Since being called up to the Majors in early September, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has been nothing short of impressive.
The 21-year-old reached base in 21 straight starts to begin his career, setting a Los Angeles franchise record. He finished the season reaching base in 24 of 25 starts, including the final game of the season Sunday when he went 3-for-4 with a home run and one walk against the San Diego Padres.
The home run came in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Seager took the first pitch he saw from Padres right-hander Jon Edwards and launched a no-doubter into the right field pavilion:
Seager finished the season batting .337/.425/.561 with the four home runs and 17 RBIs in 27 games. While he has mainly been used as a shortstop, he also played five games at third base and could see time at both positions in the postseason.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated recently Seager has replaced veteran Jimmy Rollins as the everyday shortstop going into the postseason, which Rollins essentially confirmed days after.