The Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system is flush with players who are expected to not only reach the Majors, but also make a significant impact.
One of those players is shortstop Corey Seager, who, at his 21 years of age and first experience this season at the Triple-A, has been generating quite a buzz and garnering praise and comparisons to legendary players.
Seager continued to draw attention Thursday against the Salt Lake Bees (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Triple-A affiliate) by connecting on a solo shot for his third home run of the season in a game in which he went 6-for-6 with the home run, two doubles and three singles.
Seager fell a triple short of the cycle in the OKC Dodgers’ wild 14-11 victory over the Bees. While getting too excited about such a small sample size would be hyperbolic, Seager’s line of .324/.367/.490 through 25 games this season is slowly starting to prove that he might be ready for Chavez Ravine in the near future.
The home run was the first time this season Seager cleared the fence the opposite way. After somewhat of a slow start at the plate in Triple-A, the phenom shortstop is now batting .324/.367/.490 in 25 games with OKC and went 13-for-18 with three home runs, four doubles and 10 RBIs in the four-game series against the Bees.
In a Vin Scully-esque bit of trivia, Seager’s first-inning blast came against Andrew Heaney, who had a five-hour stint with the Dodgers organization this offseason as he was part of the seven-player trade with the Miami Marlins.
Heaney he was then traded to the Angels in exchange for second baseman Howie Kendrick just hours after he joined the Dodgers.