LOS ANGELES — Dodgers shortstop and National League Rookie of the Year favorite Corey Seager also made history on Monday as the first Los Angeles Dodgers rookie to finish in the top three of National League MVP voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Joining Seager in the top three is likely winner Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Daniel Murphy of the Nationals. The MVPs for the National League and American League will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. PT on MLB Network.
Seager is the first Dodgers rookie to finish in the top three in MVP voting since pitcher Joe Black for Brooklyn in 1952.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have only had two other rookies finish in the top 10 in MVP voting — Fernando Valenzuela finished fifth in 1981 (he won the Cy Young Award and Rookie of the Year), and Mike Piazza finished ninth in 1993 (he won ROY).
Seager on Monday was also named a finalist for NL Rookie of the Year.