The Los Angeles Dodgers got a glimpse into their future on Sunday when top infield prospect Corey Seager came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with the winning run on third base.
Seager proceeded to win the game with a double to deep center field that drove pinch-runner Jarek Cunningham home.
The 20-year-old shortstop was invited to big league camp this spring, and has shown some of the potential that has the organization excited about the coming years.
When asked about his approach in the final at-bat, the infielder broke it down. “Just a good pitch to swing at. Something out over the middle of the plate and put a good swing on it,” Seager said.
The former first-round pick has participated every day this spring for the Dodgers, notching two hits and four walks so far. While some have said that Seager may need to move to third base in the future due to his size, manager Don Mattingly mentioned that his prospect will spend the spring at shortstop only.
If things go as planned, then Seager will be at shortstop and winning games at Dodger Stadium.