Corey Seager Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/27/1994 (28)
Corey Seager Season Stats
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Corey Seager News
Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager has not performed as well as he might have hoped through his first 114 at-bats with his new team, slashing .237/.302/.430 with seven homers, 13 runs, and 15 RBI. He has homered three times in his last three matchups, but unfortunately those are the only three hits Seager has managed in 25 at-bats over his last seven games. With a .227 BABIP on the season, it's expected that some more hits will start to fall in, and Seager's overall numbers will rise. Sitting in the 93rd percentile of xSLG, a buy-low window may be starting to close.
Texas Rangers infielder Corey Seager (rest) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The lefty slugger appears to be getting a routine day off. Charlie Culberson will cover second base and bat seventh versus lefty Jose Suarez. The fact that the Rangers are facing a left-handed starter could be part of the reason they decided to give Seager the day off. Fantasy managers should expect him back in the lineup for their next contest. Culberson is a decent bench option, but doesn't have much upside with the bat.
Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager recently stated that a big incentive to sign with his new team this offseason was the team's manager, Chris Woodward. Speaking on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM, Seager said, "Woody was a huge part of my decision. Knowing how he is, knowing how he approaches the game, knowing how I am and how I approach the game. The stars aligned." We all also know that the massive 10-year, $325 million deal didn't hurt either. Seager slashed .306/.394/.521 with 16 home runs, 57 RBI and 54 runs over 95 games last year. He's a great shortstop to target after the players in the top few tiers at the position are off the board.
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager had a significant power outbreak in 2020 and his fantasy owners loved everything about it. From 2017 through 2019, Seager never posted a slugging percentage above .483 and never registered a barrel rate above 8.5%. In 2020, Seager went on to slug .585 with a 15.8% barrel rate, which ranked amongst the top 5% of the league. He also had a ridiculous hard-hit rate of 55.9%, which ranked amongst the top 2% of the league and absolutely dwarfed his 2019 hard-hit rate of 38.2%. With 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 52 games last year, Seager was on a ridiculous 162-game pace of about 46 home runs and 127 RBI. He's never hit more than 26 home runs in a season and his career high in RBI is 87. Granted, he's had multiple seasons cut short by injuries, but last year remains a striking anomaly regardless. Seager is a career .295 hitter and he should be right around that mark in 2021. Expect him to hit around 25 home runs in 2021 if he can stay healthy but it's extremely risky to chase the power numbers he flashed in the shortened 2020 season. Don't reach for him in the second round, but if he's there in the late third and you haven't taken a shortstop yet, he's a solid target.