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5 Things Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Need To Know About Corey Seager

5 Things Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Need To Know About Corey Seager

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A big and powerful middle infielder who is on a fast track to the majors, Corey Seager is the Los Angeles Dodgers' top position prospect. The heir apparent to Hanley Ramirez, here are five things that Dodgers fans need to know about their potential starting shortstop next year.

5. It's A Family Affair

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5. It's A Family Affair

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Seager's older brother, Kyle, is an All-Star third baseman with the Seattle Mariners, while middle brother, Justin, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 12th round last year.

4. Dominated Class A Pitching

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4. Dominated Class A Pitching

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The hard-hitting shortstop, who led the California League with 34 doubles and a .633 slugging percentage, also batted .352 with 18 home runs in 80 games at Class A Rancho Cucamonga this season before getting promoted to Double-A.

3. Grade-A Prospect

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3. Grade-A Prospect

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The 18th overall choice in the 2012 draft, Seager is currently rated as the 16th best prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com.

2. Future Corner Infielder?

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2. Future Corner Infielder?

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At 6-foot-4 and weighing 215 pounds, the North Carolina product is already bigger than most Major League shortstops and is expected to eventually play third base.

1. The Future Is Near

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1. The Future Is Near

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The 20-year-old is batting .343 (24-for-70) with 10 extra-base hits in 18 games at Double-A Chatanooga since getting promoted at the All-Star Break. Seager should arrive in the big leagues to stay sometime next season.

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