Dodgers: Infielders August Grade Report

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 01: Corey Seager
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 01: Corey Seager /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 09: Corey Seager /

Corey Seager

COREY SEAGER. A. . Shortstop. Dodgers

You’ve all heard the expression, “Save the best for last.” Well, that’s the case here with Seager. Seager had himself a terrific August with a slash rate of .333/.374/.394 in 107 plate appearances. Seager, along with Chris Taylor led the Dodgers offense for the majority of August.

Seager hit over .300 for his third consecutive month. This was the fourth month this year that Seager has scored more than 12 runs in a month. But this month Seager really had it going with 33 hits, although his extra base hit numbers were way down from the previous two months, his average matched the best in a month.

Seager has been seeing the ball really well after the All-Star break and has a .331 average in 174 plate appearances. The dip in power numbers is a little concerning, but Seager has upped his batting average to over .300 on the season, and that’s the type of production you look for out of your number 2 hitter.

Seager had a 15 game hitting streak before resting the end of the month due to a sore throwing arm but has since stayed warm with pinch hitting appearances. Seager’s consistency is his biggest asset to the team. He’s one of the team’s best pure hitters and best all around players. Seager gets a solid A for maintaining the workload at shortstop and hitting .333 over the last two months.