Dodgers’ top prospect Corey Seager got the call on Friday. Ok, it was not THE call as into the major leagues, but he was promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
#Dodgers are promoting blue chip prospect Corey Seager to Triple A OKC. Hit .372 with 1.039 OPS in 19 games at Double A Tulsa this year
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 1, 2015
As Plunkett notes Seager literally destroyed Double-A so far this season! Baseball-Reference has his stats listed now that as of playing 20 games in Double-A he is hitting .375 with a 1.082 OPS.
In 80 plate appearances Seager recored 30 hits, seven doubles, a triple, five home runs and drove in 15 runs. These numbers did not go unnoticed by Dodgers who should be keeping tabs on the number five top prospect in baseball (prior to the season, he’s now considered the third best prospect since the promotions of the Cubs Kris Bryant and Addison Russell). The team then promoted him to Triple-A, making him that much closer to the majors.
Seager, 21, has garnered a lot of attention not only because of his numbers but also because his brother is 2014 All-Star and Gold Glove Award winning third baseman Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners like what they saw of the senior Seagar last season so much that they have already locked him in for the next seven years.
The younger Seager, a shortstop, has always been trying his hand at third base while in Tulsa. Still, Seager’s arrival in the big leagues still appears to be next season unless he continues to crush the ball as a member of the Pacific Coast League and if there is an injury on the big league squad.
But expect to see Seager in Dodger blue in 2016. Both shortstop Jimmy Rollins and third baseman Juan Uribe will both be free agents after the season. The Dodgers will be looking to Seager to fill that void.