The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Corey Seager out of Northwest Cabarrus HS (Concord, North Carolina) with the No. 18 overall draft pick in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft. You could say Seager is exceeding expectations to this point, finding himself in High-A as a 19-year-old after a little over a year since joining the Dodgers organization.
Seager began the season in the Midwest League and tore it apart while battling injuries throughout the season. In 312 plate appearances, the shortstop batted .309/.389/.529 with 12 home runs and 9 stolen bases. But the statistics are even more impressive if we narrow the time frame from Seager's first game back from the disabled list to his final game in A ball: .335/.423/.605 (195 plate appearances).
The dominating performance earned him a call up to join the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in High-A, which also meant I could get my first live look of Seager. The embedded video is from his batting practice and live in-game at bats against the Lake Elsinore Storm on Aug. 9, 2013.