Impact Play: Seager continues to look at home in the majors
PHOENIX – Friday night was a rough one for the Dodgers, but there was some good news: Top prospect Corey Seager continues to show that he is comfortable in the big leagues both at the plate and in the field.
The 21-year-old reached base in each of his four plate appearances on Friday, singling off Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray and also drawing three walks.
Seager now has at least one hit in each of his seven starts this season, and has a .385 batting average to go with a .500 on-base percentage and .538 slugging percentage.
Even more impressive, the left-handed hitting Seager is hitting over .500 against left-handed pitchers.
In addition to his bat, Seager was also solid at shortstop. In the first inning he took a small bite out of a D-backs rally when, with the infield in, he grabbed a chopper by Yasmany Tomas and cut down Chris Owings at the plate.
In the sixth, he robbed Tomas outright, going deep into the hole to and throwing out the slow-footed runner at first base.
The youngster may have been the lone bright spot on a rough night for the Dodgers – but what a bright spot he was.