Dodgers News: Corey Seager Ranked Top Shortstop Prospect By MLB Pipeline
Dodgers News: Corey Seager Ranked Top Shortstop Prospect By Mlb Pipeline
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As was somewhat expected, shortstop Corey Seager was among the players called-up last season by the Los Angeles Dodgers once active rosters expanded.

However, the immediate impact and success Seager had was not necessarily as expected. Making his Major-League debut on Sept. 3, 2015, the 21 year old more than took advantage of an ailing Jimmy Rollins.

Seager played his way to an everyday role at shortstop and became the youngest position player to start a postseason game in franchise history when he was penciled in the lineup for Game 1 against the New York Mets in the 2015 National League Division Series.

The bright lights and a formidable Mets starting rotation were enough to cool Seager at the plate as he went just 3-for-16 with eight strikeouts, one double and one walk.

By definition still a prospect, Seager was again ranked the No. 1 shortstop by MLB Pipeline:

1. Corey Seager, Dodgers

His brother Kyle is an All-Star, and Corey should be even better. He led the Minors in hitting (.349) and doubles (50) in 2014, then batted .337/.425/.561 during a September callup last year — at age 21. Seager may eventually move to third base, but his combination of a sweet left-handed stroke, bat speed, strength, uncanny feel for hitting and mature approach give him a higher offensive ceiling than any Major League shortstop except for Carlos Correa.

In 27 regular-season games with the Dodgers last season, Seager hit a blistering .337/.425/.561 with four home runs, eight doubles, 17 RBIs, a .421 wOBA and 175 wRC+.

He began the year with Double-A Tulsa, then joined Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 1. The prized shortstop batted .375/.407/.675 with five home runs, seven doubles and 15 RBIs over 20 games with the Drillers.

After joining the OKC Dodgers on May 1, Seager hit .278/.332/.451 with 13 home runs, 30 doubles and 61 RBIs in 105 games.

Previous unveilings of top prospects at their respective positions included Jose De Leon being ranked the fifth-best right-hander in the Minors, Julio Urias the top left-handed pitcher, Cody Bellinger the No. 6 first baseman and Micah Johnson the No. 6 second baseman.