December 3, 2020

Why the Dodgers Should Give Corey Seager Another Season at Shortstop (Dodgers Nation)



Since the 2019 season ended, much has been made about Corey Seager’s subpar, return-from-injury season. This has led fans and sports analysts to project him being traded for an upgrade at shortstop. Though options are available for an “upgrade”, the Dodgers should wait and give Seager another year to right the ship.

Seager’s History

Corey Seager was initially called up for the 2015 September roster expansions. In those 27 games he hit 4 home runs, 17 RBIs and slashed .337/.425/.561. The following season Seager became the everyday shortstop for the Dodgers. Picking up right where he left off in 2015, Seager hit 26 home runs, 72 RBIs while slashing .308/.365/.512. His impressive debut season earned him All-Star, Silver Slugger, and National League Rookie of the Year honors. Seager saw a slight regression in his 2017 season but was still solid, hitting 22 home runs and 77 RBIs while slashing .295/.375/.479. For the second consecutive year, he was an All-Star and Silver Slugger award winner.

In 2018, Corey Seager appeared in just 26 games. He hit .267 with 2 home runs and 13 RBIs before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He would miss the remainder of the season…

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