2016 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year, Corey Seager plays for the Texas Ranger in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Being a professional shortstop, Corey bats left and throws right. Seager was taken 18th overall in the 2012 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Instead of attending South Carolina, he signed with the Dodgers and received a $2.35 million signing bonus. He went on to have his second All-Star season, hitting.295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs and 77 RBI.
Late in the season, he suffered a back ailment that prompted him to be scratched from the Dodgers’ NL Championship Series squad against the Chicago Cubs.
Seager returned for the World Series after his teammates took care of business, and he smashed a stunning opposite-field home run against Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander in Game 2 at Dodger Stadium.
Seager also contended with elbow difficulties that season, forcing him to spend the winter recuperating in addition to his back injury.
Seager was hoping to avoid surgery, but after only 26 games in 2018, he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery, which ended his season.
Seager had surgery on his hip while recovering from elbow surgery, making his road to recovery much more difficult.
Corey Seager Parents: Meet Jeff Seager and Jody Seager
In Houma, Louisiana, Corey Seager was born to his parents. Jeff Seager is his father’s name, while Jody Seager is his mother’s name.
Jody Seager was a three-sport high school athlete, while Jeff Seager played collegiate baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Jody was a volleyball and softball player in high school, and as an adult, she played co-ed softball.