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Corey Seager’s first 162 games among best in Dodgers history

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Corey Seager was 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday’s win over the Diamondbacks, his third consecutive multi-hit game. It was his 162nd career game.

Since we took a look at Seager through his first 81 games, let’s see how he ranks over the equivalent of a full season in Dodgers franchise history.

Seager has a career line of .321/.386/.540, with between 7.7 (Baseball-Reference) and 8.6 (FanGraphs) Wins Above Replacement.

Just on its own, there have been 29 individual Dodgers seasons with an on-base percentage and slugging percentage that high with enough playing time to qualify for the batting title, though none of them were by a shortstop, let alone a rookie shortstop.

Among Dodgers in their first 162 career games*, Seager ranks...

t-2nd in hits (204) with Buddy Hassett (1936-37), behind Johnny Frederick (235, 1929-30); Seager ranks 1st among LA Dodgers

5th in runs (111), behind Frederick (142); Seager’s LA rank: 1st

2nd in doubles (47), behind Frederick (55); LA rank: 1st

4th in home runs (28), behind Mike Piazza (31, 1992-93) and Frank Howard (31, 1958-61); LA rank: 4th

t-14th in RBI (83), behind Howie Schultz (112, 1943-44); LA rank: 7th

2nd in total bases (343), behind Frederick (374); LA rank: 1st

3rd in batting average (.321), behind Frederick (.339); LA rank: 2nd, behind Yasiel Puig (.324)

4th in on-base percentage (.386), behind Puig (.406); LA rank: 2nd

2nd in slugging percentage (.540), behind Puig (.552); LA rank: 2nd

2nd in OPS (.926), behind Puig (.958); LA rank: 2nd

*since 1913 for Brooklyn years