- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/27/1994 (24)
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million deal, according to a source. It was his first year of arbitration eligibility after making $605,000 last season. Coming off a lost season because of Tommy John surgery, RotoBaller currently has Seager ranked just outside the top 10 fantasy shortstops, but he could easily outperform that ranking this season. He's just one season removed from slashing .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs and 77 RBI for the Blue. Seager is not a bad fallback option if you miss out on the elite players at his position.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (elbow, hip) has "switched gears" from rehabbing from two separate surgeries to training for baseball. Seager had just 101 at-bats before going under the knife in 2018. Assuming he has no setbacks, he should be ready for spring training and the start of the 2019 season. The left-handed hitting shortstop can hit for power, average and get on base often. The only thing he really can't do for fantasy owners is steal many bases. His anticipated return is the reason why Manny Machado was just a rental to finish the 2018 season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are confident that shortstop Corey Seager (elbow, hip) will be ready for spring training after he underwent Tommy John surgery in April and a hip operation in August, according to president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman. Everything, to this point, all the checkpoints have been really good, really positive, Friedman said. Until you start really ramping up, you dont really know. Hes worked extremely hard. Hes in really good hands, so we remain optimistic. Seager hasn't started a throwing program or started running, but he should have plenty of time to spare before next spring, barring any setbacks. He's expected to start baseball activities in January. He hit .267 with a .744 OPS in 26 games in 2018. Friedman said Seager's hip surgery isn't expected to affect his future at shortstop. Seager was an All-Star the two previous seasons and won the Rookie Of the Year in 2016. He hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs and 77 RBI in 145 games for LA in 2017. Even coming off multiple surgeries, Seager should demand a premium price at his position in fantasy next season.