Corey Seager receives first Rookie of the Year honor, from Baseball America

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By Cary Osborne

Here comes the flood.

In what’s sure to be the first of many honors for Corey Seager, Baseball America has selected him as its Rookie of the Year.

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.

4 Comments

He hit in the #2 spot, not 3.

While he would occasionally hit in the 3 spot, a majority of his at bats were from the 2 spot. Turner took most of the 3 spots.

also dont forget about eric karros …1992 rookie of the year

The information is wrong. The last Dodger ROY was Todd Hollandsworth in ’96, not Nomo.

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