The Dodgers getting Corey Seager back at full health was one of the highlights of the 2020 season. After back-to-back years of battling injuries, Seager returned and put up some of the best numbers of his career.
Those numbers ultimately resulted in an NLCS and World Series MVP for the Dodgers shortstop. Despite that finish, Seager still doesn’t get the recognition that he deserves. That was true again this week as MLB Network came out with their top shortstop rankings heading into the 2021 season.
Seager came in at the number 6 spot for shortstops in the league. He finished behind Trevor Story, Fernando Tatis Jr, Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor, and Trea Turner. While there are admittedly a few guys ahead of the Dodgers shortstop, ranking him 6th is flat out wrong.
From just a recency standpoint, Seager put up the second-best wRC+ of the 2020 season among shortstops. He also put up the second-best wOBA and second-best slug percentage. Seager drove in the third-most runs of any shortstop and put up the second-best isolated power. Defensively, the Dodgers shortstop left a little to be desired.
If the major difference-maker in this conversation is defense, Trea Turner should probably be moved down the list. Whatever reason they decided to rate Seager 6th, I am sure that he hasn’t paid any attention. The Dodgers won a World Series in 2020, and no other shortstop on that list can say that.
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