Dodgers vague on timeline for top prospect Seager's promotion
Despite the fact that Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins has struggled at the plate and that many of the top prospects around baseball have been promoted this season, the Dodgers do not seem intent on calling up their top prospect, Corey Seager, anytime soon.
ESPN’s Mark Saxon notes that all of the prospects ranked higher than Seager (No. 5) in Baseball America’s preseason list have already been called up this year. This week the Dodgers will actually see Joey Gallo, the prospect ranked just below Seager and who was recently called up by the Rangers. The formerly eighth ranked prospect is the Dodgers’ own Joc Pederson.
Saxon quotes Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, who spoke vaguely about Seager:
“We feel like he’s in a really good place to be a really good major league player for a long time, but when that is will be determined by when he’s ready to do it, when we feel like it will put him in the best position to be as good as he can be as quickly as he can be,”
Seager has been doing well in Triple A after being promoted from Double A earlier this season. He’s hitting .297 with four home runs and 19 RBIs while drawing 13 walks.
While Seager stands to be the Dodgers’ future shortstop, he may now be playing alongside the team’s future third baseman, Hector Olivera, who was recently promoted from Double A.
(h/t ESPN LA)
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