Originally posted on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 6/4/12


Corey Seager, the Dodgers first round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, drafted number 18 overall. Seager, was born April 27, 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He's a left-handed hitter from Northwest Cabarrus High School in North Carolina. He stands six foot three and weighs two hundred pounds. This kid has incredible strength, even at eighteen years old. Often compared to his older brother Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners, but truth be told, the younger Corey is a much different baseball player, and athlete as a whole.
Besides the fact that they are both left-handed hitters, there isn't much comparison between the two. The biggest difference between the two is that the he is leaps and bounds better defensively. He is known through high school as a short stop phenom, but baseball scouts see him eventually as a third baseman in the big leagues. Corey has exceptional reaction time, acting on instinct at all times when fielding ground balls. The game comes naturally to him, and you can see it every time a ball comes his direction. He's got great accuracy and arm strength, and he's only going to get better.
Seager's bat has had rave reviews over the last several months, this guy has too much talent to not give him credit where credit is due. He's got great bat speed and the ball comes off like a golf ball on impact. Raw power, with a great swing, makes it impossible to not project as a power hitter with great contact.
Seager has already earned some prestigious recognition, a 2012 Rawlings 1st team All American, and he had already won a Gold Medal with the US National Team at the Pan-American Games in 2010.
Seager now projects to be the Dodgers third baseman of the future. Fast track to the big leagues? Well the only thing stopping him at this point is himself. There's little to no competition down on the farm that will block him from getting to the big leagues.I would expect to see Seager starting at third base by 2016 at the very latest, the rest is up to him.
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