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|
|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|