Dodgers’ shortstop Corey Seager is unanimous winner for the Rookie of the year

Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Dodgers’ shortstop Corey Seager was voted as the unanimous winner for the Rookie of the year award. Seager will be, only the third Dodgers’ player to win the ROY unanimously since outfielder Raul Mondesi (1994) and catcher Mike Piazza (1993).

In 2016, Seager was arguably one of the top hitters in the National League. He finished the regular season with a .308 batting average (7th in NL), with 193 hits (2nd in MLB) and 72 RBIs (T-38th in MLB). He also, set a new team record for most home runs hit by a shortstop with 26.

Seager beat out Washington Nationals centerfielder Trea Turner and fellow teammate pitcher Kenta Maeda, who led the Dodgers with 16 wins and 172 strikeouts.

It is also said that Seager is one of the top-5 finalists for the NL MVP award but it is presumed that third baseman Kris Bryant of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs will take that crown.

Regardless, Seager had an amazing first full season with the Dodgers and the future is bright for the young shortstop.

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Daiki Sato

Daiki Sato a Southern California native and San Diego State Alumni. Loves all things sports. He covers the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for Sports Out West.


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