The LA Dodgers’ prized shortstop prospect Corey Seager has not missed a beat since being called up to the big leagues and making his debut September 3rd. After seven games, Seager has a batting line of .360/.429/.520 with four doubles and four RBI.
In 125 minor league games this season across AA and AAA, Seager’s slash line was .293/.344/.487.
The defense has been as advertised as well, with Seager making several noteworthy plays that have showcased his athleticism and strong arm. There was an odd 2-error inning recently on plays that Seager normally makes easily, but no one is worried with his glovework.
MLB.com has Seager as the Dodgers’ top organizational prospect and it was expected that he would join the parade of elite talent that has been promoted to the big leagues this year, such as Houston SS Carlos Correa and Texas slugger Joey Gallo. The Dodgers didn’t make the call until September 3rd, so his numbers this year won’t compare to what Correa is doing, but Seager is makinga great impression.
The Dodgers have stop-gap solutions in place in the middle of the diamond this year. SS Jimmy Rollins and 2B Howie Kendrick are in the final years of their current contracts and the Blue Crew has the 21-year old Seager poised to be the SS of the future. 3B is a possibility as well, though Justin Turner is having a breakout year there for LA.
Seager started 2014 at hiA Rancho Cucamonga and finished the year at AA Tulsa. This season, he returned to Tulsa and destroyed AA pitching over 20 games (.375/.407/.675) before being called up to AAA.
So far, so good at the big-league level for both Seager and the Dodgers.