Everyone’s high on Corey Seager. Everyone. MLB Pipeline announced that Seager was the number one prospect in baseball, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have to be absolutely pleased to hear that. However, that’s not the only praise that Seager has earned lately.
At Fan Fest today, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez took things to a whole new level when it came to speaking in a positive way about the young shortstop.
From Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) of the Los Angeles Times on Twitter:
Adrian Gonzalez on Corey Seager: "He's a kid I could see being a Hall of Famer in the future."
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) January 30, 2016
Oh, is that all? Adrian Gonzalez, quite profoundly, said that he could see Corey Seager “being a Hall of Famer in the future.” That’s not even just high praise. In fact, think of something higher than high and that’s the praise that Gonzalez heaped onto Seager’s shoulders.
In 113 plate appearances last season, Seager put up a slash line of .337/.425/.561 while slugging four home runs, accumulating 17 runs batted in, and scoring 17 runs himself. He was a whirlwind of talent in September, and the Dodgers are hoping he can provide something close to those same results again.
At the rate Seager’s being built up by everyone, he might be able to run for president by the time his rookie year is over, 35-year old requirement be damned.
It’s a huge feather in Seager’s cap to know that Gonzalez thinks this highly of him, but now he must follow through and show he’s deserving of the acclaim.