Dodgers top prospect Corey Seager showed he was human in Week 3 of his season for Double-A Tulsa with three hitless games, but he also hit a pair of home runs and ended his week still in the Ted Williams zone at .406.
Seager also walked for the first time all season, ending his week with three, and stole his first base of the season.
Seager also played third base twice, giving him three games at the position on the year. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told reporters in San Francisco that the plan was for Seager to play third base roughly once a week for practical purposes, but that the club still views him as a shortstop.
"The idea is at some point, whether it’s this year or next year, to the extent that we have an injury and he’s our best option if he’s only played shortstop, that obviously limits him to an injury happening at that one position," Friedman said, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. "Giving him reps at another position only helps him and helps us."
Here's a look back at Seager's week:
Monday: 1-for-4 with a double and strikeout at Corpus Christi
Tuesday: 0-for-4, strikeout, GIDP at Corpus Christi; one of only two games all season Seager didn't reached base
Thursday: 0-for-2, two walks, run vs. Northwest Arkansas; his first walk of the season was issued by Royals minor league left-hander Sam Selman.
Friday: 1-for-4, double, strikeout vs. Northwest Arkansas
Saturday: 3-for-4, two home runs, three RBI, two runs vs. Northwest Arkansas; one of the home runs was off a southpaw, Daniel Stumpf.
"The boy is ill":
Sunday: 0-for-4, walk, two strikeouts vs. Northwest Arkansas
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