Dodgers: Comparing the Rosters of the Astros and Dodgers

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Carlos Correa
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Carlos Correa /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 07: Corey Seager /

Shortstop: Carlos Correa vs. Corey Seager

The Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa has a very similar build and skill-set to our very own Corey Seager. Tall but yet manages to be a great defender at one of the most difficult positions on the field.  Many believe his future is at third base, but he continues to prove that he belongs at the shortstop position.

He is a Silver Slugger and will be a perennial All-Star for years to come. With him and Altuve, we will see a whole lot of that duo making starts in the All-Star game. Correa is another fan-favorite in Houston because of his Puerto Rican flare and “gusto.” Correa currently leads all shortstops in home runs, OBP, SLG, and OPS. But that doesn’t do him enough justice for what he means to this team. I said Altuve is the heart of this team, but Correa is the soul. That being said, this team took a huge hit when Correa had surgery in his left thumb that has him sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks.

Corey Seager is perhaps the best position player on the Dodgers. After winning the NL ROY last season and finishing in the top 3 in the MVP voting last season, many thought he would experience a sophomore slump like many other players have experienced. But he is no ordinary player; he is Corey Seager. Personally, I don’t even know if he is human. He may be a robot with how little emotion he shows on the field and just goes about his business.

Corey Seager is near the top statistically in every category among shortstops right behind Correa. Not to mention his mere presence in the lineup can create opportunities for others in the lineup. Not afraid to let his teammates perform, he leads all shortstops with 50 walks showing how much of a team guy he is.


This is by far the hardest position to decide the winner. This new wave of shortstops with Correa, Seager, Lindor, and Bogaerts are all going to be a sight to watch. So at this point just sit back and enjoy the show that these young guns are going to put on. Correa vs. Seager. I can’t seem to take a side because both are so great and are relatively even. This is why the shortstop position will be ruled a draw and both will earn a point.

Draw, Tied 2-2