It’s been a whirlwind offseason for Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager. He was recently named as one of the top names to know, and he was named as the top prospect on Keith Law’s list entering the season. Well, now he was named as the top prospect by Baseball America. And that wasn’t all.
Seager wasn’t the only one to get viable recognition by the major prospect publication. In fact, the entire Los Angeles Dodgers organization as a whole received praise by Baseball America, and for good reason. The way the front office has turned around the farm system is a huge deal that cannot be overlooked.
No other team can match Los Angeles’ 1-2 punch of Corey Seager and Julio Urias and the Dodgers have an excellent mix of big league-ready impact talent, role players and promising prospects at the lower levels of the system.
The reason for Baseball America saying that no team can match the Dodgers’ top two punch of Seager and Urias is, well, because they can’t. And the team really does have an “excellent mix” of players that can contribute now as well as players who are earning high marks for the future.
But the praise didn’t stop there. In fact, Corey Seager was named the top prospect by them:
1. Corey Seager, ss/3b, Dodgers
Hit: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Fielding: 45. Arm: 60. ETA: 2016. Age: 21
Expert analysis: he’s pretty good. Shocking, I know, but he’s pretty good. That hit-power combination is something else for a 21-year old shortstop.
Joining Seager on the list from the Dodgers were Julio Urias (#4), who was the top rated pitcher by the publication, Jose De Leon (#23), Kenta Maeda (#50), Cody Bellinger (#54), Grant Holmes (#72), and Alex Verdugo (#100). Talent is aplenty with this organization right now, and Baseball America recognizes it across the board.