Sep 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) in the second inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
LAD Jimmy Rollins– .220/.279/.355, 13 HR, 77 wRC+, -0.2 WAR
NYM Wilmer Flores– .265/.298/.416, 16 HR, 98 wRC+, 2.1 WAR
The Mets have an advantage if the Dodgers stick with Jimmy, but it gets interesting if Rollins coincidentally fails to get healthy and Corey Seager takes over at shortstop for the next at least 10 years. Rollins and Flores are each not very good against righties, but do much better against lefties (in limited sample size), which helps the Mets more than it helps the Dodgers in this matchup. However, Rollins has destroyed the Mets in the past with a .280/.334/.449 slashline in 1118 plate appearances. He went 5-11 in a four game series in New York with three homers this season.
Seager brings a whole new dimension, as he has been excellent in his short stint with the Dodgers. He’s hitting the ball hard and often, not striking out, working walks and not wasting at bats while playing good defense. For a 21-year-old to look as calm and professional as he has over the last couple weeks has been amazing to see and I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a Dodger rookie since Yasiel Puig came up. He definitely looks ready to take over at short next year, but he should steal some playing time from Rollins in October.
Advantage: Dodgers if it’s Seager, Mets if it’s Rollins, so let’s call it a push for now (1-0-3)
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