When the Guggenheim Group took over the Los Angeles Dodgers, they vowed to get the team in position for a World Series run, as well as replenish the farm system. It seems as if the plan is working because the Dodgers are a top contender for a title in 2014 and the farm system has a few prospects that are highly touted.
According to MLBPipeLine.com, the Dodgers have a prospect ranked in the top-10 at his respective position:
6. Corey Seager, Dodgers: Scouts believe Seager might end up better than his older brother Kyle, the Mariners’ third baseman. Corey uses the whole field to hit and already shows good power. He should add even more as he physically matures. Just 19 years old, he’s already bigger than most Major League shortstops, and a move to third base may be in his future. Either way, he has the tools to be an impactful big leaguer.
Seager is considered one of the Dodgers’ top prospects after being drafted #18 overall in the 2012 MLB Draft. He had a strong 2013 campaign split between Single-A and Advanced-A ball. Overall, Seager hit .269 with 16 home runs and 72 RBI in 101 games for the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The 19-year-old struggled with the Quakes but he was also the youngest player in the entire league.
After the season, Seager went to play for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League. He hit just .181 in 19 games with the Desert Dogs but did add a pair of home runs and 10 RBI in 72 at-bats. Seager is expected to make the move to third base in the near future, especially if the Dodgers extend Hanley Ramirez’s contract.
Many believe that he’s still a couple years away from the big leagues and he will likely begin the year with the Quakes again. Seager was mentioned in trade rumors this off-season in the chance that the Dodgers pursued left-hander David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Dodgers have begun to invest in their future and Seager could be one of the first homegrown talents from the Guggenheim era.
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