Corey Seager

Corey Drew Seager (born April 27, 1994) is an American professional baseball shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Dodgers selected Seager in the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. Seager was the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year and was named an MLB All-Star in his first two seasons in the majors.

Corey Seager
20170718 Dodgers-WhiteSox Corey Seager between innings
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 5
Shortstop
Born: April 27, 1994 (age 25)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 2015, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through July 15, 2019)
Batting average.297
Home runs62
Runs batted in218
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Early life

Corey Seager was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to Jeff and Jody Seager.[1] He is the youngest of three brothers. Oldest brother Kyle Seager is a third baseman who plays for the Seattle Mariners. Their middle brother, Justin, was drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft. Seager grew up a New York Yankees fan and idolized Derek Jeter.[2]

Baseball career

Amateur

Seager attended Northwest Cabarrus High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina. He committed to attend the University of South Carolina on a college baseball scholarship. The Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) selected Seager in the first round with the 18th overall selection of the 2012 MLB Draft. He received a $2.35 million signing bonus to sign with the Dodgers instead of attending South Carolina.[3]

Minor leagues

Seager began his professional career with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League, where he had a .309 batting average in 46 games in 2012. He was promoted to the Great Lakes Loons of the Class A Midwest League for 2013. He hit .309 with 12 home runs and 57 runs batted in (RBIs) in 74 games for Great Lakes and was promoted on August 3 to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class A-Advanced California League. In 27 games at the new level, he hit just .160.[4] Seager played for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League after the 2013 regular season, and was selected to play in the AFL Fall Stars Game.[5]

In 2014, Seager hit .352 with 18 home runs and 70 RBIs for the Quakes and was selected to the mid-season California League All-Star team.[6] He played for the USA team at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game.[7] After the Futures Game, he was promoted to the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class AA Southern League.[8] With the Lookouts, he played in 38 games and hit .345.[4]

Seager was named the MVP of the California League for 2014.[9] He was also selected to Baseball America's minor league All-Star team.[10] On September 26, the Dodgers announced that Seager was the co-winner, along with Joc Pederson, of the organization's "Minor League Player of the Year" award.[11] He returned to the Desert Dogs in the AFL after the season and was awarded with a spot on the AFL Top Prospects List.[12]

Corey Seager on May 9, 2015
Seager batting for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, triple-A affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 2015

Seager received a non-roster invite to the Dodgers major league spring training in 2015.[13] MLB.com ranked him the 7th-best prospect in baseball going into the 2015 season, and Baseball America named him the #5 prospect in 2015.[14] [15] The Dodgers assigned Seager to their new AA affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League, to start the 2015 season.[16] In 20 games with the Drillers, Seager hit .375 with five homers and 15 RBI.[4] Manager Razor Shines said of him, "I'm running out of words to describe this kid. He's phenomenal."[17]

On May 1, 2015, Seager was promoted to the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL).[18] In a game on May 28 against the Salt Lake Bees, Seager had six hits in six at-bats, including a home run, and six RBI. He was the second player in the history of the Oklahoma City franchise to record six hits in one game.[19] He was selected to the mid-season PCL All-Star team.[20] In 104 games for Oklahoma City, Seager hit .276 with 13 homers and 59 RBI.[4] Baseball America selected him to their Minor League All-Star team,[21] as well as naming him a AAA All-Star and AAA Player of the Year.[22]

Los Angeles Dodgers

2015

On September 3, 2015, the Dodgers called Seager up to the majors[23] and he made his debut that night as the starting shortstop against the San Diego Padres.[24] He had two hits in four at-bats with two RBI in his debut, with his first MLB hit being a double to right field off of Colin Rea of the Padres.[25]

On September 12, 2015, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seager was 4-for-4 with his first MLB home run (off Josh Collmenter), a walk and a stolen base, making him the third-youngest player in history to accomplish that feat (after Ken Griffey, Jr. and Orlando Cepeda).[26] On September 21, Seager passed Bill Russell by reaching base safely in his first 16 major league starts, a new Dodger record.[27] He hit .337 in 27 games with the Dodgers, with four homers and 17 RBI,[28] supplanting Jimmy Rollins as the Dodgers starting shortstop down the stretch.[29] He was the starting shortstop for the Dodgers in the first game of the 2015 National League Division Series, making him the youngest position player to start a postseason game in franchise history.[30]

2016

The Dodgers' Opening Day starting shortstop in 2016, Seager became the youngest for the Dodgers since Gene Mauch in 1944.[31] On June 3, Seager hit three home runs in a game against the Atlanta Braves. He was the first Dodgers shortstop to do so since Kevin Elster in 2000, the youngest shortstop in major league history to accomplish that feat and the sixth youngest player overall.[32] Seager was named the National League Rookie of the Month for June[33] and was selected to play to the National League All-Star team.[34] He also participated in the Home Run Derby and hit 15 homers, the second best total for a Dodgers player in Derby history, though he failed to advance past the first round.[35]

On August 6, 2016, Seager hit his 31st double of the season, passing Eric Karros to set a new Dodgers rookie record[36] and two days later, he hit his 20th home run of the season, passing Hanley Ramírez for sole possession of the Los Angeles Dodgers record for home runs in a season by a shortstop.[37] He hit his 22nd homer on August 22, tying Glenn Wright for the franchise record.[38] On August 27, he passed Wright to take sole possession of the record, with a first inning homer off of Jason Hammel of the Chicago Cubs.[39] He and his brother, Kyle Seager, became the first pair of brothers in major league history to each hit 25 or more homers in the same season.[40] With two hits on September 17, Seager moved past Steve Sax (1982) for the most hits in a season by a Los Angeles Dodgers rookie.[41] On September 20, he became the first Dodgers rookie to hit 40 doubles in a season.[42] He finished his rookie season with a .308 batting average, 26 home runs and 72 RBI in 157 games.[43] Baseball America selected him as their 2016 Rookie of the Year[44] as did The Sporting News,[45] and the Players Choice Awards.[46] Seager is just the fourth player in the divisional era to finish among top 10 in batting average and slugging percentage with his .308 and .510 . Joining Dusty Baker, Mike Piazza and Albert Pujols

Seager homered in the first inning of Game 1 of the 2016 National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, becoming the youngest Dodgers player in history to hit a postseason home run.[47] He hit .130 with two home runs in the division series and .286 with no homers in the Championship Series.[28]

After the season, Seager was awarded with the Silver Slugger Award, the third Dodgers rookie to win the award.[48] He was also the unanimous winner of the National League Rookie of the Year Award,[49] and the 2016 Esurance MLB/This Year in Baseball Award winner as Best Rookie.[50]

2017

On June 20, 2017, Seager had his second career three-home run game, against the New York Mets.[51] He batted .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs,[28] was named to his second straight all-star game[52] and won his second consecutive Silver Slugger Award, the first Dodgers player to win back-to-back awards since Mike Piazza won five straight from 1993–97.[53] He was bothered at the end of the season by a sore elbow, which reduced his playing time and effectiveness in September.[54]

A back injury suffered in the third game of the 2017 NLDS kept Seager off of the Dodgers roster for the 2017 NLCS.[55] However, he returned to the roster for the 2017 World Series.[56] He had six hits in 27 at-bats, including a home run and a double in the World Series, but the Dodgers lost the series in seven games to the Houston Astros.[28]

2018

On April 30, Seager was diagnosed with a right UCL strain, requiring Tommy John surgery, causing him to miss the remainder of the 2018 season.[57][58] He was 27-for-101 (.267) with two home runs and 13 RBIs in the 26 games he played.[28] He also underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on August 7.[59]

Awards and accomplishments

Awards
Accomplishments
  • Los Angeles Dodgers record for home runs hit by a shortstop in one season (26 in 2016)[39]
  • Los Angeles Dodgers record for first consecutive major league starts reaching base (16 on September 21, 2015)[27]
  • MLB record, shared with Kyle Seager, as first pair of brothers to each hit at least 25 home runs in the same season (2016)[40]
  • MLB record as youngest shortstop and sixth youngest overall to hit three home runs in one game (June 4, 2016).[32]

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External links

2015 National League Division Series

The 2015 National League Division Series were two best-of-five-game series to determine the participating teams in the 2015 National League Championship Series. The three divisional winners (seeded 1-3) and a fourth team—the winner of a one-game Wild Card playoff— played in two series. TBS carried all the games in the United States, with Sportsnet simulcasting TBS coverage for Canada. The Division Series began on October 9 and concluded on October 15. The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals had home field advantage in this round of the playoffs.

These matchups were:

(1) St. Louis Cardinals (Central Division champion) versus (5) Chicago Cubs (Wild Card winner)

(2) Los Angeles Dodgers (West Division champion) vs (3) New York Mets (East Division champion)The higher seeded team in each series hosts Games 1, 2, and 5 (if necessary), and the lower seeded team hosts Games 3 and 4 (if necessary).

The Mets and the Dodgers met for the third time in postseason play, having split the first two meetings (Dodgers won 4–3 in the 1988 NLCS; Mets won 3–0 in the 2006 NLDS). This was the third overall postseason meeting between the Cubs and Cardinals, with the two having met in the 1885 and 1886 World Series, and their first since the Cardinals joined the National League in 1892.

2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 127th for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 59th season in Los Angeles, California. They began the season with a new manager in Dave Roberts. The Dodgers in 2016 set a new Major League record for the most players placed on the disabled list in one season. On September 25, they clinched their fourth consecutive National League West division championship, the first team in the division ever to do so and defeated the Washington Nationals in five games in the Division Series. They were defeated by the Chicago Cubs; the eventual World Series champion, in six games in the National League Championship Series. This was the 67th and final season for Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully.

2016 National League Championship Series

The 2016 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven playoff in which the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. As winners of one of the Division Series and the team with the best regular season record in the National League, the Cubs earned home-field advantage regardless of opponent. The series was the 47th in league history. FS1 televised all of the games in the United States.The Cubs would go on to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series in seven games, after overcoming a 3–1 series deficit, winning their first World Series championship for the first time in 108 years, ending the Curse of the Billy Goat.

2016 National League Division Series

The 2016 National League Division Series were two best-of-five-game series to determine the participating teams in the 2016 National League Championship Series. The three divisional winners (seeded 1-3) and a fourth team—the winner of a one-game Wild Card playoff— played in two series. FS1 and MLB Network carried all the games in the United States.These matchups were:

(1) Chicago Cubs (Central Division champions) versus (5) San Francisco Giants (Wild Card Winner)

(2) Washington Nationals (East Division champions) vs (3) Los Angeles Dodgers (West Division champions)This was the second postseason meeting between the Dodgers and the Nationals franchise. Their most recent meeting was in the 1981 National League Championship Series, in which the Dodgers won the National League pennant over the then-Montreal Expos in five games. The Dodgers defeated the Nationals in five games and reached the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2013.The Cubs and Giants also met for the second time in postseason play after the Giants defeated the New York Mets 3–0 in the National League Wild Card Game. Their last meeting was in the 1989 National League Championship Series, which the Giants won in five games. However, they did meet in a Wild Card tiebreaker in 1998 where the Cubs advanced, beating the Giants 5–3. The Cubs won the Division Series three games to one and advanced to the NLCS for the second consecutive year.

2017 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 128th for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 60th season in Los Angeles, California. They finished the season with the most wins in Los Angeles team history with a major league best 104 wins (2nd best in overall team history, tied with the 1942 team and behind only the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers). They won their fifth straight National League West championship and swept the Arizona Diamondbacks in three games in the Division Series. They advanced to the National League Championship Series for the second year in a row and the third time in five seasons, where they faced the Chicago Cubs for the second year in a row. They defeated the Cubs in five games and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1988, where they lost to the Houston Astros in seven games.

2017 National League Championship Series

The 2017 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven playoff pitting the Los Angeles Dodgers against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs for the National League pennant and the right to play in the 2017 World Series. The series was a rematch of the 2016 NLCS, which Chicago won four games to two en route to their first World Series victory since 1908. This was just the 10th time two teams have met in at least two straight League Championship Series, which have existed since divisional play began in 1969. The Dodgers beat the Cubs in five games to win the NL pennant for the first time in 29 years, their last one in 1988.

This was the first time in history that the NLCS and ALCS teams were from the four most populous U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.For the first time, Major League Baseball sold presenting sponsorships to all of its postseason series; this NLCS was sponsored by Camping World and was officially known as the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World.The Dodgers would go on to lose to the Houston Astros in the World Series in seven games.

2017 World Series

The 2017 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2017 season. The 113th edition of the World Series, it was played between October 24 and November 1. The series was a best-of-seven playoff between the National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League (AL) champion Houston Astros. It was sponsored by the Internet television service YouTube TV and officially known as the 2017 World Series presented by YouTube TV.The Astros defeated the Dodgers, four games to three, to win their first World Series in franchise history, also becoming the first team from Texas to do so. It was the first time since 2001-2002 when two consecutive World Series went to seven games. Both teams set a World Series record with a combined total of 25 home runs throughout the entire series, including a team record 15 home runs by the Astros, and hit a combined total of eight home runs in Game 2 to set the single game World Series mark. Houston outfielder George Springer was named as the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) after hitting five home runs in the series to tie a World Series record with Reggie Jackson in 1977 and Chase Utley in 2009.This was the first World Series in which home-field advantage was decided by the regular season record of the two pennant winners. From 1903 to 2002, home-field advantage had been determined by coin flips and by alternating between the AL and NL. From 2003 to 2016, it was determined by results from that season's All-Star Game, when it was awarded to the team from the winning league. The Dodgers earned home-field advantage over the Astros. The series was played in a 2–3–2 format, with the Dodgers hosting Games 1, 2, 6, and 7; and the Astros hosting Games 3, 4, and 5.

2018 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 129th for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 61st season in Los Angeles, California. They played their home games at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers suffered a season-ending injury to star shortstop Corey Seager early in the season and started the season 16-26, but went 76-45 to close out the season. Rookie pitcher Walker Buehler had a break out season, as did pitcher Ross Stripling and infielder Max Muncy.

They defeated the Colorado Rockies in the 2018 National League West tie-breaker game to claim their sixth straight National League West Championship and became the first team to win six straight division championships since the New York Yankees won nine straight from 1998-2006 and only the third overall (the Atlanta Braves won 14 from 1991-2005). They opened the playoffs by defeating the Atlanta Braves in four games in the Division Series and defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games in the National League Championship Series. It was the third straight NLCS appearance for the Dodgers, a franchise record and the second consecutive National League pennant. They lost to the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 World Series, their second straight World Series loss. The Dodgers became the first team to lose back-to-back World Series since the Texas Rangers did so in 2010 and 2011, and the first National League team to do so since the Braves in 1991 and 1992.

2019 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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Baseball America Rookie of the Year Award

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Charlie Culberson

Charles Edward Culberson (born April 10, 1989) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Kenta Maeda

Kenta Maeda (前田 健太, Maeda Kenta, born April 11, 1988) is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. He won the 2010 Eiji Sawamura Award with a record of 15–8 and a 2.21 ERA, with 174 strikeouts in 215 and 2/3 innings, and six complete games with two shutouts. He also became the youngest pitcher in Japanese baseball history to achieve the pitching Triple Crown in the same year. He won the Sawamura Award for the second time in 2015.

He is nicknamed "Maeken" by fans and teammates (from MAEda KENta).

List of Los Angeles Dodgers seasons

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the second most successful franchise in the National League and the third-most successful and second-most wealthy in Major League Baseball after the New York Yankees. The franchise was formerly based in Brooklyn and known originally as the "Grays" or "Trolley Dodgers" after the trams which supporters had to avoid to enter games. Later it became known successively as the "Bridegrooms", "Superbas", "Dodgers" and "Robins"; the present "Dodgers" was firmly established in 1932.

The franchise has won the World Series six times and lost a further 13, and like the Yankees and Cardinals have never lost 100 games in a season since World War I, with their worst record since then being in 1992 with 63 wins and their best records ever being in 1953 with 105 wins and both 1942 and 2017 with 104. Their most successful period, between 1947 and 1966 with ten World Series appearances and only two seasons with 71 or more losses (one of them the year they moved to Los Angeles after a dispute over stadium funding), was famous for the Dodgers becoming the first Major League Baseball team to incorporate African American players, led by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.

Los Angeles Dodgers award winners and league leaders

This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball franchise, including its years in Brooklyn (1883–1957).

Oklahoma City Dodgers

The Oklahoma City Dodgers are a Minor League Baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. They are located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and play their home games at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark which opened in 1998 in the city's Bricktown entertainment district.

The team was originally known as the Oklahoma City 89ers from 1962 to 1997 when the team played at the now-demolished All Sports Stadium at the state fairgrounds. It first competed in the Triple-A American Association (AA) in 1962, moved to the PCL from 1963 to 1968, and returned to the AA from 1969 to 1997. After the league disbanded, they rejoined the PCL in 1998 and became known as the Oklahoma RedHawks. They were called the Oklahoma City RedHawks from 2009 to 2014 before taking on the moniker of their major league affiliate in 2015.

Oklahoma City has won four league championships. The 89ers won the PCL championship in 1963 and 1965 as the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Colt .45s/Astros. They later won the American Association championship in 1992 and 1996 with the Texas Rangers.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are a minor league baseball team in Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA. They are a Class A – Advanced team in the California League and a farm team of the Los Angeles Dodgers, their third major league affiliate as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The franchise was founded in Lodi, California in 1966, with its home field as the Tony Zupo Field. The team then went through several new names and ownership changes. After changing their name from the Spirit to the Quakes in 1993 and moving to Rancho Cucamonga, the team plays its home games at LoanMart Field, where the team has broken a number of seasonal attendance records for their league. In the 2015 season, the Quakes won their second Cal League Championship in franchise history, sweeping the San Jose Giants for their first crown since 1994. In 2018 they swept Visalia Rawhide to win their third league championship

Seager

Seager is a surname, and may refer to:

Seager_(Radio Presenter), a radio DJ for Ujima Radio in Bristol, England

Alexandra Seager (1870–1950), businesswoman and philanthropist in South Australia

Allan Seager (1906–1968), American novelist and short-story writer

Charles Allen Seager (1872–1948), Anglican Bishop of Ontario

Christopher Seager (b. 1951), Zimbabwean cricketer

Corey Seager (b. 1994), American baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Edward Seager (1812–1883), British Army officer in the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny

Gavin Seager (b. 1978), stock car racing driver

Henry Rogers Seager (1870-1930) - American economist

Kyle Seager (b. 1987), American baseball third baseman

Leighton Seager, 1st Baron Leighton of St Mellons (1896–1963), Welsh shipping magnate

Michael Seager (b. 1947), Zimbabwean cricketer

Ryan Seager (b. 1996), English professional footballer who plays as a forward

Samantha Seager (b. 1974), British actress in soap opera Coronation Street

Sara Seager (b. 1971), Canadian-American astronomer and planetary scientist and textbook writer

Sarah Seager (b. 1958), American conceptual artist

Spencer L. Seager, American Professor of Chemistry

William Henry Seager (1862–1941), Welsh shipping magnate and Liberal Party politician

Silver Slugger Award

The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League, as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball. These voters consider several offensive categories in selecting the winners, including batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats. The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league and plated with sterling silver.The prize is presented to outfielders irrespective of their specific position. This means that it is possible for three left fielders, or any other combination of outfielders, to win the award in the same year, rather than one left fielder, one center fielder, and one right fielder. In addition, only National League pitchers receive a Silver Slugger Award; lineups in the American League include a designated hitter in place of the pitcher in the batting order, so the designated hitter receives the award instead.Home run record-holder Barry Bonds won twelve Silver Slugger Awards in his career as an outfielder, the most of any player. He also won the award in five consecutive seasons twice in his career: from 1990 to 1994, and again from 2000 to 2004. Retired former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza and former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez are tied for second, with ten wins each. Rodriguez' awards are split between two positions; he won seven Silver Sluggers as a shortstop for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, and three with the Yankees as a third baseman. Wade Boggs leads third basemen with eight Silver Slugger Awards; Barry Larkin leads shortstops with nine. Other leaders include Ryne Sandberg (seven wins as a second baseman) and Mike Hampton (five wins as a pitcher). Todd Helton and Albert Pujols are tied for the most wins among first baseman with four, although Pujols has won two awards at other positions. David Ortiz has won seven awards at designated hitter position, the most at that position.

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