It’s rare these days when a prospect lives up to the hype bestowed upon them during their minor league careers. However that’s what Corey Seager has done. He’s lived up to every expectation and surpassed them. He’s not only surpassed them but blown them out of the water. For the past two seasons Seager has been one of the best hitters in the Dodger’s lineup. He won the National League rookie of the year in 2016 and now he’s won his second consecutive silver slugger award.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 9, 2017
Seager is the first Dodger to win consecutive silver slugger awards since Mike Piazza back in 1996-1997. Last season Seager slashed .308/.365/.512 with 26 home runs 72 runs batted in and 193 hits. He was an offensive force at shortstop for the Dodgers again in 2017 as he slashed .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs 77 runs batted in and posted an .854 OPS in 145 games. In 613 plate appearances Seager posted a 125 OPS + and smacked 33 doubles. Seager batted .273 (3 for 11) during the NLDS sweep over Arizona, but injured his back and was not on the NLCS roster against the Cubs. Seager returned in the World Series against the Astros and hit a home run while going 6 for 27 with 4 runs batted in and 4 runs scored.
The silver slugger awards are presented annually to the best offensive players at each position. Seager’s 52 career home runs are the most in LA Dodger history at the shortstop position. Only Pee Wee Reese has hit more in franchise history. Seager also hit .361 with runners in scoring position. Pretty damn good. Way to go Corey!