Dodgers’ shortstop, Corey Seager, shared his title as a Rookie of the Year finalist this year with teammate Kenta Maeda and Nationals’ Trea Turner. Though all of these players had successful rookie seasons, I think everybody knew who was going to come out on top.

On Monday, Corey Seager was named the National League Rookie of the Year!

Even before the official announcement, fans and critics knew Seager would take the title. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale called Seager’s accomplishment “unanimous” in a tweet posted early Monday morning.

Back in the 90’s the Dodgers had a five year streak of Rookie of the Year title winners (1992-1996), and the streak ended just there. The last Dodger to claim a Rookie of the Year title was Todd Hollandsworth in 1996. Thankfully, Corey Seager has ended that dry spell!

It was no surprise to many this year that Seager claimed the title in his first full season with the MLB. The 22 year old shortstop ended the regular season as a batting leader with 26 home runs, 40 doubles, and 72 RBI’s. He hit .308/.365/.512 in a total of 157 games.

Plus, If you hit three home runs in one game, how do you not win a Rookie of the Year title?

Congratulations, Corey Seager, on winning the National League Rookie of the Year award!

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