Dodgers: Three Spring Training Observations From the Dodgers
Corey Seager looks ready to go
Admittedly, one of my main concerns for the Dodgers this season was how long would it take Corey Seager to round back into all-star form? Corey didn’t take long to squash my worries as he went deep in his second at-bat in his first big league spring training game. He also nearly went deep in his first at-bat and these were against a tough left-handed pitcher in Cole Hamels.
Entering last night’s game, Seager had taken seven at-bats at the big league level of spring training and driven in two runs with one home run. Not only does he look ready to go offensively, but Seager has had to make a few interesting turns at second base while playing in an infield shift. He may have to knock some rust off defensively but that shouldn’t take long.
While Dodger fans may hold their breath every time Seager makes a long throw from shortstop, all signs have been positive so far in Corey’s return. It doesn’t appear to be unreasonable to expect Seager to be his usual all-star self and make a run at his first National League MVP award. He is that good when healthy and he appears to be healthy to begin the regular season.