The Dodgers have mostly stood pat this offseason while the San Diego Padres have done anything and everything imaginable to catch up. Los Angeles has no need to panic when they have a star-studded roster. Players like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, and Kenley Jansen have led the team for years while others such as Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, and Corey Seager lead the changing of the guard.
After injuries have derailed his success in recent seasons, 2020 turned out to be a different story for shortstop Corey Seager. In fact, his showcase of talent has led to Bleacher Report projecting he will still be a top shortstop in the league come 2025. While many fans believe he should be No. 1 or at least in the top-3, the projections didn’t reflect that. Instead, Seager was projected to be the 5th best shortstop behind names like Bo Bichette, Wander Franco, Francisco Lindor, and Fernando Tatis Jr.
While those are some big names just ahead of Seager, it’s hard to ignore what he’s done on the field when healthy. His .307 batting average, 15 home runs, and 41 RBIs in 52 games are highlights alone, but it was his postseason performance that made the biggest statement. Seager set records for home runs and RBIs in the NLCS while also trying the record for extra-base hits.
Remember when Corey Seager dominated the 2020 Postseason? pic.twitter.com/A9udbApmKx
— Obsessed World Series Champion (@MoreDodgerBlues) November 20, 2020
That type of production earned him NLCS MVP honors. He continued his dominance to also be named the World Series MVP. Many might see this as just an anomaly, but Seager showed us his real self. There’s no doubt he can continue to churn out production like last season in the future. The question that looms is whether it will be with the Dodgers or another ball club. Seager is a free agent after the 2021 season and has super-agent Scot Boras. It’ll take a big check to keep his talent in Los Angeles. Let’s hope the Dodgers don’t let us down and let him walk.