Beginning his first full season with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, Corey Seager performed well and earned a promotion to Double-A Chattanooga.
In 80 games with the Quakes, Seager finished his time in the Cal League with a .352 average, 34 doubles and 18 home runs. Already one of the younger prospects in the California League, he went to a league that out-aged him by nearly five years when he was promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League.
Seager has continued to prove age is but a number as he’s more than held his own since his promotion. Through 28 games with the Lookouts, the shortstop is batting .333/.356/.495 in 28 games with the Lookouts.
While Seager is still finishing the 2014 season with the Lookouts, he was named the Cal League MVP, the team announced:
Corey Seager was named the California League’s Most Valuable Player for 2014 on Friday. The shortstop, who played in 80 games with Rancho Cucamonga this season, becomes the second player in Quakes history to earn the honor. Seager was also named a Post-Season All-Star.
Selected 18th overall in the 2012 draft, Seager immediately assumed top prospect status with his ability to hit and projectable power. He entered the 2014 season as the Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect and has seen his status rise, with MLB.com and Baseball America grading him as the 16th best prospect in baseball during their midseason rankings.
Seager joined Julio Urias at this season’s Futures Game and went 0-for-1 with a hit by pitch. Seager, Uris and Joc Pederson are a trio of prospects the Dodgers are high on and refused to move at the trade deadline.
While his size has some believing a transition to third base will eventually occur, the Dodgers have thus far maintained Seager will play shortstop.
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