortunately, Seitzer never topped those marks for hits and triples – not for the Royals or for anyone else.
Seitzer later spent time as the Royals batting coach.