The greatest pre-All-Star rookie shortstop ever?
By Cary Osborne
Corey Seager could have the greatest pre-All-Star game run by a rookie shortstop since the Midsummer Classic started in 1933.
And to re-emphasize, he stands in third place in the National League voting.
Seager is in within reach of multiple pre-All-Star Break records by a rookie shortstop.
- His current .882 OPS is the best all-time, ahead of Washington Senator Cecil Travis who was at .870 in 1934.
- He’s tied for second in home runs with 16 with Washington’s Danny Espinosa (2011). The man he’s chasing is Colorado’s Trevor Story, who has 18.
- Seager is also second to Story (.546) in slugging percentage at .527.
- Seager has 17 doubles. Cincinnati’s Zack Cozart had 21 in 2012.
- The Dodger shortstop has 154 total bases. Dodger broadcaster Nomar Garciaparra had 173 in 1997.
- Seager has 87 hits. With 100, he’d be in the top three. Detroit’s Harvey Kuenn had 111 in 1953, followed by Garciaparra with 104.
- If his average is .293 or higher, he’ll be in the top 10. Travis hit .361, so there’s no catching him.
Counting Saturday’s game, there are 16 games left until the 2016 All-Star Game.