Best Dodgers shortstops: Recent Stars
5. Rafael Furcal
Rafael Furcal was the Dodgers’ big signing of the 2005 offseason. The former Atlanta Brave was coming off another strong season and was brought on to replace Cesar Izturis.
Furcal had some ups and downs over his six years in LA, as he had trouble staying healthy once he reached his thirties, but he was a solid contributor when he was on the field. Despite only playing 97 games, he was named to the All-Star team in 2010, finishing the year with a .300 average and 22 steals. The back injuries took their toll, but Furcal provided a spark at the top of the Dodger order for a good chunk of the 2000’s.
4. Corey Seager
Assuming he stays in LA, there’s a good chance Corey Seager will end up a lot higher on this list. At age 26, Seager has established himself as one of the premier hitters in baseball, and has the hardware to back it up. He followed a promising September call-up with a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2016, even finishing third in the MVP race.
Seager was also named to the All-Star team in 2016 and in 2017, and took home a Silver Slugger award those same seasons. Unfortunately, he has been bitten by the injury bug since then, missing almost the entire 2018 season and suffering a debilitating hamstring injury last year. However, Seager is still an elite hitter when he’s 100%, and will likely climb a couple spots on this list if he suits up in Dodger Blue in 2021 (he’s currently signed through 2020).