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Corey Seager named 2014 California League MVP

Steve Saenz | RC Quakes

RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Dodgers shortstop prospect extraordinaire Corey Seager hasn't been in Class-A Rancho Cucamonga for over a month, but the impression he left was great enough to earn California League MVP honors, announced on Friday.

Seager, 20, hit .352/.411/.633 with 18 home runs and 34 doubles in 80 games with the Quakes, and at the time of his promotion to Double-A led the Cal League in doubles, total bases (207), extra-base hits (54), slugging percentage and OPS. He was second in hits (115) and batting average, fourth in RBI (70) and seventh in on-base percentage.

The Dodgers drafted Seager in the first round of the 2012 draft, No. 18 overall.

He is the first Dodgers minor leaguer to win Cal League MVP since Carlos Santana in 2008, and the ninth overall.

Seager has picked up where he left off in Double-A Chattanooga, hitting .333/.356/.495 with 11 doubles, two triples and one home run in 28 games for the Lookouts, and had an 18-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday.

Dodgers to win California League MVP
Player Pos Year Team
Sonny Johnson OF 1970 Bakersfield
Kelly Snider 1B 1977 Lodi
Mike Marshall* 1B 1979 Lodi
Candy Maldonado* OF 1980 Lodi
Luis Lopez C/1B 1987 Bakersfield
Adam Riggs 2B 1995 San Bernardino
Chin-Feng Chen OF 1999 San Bernardino
Carlos Santana C 2008 Inland Empire
Corey Seager SS 2014 Rancho Cucamonga
*co-MVP winner