Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Corey Seager Scouting Report (Dodgers, SS)

Corey Seager


Position: Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.
Draft: Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round (18th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Northwest Cabarrus HS (Concord, NC)
Born: 4/27/1994

Scouting Report:

Grades: Hit: 70. Power: 60. Speed: 40. Defense: 60. Arm: 60.
2014 Stats (AA and AAA): .349/.402/.602, 20 HR, 97 RBI, 89 Runs, 50 Doubles

Corey Seager, the younger brother of Kyle Seager, is a truly elite 4 tool talent of plus-plus hitting, power, fielding, and throwing abilities.  Rated by Baseball America as the best batting prospect in the California League in 2014, Seager put up some staggering numbers in the hitter-friendly league: .352 - 18 HR - 70 RBI - 327 AB.  His promotion to AA at a young age didn't stop his torrid pace, and he hit .345 there as well.

Seager's sweet left handed stroke comps to Joey Votto and Justin Morneau, and he truly hits the ball to all fields.  His heat map is blanketed in green.  Seager is a very strong kid and that's how he generates his power, with strong wrists and forearms, and a bat that stays in the zone long.  He is a middle of the order beast who is capable of a career consisting of .300-30-100 seasons, at a position that rarely sees this type of offensive production.

Seager can very well stay at shortstop, and his glove and arm play at the MLB level.  If anything, his size limits his range and he could one day move to third base, but Cal Ripken, Jr. was able to last as a big shortstop, so as of now, Seager is a SS.

With Joc Pederson and Julio Urias, you can make the argument that the Dodgers may have the best #s 1-2-3 prospects of any organization, or they are at least a close second to the Cubs.

Corey Seager Stats

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