Dodgers minor league shortstop Corey Seager is one of the top prospects in baseball, so we're going to try something new this season. We are going to provide weekly* updates on his progress throughout the season, which began on Thursday with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers.
Seager ended his 2014 season by hitting .345/.381/.534 with 16 doubles, three triples and two home runs in 38 games with Double-A Chattanooga. After spending the bulk of his spring training as a non-roster invitee in big league camp with the Dodgers, he played with the Triple-A squad on the minor league side in games at Camelback Ranch. But he was still slated to begin 2015 in Double-A, albeit with a new team in Tulsa and a new league in the Texas League.
"We believed wholeheartedly that additional reps in Double-A would be beneficial to his growth as a player and as a human being," Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler said on Thursday. "The decision was made with his best interests squarely in mind."
Seager had multiple hits in three of his four games:
Thursday vs. San Antonio: 2-for-4, double, 2 runs, 3 RBI, sacrifice fly
Friday vs. San Antonio: 0-for-4, strikeout
Saturday vs. San Antonio: 3-for-4, run, RBI
Sunday vs. Corpus Christi: 2-for-4
Dating back to 2014, Seager has 13 multi-hit games in his last 20 games, hitting .363 (29-for-80) during that span. He has 21 multi-hit games in his 42 games at Double-A.
So far in 2014, Seager is hitting .438/.412/.500 in four games. He has also been a part of five double plays at shortstop.
|Double-A to date||42||164||31||58||17||3||2||31||10||40||.354/.384/.530||.915|
*I reserve the right to completely abandon this concept at any time, should it prove to be overkill or too much work, especially since Seager will be mentioned in most daily minor league reports . But for now, we will try to update Seager week by week.