While Seager ranks as the Dodgers’ top prospect, he’s the No. 4 shortstop in the Minors according to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com:
Corey Seager, Dodgers: Kyle Seager is an All-Star and Gold Glove third baseman who just got a big contract extension from the Mariners. Scary thing is his kid brother might have more upside. He’s as good a hitter as there is in the Minor Leagues, one who’s bat will profile well even if he has to eventually move to third, a move most foresee. He has All-Star potential wherever he plays.
Seager is ranked behind No. 1 Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros, Francisco Lindor (Cleveland Indians) and Addison Russell (Chicago Cubs). Seager began last season with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, where he finished in 2013. During his time with the Quakes, he hit .352/.411/.633 with 18 home runs and 70 RBIs, which earned a promotion to Double-A Chattanooga.
Seager didn’t skip a beat after moving up a level in competition, batting .345/.381/.534 with two home runs and 27 RBIs in 38 games. Seager earned California League MVP honors and was one of three Dodger prospects to be named the organization’s top Minor League players.
The 20 year old’s performance had some calling for a promotion to the Majors last season. While the Dodgers refrained from calling up their young shortstop, they’re very much aware of Seager’s rise, which may have played a role in their decision not to re-sign Hanley Ramirez.
With Jimmy Rollins entering the final year of his contract, it’s plausible Seager’s arrival could come as soon as the 2016 season. Seager was one of 17 Dodgers to earn a non-roster invitation to Spring Training.