The Dodgers had a pair of prospects named to the 2014 Baseball America Minor League All-Star team on Wednesday, with shortstop Corey Seager and center fielder Joc Pederson getting the honors.
Seager won the California League MVP this season, which saw him play for both Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga, and Pederson was named the Pacific Coast League MVP.
Seager hit .349/.402/.602 with 50 doubles, 20 home runs, 97 RBI and 89 RBI in 118 games across both levels, the second Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer with 50 doubles in a season. The 20-year-old shortstop hit .345/.381/.534 with 16 doubles, three triples and two home runs in 38 games after getting promoted to Double-A.
With five triples, Seager's 75 extra-base hits were three behind Cubs uber prospect Kris Bryant for the minor league lead. The Baseball America staff said of Seager, "Seager may actually be somewhat underrated."
Pederson hit .303/.435/.582 with 33 home runs, 30 stolen bases, 106 runs scored, 78 RBI and 100 walks in 121 games with the Isotopes this season, the first player in the Pacific Coast League to join the 30-30 club in 80 years.
"He offers the rare combination of power for the middle of the order and speed to handle center field in the big leagues," wrote the Baseball America staff report. "Pederson’s strikeout rate, while high, came down by six percentage points in the second half to a more manageable 23 percent."
Pederson, who made his major league debut on Monday, was also named to the Baseball America Minor League All-Star team in 2013.