Corey Seager, Infield, Los Angeles Dodgers, #5
Date of Birth: 4/27/1994
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Corey Seager, shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was drafted by the Dodgers in 2012. He played in the Dodgers' minor league system from 2012 through 2015. He batted .307 with 467 hits, 116 doubles, 278 RBIs, and 313 strikeouts to 144 walks in 390 games. Defensively, as a shortstop, he made 1,000 assists, 221 double plays, 514 putouts, and 71 errors in 360 games.
Seager joined the Dodgers for 27 games in 2015. He hit his first major league home run on September 12th. That day, he went four for four, walked once, and had a stolen base. In his 27 games, he batted .337 with 33 hits, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 17 RBIs, and 2 stolen bases.
Seager had an outstanding first full season with the Dodgers in 2016. He won his first Silver Slugger award for batting .308 with 193 hits, 40 doubles, 26 home runs, and 72 RBIs in 157 games. In the postseason, he batted .205 with 9 hits, including a double and 2 home runs, and 4 RBIs in 44 at-bats in 11 games. Defensively, as the Dodgers' shortstop in the regular season, he made 356 assists, 67 double plays, 195 putouts, and 18 errors in 155 games.
Seager won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2016.
Corey's brother Kyle plays with the Seattle Mariners.