Since being called up on Thursday, Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager has been as advertised.
He’s started at shortstop and third base in four of the five games since he’s been promoted, making all the routine plays. Seager is hitting .333 with three doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored. With Jimmy Rollins dealing with a finger issue, the young infielder should get more opportunities to show off his talent.
On Monday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Seager showed off his defensive prowess and strong arm on a grounder by Albert Pujols:
While Pujols isn’t the fastest runner in baseball, Seager made a nice play deep in the hole and was able to fire a good throw to Scott Van Slyke. Monday was Seager’s busiest day in the field and he made all the plays. He also went 1-for-3 with two walks at the plate.
Seager was one of the more anticipated prospects in recent memory for the Dodgers, much like Joc Pederson was last season. It’s expected that the 21-year-old will be the team’s everyday shortstop in 2016, making this preview of what’s to come that much more exciting for Dodger fans.