Taking a look at the Dodgers’ six All-Stars, let’s start with Corey Seager, the reigning Rookie of the Year headed to his second straight midsummer classic.
Seager was selected to the National League All-Star team as a reserve by player vote, finishing second to Zack Cozart of the Reds (491 votes to 416), who was elected to start by the fans. Seager finished second in the fan ballot as well, receiving 2,380,026 votes compared to 2,466,143 for Cozart.
This is Seager’s second All-Star game, in as many chances.
Last year in San Diego, Seager was a reserve and played four innings at shortstop. He made a fielding error, and struck out against Dellin Betances in his only at-bat.
Seager also participated in the 2016 Home Run Derby, falling in the first round though setting a Dodgers record for home runs in a single round with 15. That mark was tied by Cody Bellinger on Monday night in the first round.
Seager hit .298/.395/.502 in 81 games, with 13 home runs and 22 doubles. One year after hitting 40 doubles and 26 home runs as a rookie, he is on pace for 40 doubles and 23 home runs this season.
The last Dodgers shortstop to get a hit in the All-Star Game was Maury Willis, who singled in the 10th inning in 1966 to drive home Tim McCarver with the winning run.
Seager is the first Dodgers shortstop to be named an All-Star in consecutive seasons since Wills in 1965-66.