Corey Seager won his second Silver Slugger Award on Thursday. He has only played in two full seasons in his career, which makes this even more ridiculous. Let’s check out just how successful Corey Seager was at the plate compared to other National League shortstops!
The Dodgers shortstop’s 2017 season was fantastic. In 539 at-bats, Seager put up a slash line of .295/.375/.479, with 22 home runs, 33 doubles, 77 runs batted in, and an OPS of .854. So how do these numbers, and others, break down compared to the rest of the shortstops in the National League? Corey Seager’s 159 hits and 67 walks came in first place. His .295 AVG, .375 OBP, .479 SLG, and his .854 OPS came in second place. Lastly, his 77 runs batted in tied for second place and his 22 home runs came in fourth place. Zack Cozart of the Reds beat Seager in many categories (HR, AVG, OBP, etc.), but Cozart also had 101 less at-bats than him.
This award is voted on by the managers and coaches of Major League Baseball, so it just goes to show the amount of respect that Corey Seager gets from the rest of the league. In honor of Seager going back-to-back, let’s take a look at some of his best offensive moments from 2017!
Corey Seager’s grand slam against the Reds:
The time when it looked like Corey Seager tipped his hat to his own home run (Though he didn’t, really):
Corey Seager’s two home runs against the Giants:
Corey Seager’s three home runs against the Mets:
Finally, this might have happened in the postseason, but the emotion that Corey Seager showed after this home run in Game 2 of the World Series is amazing:
Congratulations, Corey Seager, on winning your second Silver Slugger Award! What was your favorite Corey Seager moment from 2017? Let us know in the comments below!