Best Offensive Player- Corey Seager
That was easy.
Seager made waves on the major league team at the end of last season, posting a .337/.421/.525 slash from September 3rd to October 4th. He had hits in 21 of the 27 games he played in (and reached base in all but three). As a 21 year old, thrown into the fire of a pennant race.
Seager has followed that up with a .297/.357/.521 slash in 389 plate appearances this season. His 17 homers are fourth among real shortstops (excluding Manny Machado) and his 135 wRC+ is second among real shortstops (seriously go away Machado). His defense has been better than expected, so maybe despite his size he can stick at shortstop for a while before having to move over to third base, where his excellent bat will be a little less valuable.
Seager has been the Dodgers’ rock on offense this season. He has yet to go more than two games without a hit and has often been the lone bright spot in an often-struggling offense. He’s only 22, so wait until he actually figures out the majors.
Seager is the obvious choice for best offensive player and rookie of the year. For this slideshow’s sake, I’m only talking about the first-half Dodgers. But there’s a very good chance he remains a frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year, and an outside chance he sneaks into the MVP discussions if the Dodgers get hot.
Rookie of the year Honorable Mentions- Kenta Maeda
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