After dominating the low Class A Midwest League, Dodgers 19-year-old shortstop Corey Seager has been promoted to high Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
The promotion makes Seager the youngest player in the California League, edging Athletics shortstop and fellow 2012 first-rounder Addison Russell by a few months. He’s also the youngest hitter at any of the high Class A leagues, as he’s younger than Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and White Sox outfielder Courtney Hawkins.
Seager’s production has been trending up, as he batted .333/.424/.603 in 165 plate appearances since the Midwest League all-star break to raise his season averages to .309/.389/.529 through 74 games.
At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, Seager has a mature hitting approach and a sound lefty swing that helps him make consistent contact and generate loft, which has started to translate to more over-the-fence power lately with four home runs in his last six games.
With his size and average speed, some scouts see Seager’s best fit at third base, but he has the on-base skills and power potential to project for above-average offensive production at either position. Between Seager, Yasiel Puig and Double-A outfielder Joc Pederson, it’s been a fruitful year for the Dodgers’ top hitting prospects.