On Thursday, Oct. 6, Los Angeles Dodgers’ shortstop, Corey Seager, was announced as a nominee for the Hank Aaron Award. Seager is looking to become the youngest winner of the award at the ripe age of 22 years old.
The Hank Aaron Award started in 1999 and awards the best offensive players in each league. This year, fans get to participate and share their votes online using hashtags. Dodger fans can share their vote by tweeting the #VoteCorey hashtag.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 6, 2016
Seager made his major league debut last year on Sept. 3. This year, in his first full season, he played in a total of 157 games where he attained 40 doubles, 26 home runs, and 72 RBIs. The rookie hit .308/.365/.512 with a total of 193 hits. The talented shortstop also broke a Dodgers franchise record for the most hits in a season by a rookie after his 181st hit this September.
Dodger Rumors are that the rookie has already proven to be a favorite in the competition and this time has the extra help from fans that are able to vote.
In related Dodgers news, the only other Dodger to receive a Hank Aaron Award was Matt Kemp in 2011. Since Kemp’s trade, Seager has definitely pleased fans filling in for the loss a great offensive player.
Here’s how the rest of the field looks for the National League Hank Aaron Award:
National League Nominees:
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Jake Lamb|
|Atlanta Braves||Freddie Freeman|
|Chicago Cubs||Kris Bryant|
|Cincinnati Reds||Joey Votto|
|Colorado Rockies||Nolan Arenado|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Corey Seager|
|Miami Marlins||Christian Yelich|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Ryan Braun|
|New York Mets||Yoenis Cespedes|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Odubel Herrera|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Gregory Polanco|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Stephen Piscotty|
|San Diego Padres||Wil Myers|
|San Francisco Giants||Brandon Crawford|
|Washington Nationals||Daniel Murphy|
Both leagues have Hank Aaron Award winners. This is how the American League looks:
American League Nominees:
|Baltimore Orioles||Mark Trumbo|
|Boston Red Sox||David Ortiz|
|Chicago White Sox||Jose Abreu|
|Cleveland Indians||Jose Ramirez|
|Detroit Tigers||Miguel Cabrera|
|Houston Astros||Jose Altuve|
|Kansas City Royals||Eric Hosmer|
|Los Angeles Angels||Mike Trout|
|Minnesota Twins||Brian Dozier|
|New York Yankees||Didi Gregorious|
|Oakland Athletics||Khris Davis|
|Seattle Mariners||Nelson Cruz|
|Tamps Bay Rays||Evan Longoria|
|Texas Rangers||Adrian Beltre|
|Toronto Blue Jays||Josh Donaldson|