Jon SooHoo-Los Angeles Dodgers

Jon SooHoo-Los Angeles Dodgers

Since being called up to the Majors in early September, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been nothing short of impressive.

The 21-year-old reached base in 21 straight starts to begin his career, setting a Los Angeles franchise record. He finished the season reaching base in 24 of 25 starts, including the final game of the season Sunday when he went 3-for-4 with a home run and one walk against the San Diego Padres.

The home run came in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Seager took the first pitch he saw from Padres right-hander Jon Edwards and launched a no-doubter into the right field pavilion:

Seager finished the season batting .337/.425/.561 with the four home runs and 17 RBIs in 27 games. While he has mainly been used as a shortstop, he also played five games at third base and could see time at both positions in the postseason.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated recently Seager has replaced veteran Jimmy Rollins as the everyday shortstop going into the postseason, which Rollins essentially confirmed days after.

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Daniel Starkand is a senior at Chapman University majoring in journalism and minoring in broadcast journalism. He grew up in Burbank, CA. He played baseball at Burbank High and his first year at Chapman. He also writes for The Panther newspaper.

3 Responses

  1. Michael Pascoe

    If Seager goes to the playoffs, does this hurt his rookie season next year?

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    • Will Withers

      His rookie eligibility would remain intact. The current standard is 130 at bats, 50 innings pitched or 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club (excluding time in military service or on the disabled list) before September 1.

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  2. Michael Pascoe

    Thank you so much for answering this, I was so worried about the new phenom. He is going to have a great rookie season next year and I can’t wait. Until now, we still have the playoffs. Go Dodgers.

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