In perhaps the lone blemish in L.A.’s 14-3 blowout win over the Padres, Corey Seager’s throwing error led to a first inning San Diego run.
Dave Roberts said Seager hadn’t fielded any ground balls this spring, so there’s little reason to be concerned with his defense.
Dave Roberts said he wasn't concerned about Corey Seager's throwing. Seager hadn't fielded a grounder all spring, he said.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) April 3, 2017
Defense was initially considered one of Seager’s weaknesses as a prospect, but that hasn’t come to fruition. In fact, FanGraphs had him as a top 10 defensive shortstop in baseball.
Seager’s bat is certainly not a concern. He blasted a 3-run homer in the win, while also walking twice. His bid for an MVP-worthy season is off to a solid start.
The Dodgers have concerns, but none of those fall on Seager. At just 22-years-old, he’s already one of the best players in baseball. And his team flashed exactly what it’s capable of Monday.