Dodgers: The Top of the Lineup is Proving to be a Lethal Force
By Brook Smith
2. Corey Seager
Unlike Chris Taylor, everyone knew that the number two guy in the lineup was going to produce, the only question was at what level. After a phenomenal rookie campaign that saw him take home the Rookie of the Year award, some wondered whether Seager would burn out in his sophomore season. But Seager has silenced those worries, at least for the time being. He is hitting over .300 with 18 home runs, and his OPS is an outstanding .913 for the year.
Not only that, but Seager is getting on base at a mark of .393 for 2017. Both his OPS and OBP rank higher than his rookie campaign, which shows no signs of fatigue. Like Taylor, Seager has been a huge reason that the Dodgers have turned it around versus left-handed pitching. As of Friday, he is hitting at a mark of .336 against lefties, and eight of his home runs have come off of them.
That sort of turnaround is incredible, considering he hit just .250 against southpaws in 2016. Seager also only hit five of his 26 home runs off of them last year as well. Those are pretty good numbers considering lefties are supposed to struggle against southpaws. Batting in the number two spot, Seager has done more than well to set the table for Turner and Bellinger.