Seager went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 13-4 drubbing of the Padres.
Seager's four-hit day raised his batting average over 40 points, but he still owns a disappointing .254/.321/.338 slash line after enduring a slow start due to an elbow injury. It is still early, and the slugging shortstop has posted high-level totals for his position over the past couple of seasons. Seager's .288 BABIP is well below his .352 career mark, and he is making strong contact (55.0 Med% and 35.0 Hard%) while striking out less than usual (14.1 strikeout percentage), so better days at the plate are ahead for the 23-year-old.
The long-awaited first long ball of the season finally came for the struggling shortstop, as he managed to touch up A's starter Sean Manaea with a first-inning solo blast. Seager is still hitting just .211 with two RBI through 38 at-bats but it was encouraging to see him leave the yard, especially with concerns over an elbow injury he battled throughout spring training possibly hampering his production. Owners will hope Tuesday's homer is what he needed to jumpstart his season and regain his All-Star caliber form going forward.
Seager went 2-for-4 with two walks and a run scored Saturday against the Giants.
This kind of line normally isn't notable for Seager, but he has struggled early in the regular season after battling an elbow injury throughout spring training. This is only the second time this season he has managed to reach base multiple times in seven starts, and he has yet to connect for any extra-base hits. It's possible this performance is a turning point for Seager, but his health has to remain a concern based on his slow start.
Seager is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.
Seager will get the day off after going hitless (0-for-7) across the team's first two games of the season. Enrique Hernandez will start at shortstop and hit second in his stead. Seager should be back in the lineup for the series finale Sunday.
Seager (elbow) went 1-for-3 with his first home run of spring training Thursday against the Royals.
The slugging shortstop has looked more like himself over his previous two contests, going 3-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI after starting off spring training mired in a 2-for-18 slump (due in large part to his minor elbow injury). It was odd to see Seager stick in the designated hitter spot Thursday after making two successful starts at short in minor-league camp over the past three days. Perhaps the Dodgers didn't want to push him following his first extended action in the field this season. Whatever the case, Seager stated that he is over the elbow issues that plagued him early on, confirming his availability for Opening Day to David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports on Wednesday. Assuming there are no setbacks, the owners who gambled on his health in earlier drafts appear to have received a bit of a discount on a premier fantasy shortstop.
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|2013||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||74||272||45||84||18||3||12||57||34||58||9||4||.389||.529||.309|
|2014||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||80||327||61||115||34||2||18||70||30||76||5||1||.411||.633||.352|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||105||421||64||117||30||2||13||61||32||65||3||0||.332||.451||.278|