Corey Seager, arguably the top prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system, continues to create buzz in the Pacific Coast League. His talent both as a defensive shortstop and ability to swing the bat have also solidified him as one of the top prospects in all of baseball.
Seager’s upward trend and talent were on full display Sunday against the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Colorado Rockies Triple-A affiliate. The prized shortstop went 2-for-5 with an impressive opposite-field grand slam for his 11th home run of the season.
Seager also doubled and scored two runs in the win. Prior to Sunday’s game, he had been in somewhat of a slump as in a previous series against the Reno Aces, the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate, he went 2-for-12 with four strikeouts and a home run.
After batting .375/.407/.675 with five home runs, seven doubles and 15 RBIs with Double-A Tulsa over 20 games, Seager was promoted to Triple-A for the first time in his career. He needed some time to adjust, but has nonetheless continued to hit well — .276/.330/.437 with the aforementioned 11 home runs and 51 RBIs in 94 games.
Although the Dodgers haven’t specifically named any players expected to be promoted, it won’t come as much of a surprise should Seager reach the Majors when active rosters expand in September.