Corey Seager broke onto the scene last year for the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .337/.425/.561 with 4 home runs and 17 runs batted in over 113 plate appearances.
Seager, who will turn 22 next month, didn’t step to the plate 150 times last year, so that means he can still win the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award, and he is the favorite to do so. Seager also ranks as baseball’s top prospect according to MLB Pipeline with Byron Buxton, Lucas Giolito, Julio Urias, J.P. Crawford, Orlando Arcia, Yoan Moncada, Dansby Swanson, Joey Gallo, and Tyler Glasnow rounding out the top ten.
Unfortunately for the Rookie of the Year favorite in the NL, his spring training hasn’t started out like his rookie year. In 13 spring appearances, Seager is slashing .231/.231/.308, and he will now miss 1-2 weeks with a knee strain.
PHOENIX — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he’s confident rookie shortstop Corey Seager will be ready for Opening Day, even though Seager needs at least a full week of rest for his sprained left knee.
“As I understand it, he will lay low for a week, keep his arm in shape, and the second week progress a little,” Roberts said after a medical briefing. “As far as seeing baseball activity, it will be a couple of weeks, and at that time we’ll reassess. There will still be time for him to get a slew of at-bats.”
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