The Dodgers’ new franchise player is now 23-years-old.

Corey Seager, the 2016 Rookie of The Year, celebrates a birthday today. Despite his ripe age, Seager is already one of the game’s most formidable bats.

Seager hit a 1st inning homer Thursday, making him the second Dodger to homer against the Giants on his birthday (Matt Kemp), according to Alanna Rizzo.

Throughout Seager’s minor league career, the Dodgers balked at including him in deals for proven stars such as Cole Hamels and David Price. That decision has proven wise. Seager is arguably the team’s best offensive player already.

He’s hitting .317 with four homers and 16 RBI on the 2017 season. Seager has been one of the bright spots through the team’s early struggles.

A Charlotte, North Carolina, native, Seager was selected 18th overall in the 2012 draft. His brother Kyle is the starting third baseman for the Seattle Mariners.

Cody Bellinger and Julio Urias are now in L.A., but the leader of the next era of Dodgers baseball is undoubtedly Seager.

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