I think at the moment, this is the best player in the National league. Well, I’ll preface that; best offensive player for you Kershaw ball washers. But Seager is more fun to watch.
I honestly owe this one to Vin Scully. About a month ago I made a promise to myself I was going to start watching more Vin Scully and Dodger home games. Until that point, I had not really focused on Seager’s game.
It didn’t take long to see what all the hype was about.
Yes, everyone will talk about Seager’s three-homer game during his rookie season that happened on Friday night. And it spawned into a five-home run weekend. But for me, it was seeing some little things like his composure, the smooth stroke, the home run off a Kevin Siegrist, a Javier Lopez (two nasty lefties whom lefties don’t think about homering off of) or getting Thor Syndergaard on a night when no one is getting much. It’s seeing Seager battle a 10-pitch at bat and work a walk when the Dodgers are down ten runs at Wrigley Field and about to get swept. He simply never gives away an at bat. I never saw that because I was watching so much Harper, Correa, Trout, Betts, Bogaerts; you name it.
So here are the two others Seager hit. He has twelve home runs since May 11, the most in baseball by any player. He’s going to assault Nomar Garciaparra’s record of 30 home runs by a rookie shortstop as long as he stays healthy and he’s going to do it in a big home ballpark.
The Dodgers won the game 12-6. They completed the sweep of the lowly Braves.
By far and going away, right there with my favorite player in the National league to watch at the moment. Special, special young player. Oh, and Vin Scully is on the call again tomorrow night.