NAME: Corey Seager
WEIGHT: 215 LBS
SEASON IN REVIEW
Corey Seager, younger brother of Seattle Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager, finished the season as the Dodgers’ number two prospect in the organization behind outfielder Joc Pederson. Seager, a 19 year old from Kannapolis, North Carolina, started the season out in Low-A with the Great Lake Loons. In 74 games with the Loons this season, Seager hit for an average of .309 with 12 home runs, 57 RBI’s, and 45 runs scored. He collected 84 hits, 34 walks, and nine stolen bases.
Towards the end of the season, Seager was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Dodgers’ High-A affiliate. Unfortunately for Seager, his success in Low-A didn’t transfer over to the rest of his season with the Quakes. In 27 games, Seager hit for an average of only .160. He collected four homeruns, 15 RBI’s, and 10 runs scored in his short time with the Quakes. On the bright side for Seager, the Dodgers chose to keep him with the Quakes for the rest of the season despite his struggles.
FUTURE GOING FORWARD
Like it was mentioned earlier, Seager finished the season ranked as the number two prospect in the Dodgers’ organization. Seager will most likely start his spring training ball in High-A and try to improve on what he learned last season and hopefully get some action at the Double-A level before Spring Training ends.
After spring training Seager will most likely be sent back down to High-A to hopefully show the Dodgers that he can play at that level and get promoted up to Double-A before next season ends.
The Dodgers have a lot of holes to fill in the infield moving forward. Hanley Ramirez wants to be a Dodger, but the question marks are at third base and second base. Juan Uribe and Mark Ellis are aging and it doesn’t seem reasonable to keep them a part of the long-term plans for the team moving forward. Seager projects to be the third baseman of the future as the Dodgers try and keep his spot warm with low-term contracts before he’s ready to play in the big leagues.
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