Sound the Alarms
As any self-respecting Dodger fan is sure to know, the 25-year old shortstop is not off to a hot start. After only just beginning to be able to feel himself on the field in early March, Seager has stumbled through the season thus far at the plate.
He is hitting a pedestrian .255 with just 2 home runs in 30 games played and 117 plate appearances. Even though his BABIP is similar to his career numbers, his power numbers (like ISO and SLG%) are noticeably lower than they have been previously.
Intuitively this makes sense.
There’s been a wide gap between the last time the 2016 Rookie of the Year saw game action and 2019. He needs some time to readjust to both major league pitching and perhaps more importantly to the day-to-day grind of the major league season.
Traveling to play games in cold cities on the road is not necessarily a recipe for reintegration for a star player in a sport predicated on repetition and adjustments.