Corey Seager receives first Rookie of the Year honor, from Baseball America
By Cary Osborne
Here comes the flood.
In his first full season in the majors, Seager hit .308/.365/.512 with 26 homers and 72 RBI. He finished in the top 10 in the National League in hits, doubles, runs, batting average and slugging percentage while hitting in the No. 3 spot all year for the NL West-champion Dodgers, and he did it all playing a solid, reliable shortstop. For all that, Seager is the easy choice for the Baseball America Rookie of the Year.
Seager is the first Dodger to win the award since Hideo Nomo in 1995. It has been given out annually since 1989. Mike Piazza (1993) and Raul Mondesi (1994) were also chosen for the honor.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards are announced in November.