With the Minor League season winding down, some players are set to be promoted to Major League rosters while others will look to keep busy.
While Alex Guerrero and Joc Pederson will likely join the Los Angeles Dodgers when rosters expand in September, another elite prospect is set to play in the Arizona Fall League. According to MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, Corey Seager headlines a group of Minor League prospects that will play in the fall league:
Seager, Sweeney, Schebler and Thomas are Dodgers prospects named to Arizona Fall League club.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 26, 2014
Seager began the year with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga before being promoted to Double-A Chattanooga in July. The shortstop hit .352 with 18 home runs, 34 doubles and 70 RBIs in 80 games with the Quakes. Seager’s performance earned him California League MVP honors.
Widely considered one of the Dodgers’ top prospects, Seager has a .326 batting average and 21 RBIs through 32 games with the Lookouts. With the uncertainty surrounding Hanley Ramirez’s future with the Dodgers, Seager figures to factor in heavily at the shortstop position moving forward.
As for Darnell Sweeney, he’s hit .285 and drove in 55 RBIs in his first season with the Lookouts. Sweeney spent the 2013 with the Quakes and this is his third season in the Dodgers organization. In an update of the Dodgers prospects’ rankings, Sweeney came in at No. 8.
Scott Schebler has also put together a successful 2014 campaign with the Lookouts. The outfielder is hitting .283 in 129 games with 27 home runs, 14 triples and 72 RBIs. The final Dodger representative set to play in the AFL is reliever Mike Thomas, who has appeared in 46 games.
The AFL begins its 23rd season on Oct. 7.
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