Seager and the Dodgers reached a one-year, $13.75 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Seager will get a significant pay increase heading into 2021 and won't require an arbiter during the offseason. The 26-year-old performed incredibly well over the shortened season in 2020, posting a .943 OPS with 15 home runs and 41 RBI.
Seager went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday in a loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the World Series.
Seager hit a solo homer in the eighth inning off Pete Fairbanks. The 26-year-old crushed his seventh homer of postseason, the most by a shortstop in a single postseason. The left-handed hitter slashed .307/.358/.585 and smacked 15 homers while recording 41 RBI during the regular season.
Seager went hitless across five at-bats in the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Braves in Game 7 of the series. He was named the NLCS MVP as Los Angeles advanced to the World Series.
Though he finished the series with a relative whimper, Seager was the catalyst for the Los Angeles offense in the prior six games, during which he reached base at a .400 clip while mashing five home runs and two doubles and driving in 11 runs. The home run and RBI totals were the most by any player in a single postseason series in National League history.
Seager went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's NLCS Game 6 win over the Braves.
Seager opened the scoring with a solo shot off Max Fried in the first inning, kicking off a three-run rally that would provide the Dodgers with all the runs they would need in their 3-1 win. The shortstop had an excellent regular season, hitting .307/.358/.585 with 15 homers in 52 games, and he's been even more productive in the playoffs. Seager has homered six times in 11 postseason games, scoring 13 runs and driving in 15 more while posting a .333/.396/.857 slash line.
Seager went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Braves on Friday.
Seager started the Dodgers' scoring by smacking a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning. He added a two-run shot three frames later to provide insurance to the team's lead and force Game 6 on Saturday. Overall, Seager has provided plenty of pop in the postseason, as he now has five home runs, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored to go along with a .342/.409/.842 line across 44 plate appearances.
Seager went 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs and three RBI in Wednesday's NLCS Game 3 win against Atlanta.
Seager drove in the first of the Dodgers' 11 first-inning runs with a double. He hit an RBI single later in the same inning to stretch the score to 7-0. Later, in the top of the third, his solo homer made it 13-0. The shortstop is now hitting .367/.444/.800 with three homers in eight games this postseason.
Seager went 2-for-4 with a home run, one double, four total RBI, two runs, one walk and two strikeouts in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to Atlanta.
Seager was the Dodgers' top performer Tuesday as the team nearly came back late in the contest. The shortstop has struck out four times over the first two games of the series, but he's still been quite effective since the start of the postseason.
Seager went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base during Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Padres.
The 26-year-old hit a solo homer in the first game of the playoffs but entered Wednesday's game hitless in his past seven at-bats. He broke out in Game 2 to power the offense. Seager is now 4-for-14 with one homer, two doubles, four runs, four RBI ad two walks through four postseason games.
Seager went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Wednesday's Game 1 victory over the Brewers.
He took Freddy Peralta deep in the seventh inning to give the Dodgers an insurance run. That blast ended up being the last score of a 4-2 win. Seager and Mookie Betts did most of the damage for the Dodgers out of the first two spots in the lineup.
Seager went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a win over Oakland on Thursday.
Seager belted his 15th homer of the year -- a 407-foot solo shot -- in the third inning and drove in another run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Over his last six games, the shortstop has gone 12-for-24 (.500) with three homers and seven RBI. Seager has posted a .325/.374/.620 slash line this season, but his advanced metrics suggest that he has been even better than his standard numbers indicate. Per Statcast, he leads qualified major-league hitters in xBA (.359) and xSLG (.718) while ranking fourth in hard-hit rate (57 percent), fifth in average exit velocity (93.6 mph), and seventh in barrel rate (16.4 percent).
Seager went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBI in a win over Oakland on Tuesday.
Seager knocked in the Dodgers' first run with a single in the first inning and drove in another with a solo shot to center field in the fifth. The 2016 National League Rookie of the Year has steadily put together an MVP-caliber 2020 campaign, ranking in the top 10 among NL hitters in batting average (.321), homers (14), RBI (39) and OPS (.986).
Seager is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Colorado, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Seager will sit for the first time since Aug. 20, even though he's hitting .324/.374/.610 in 25 games since then. Chris Taylor will take over at shortstop in his absence.
Seager went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI, a double and another run scored during Thursday's win over the Rockies.
Seager got the Dodgers on the board with his 13th long ball of the year, this time a solo shot against Kyle Freeland in the fourth inning. He also doubled and scored in the seventh frame. Across 44 games this season, the 26-year-old leads the Dodgers with 36 RBI and a .309 batting average.
Seager went 2-for-5 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Seager broke open the scoring with a solo home run against Madison Bumgarner in the third inning. It was the 12th long ball of the year for the 26-year-old, who leads the Dodgers with a .314 batting average.
Seager went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Rockies.
Seager opened the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning and later added a two-run blast in the fifth. The shortstop has surged during a nine-game hitting streak, going 15-for-36 (.417) with three homers, nine RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base in that span. For the year, Seager has 11 homers, 31 RBI and 26 runs scored.
Seager went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a victory over Arizona on Thursday.
Seager has been among the most consistent hitters in baseball this season, logging 14 multi-hit games and going back-to-back contests without a hit only once. During his current six-game hitting streak, Seager has gone 10-for-24 (.417) with three doubles, a home run and six runs scored. He ranks seventh in the National League with a .323 average this season.
Seager went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and one run scored Sunday against the Rangers.
Seager took Kyle Gibson deep as the second batter of the game, collecting his ninth homer of the season. He's been very productive of late, racking up at least one hit in 11 of his 13 last starts, during which he's racked up five long balls, 15 RBI and nine runs scored. Overall, Seager has maintained a .311/.354/.597 line across 127 plate appearances while also chipping in 25 RBI and 21 runs scored.
Seager went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to San Francisco.
Seager unknotted a 3-3 game in the third inning with a 447-foot solo shot to center field. The long ball was the second in as many games for the shortstop, who has now collected 10 multi-hit games on the season. Seager is hitting a steady .300/.340/.600 with eight homers, 21 RBI and 18 runs scored in 106 plate appearances in 2020.
Seager went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in an 11-3 victory over Colorado on Sunday.
Seager gave the Dodgers an early lead with his solo shot in the first inning. The long ball was the seventh of the season for the shortstop, who is hitting homers this season at nearly the twice the frequency (13.4 AB/HR) as his career average (24.4 AB/HR). Seager's Statcast numbers back up the improvement -- he ranks in the 95th percentile in barrel rate (19.5 percent), the 97th percentile in hard-hit percentage (56.1 percent) and the 96th percentile in average exit velocity (93.9 mph). He also ranks second in MLB with a .780 xSLG.
Seager is not starting Thursday against the Mariners.
Seager has started the past seven games, going 7-for-31 with three home runs, 10 RBI and a 2:5 BB:K over that stretch. Chris Taylor is covering shortstop in his stead, with Enrique Hernandez entering the lineup at second base.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/23||@ TB||W 6-2||3||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|10/15||@ ATL||L 2-10||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/14||@ ATL||W 15-3||4||3||3||1||3||0||0|
|10/13||vs ATL||L 7-8||4||2||2||1||4||1||0|
|10/12||vs ATL||L 1-5||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|10/08||@ SD||W 12-3||4||1||1||0||0||2||0|
|10/07||vs SD||W 6-5||4||2||3||0||2||0||1|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||27||100||10||16||2||1||4||15||12||31||1||0||.160||.246||.320|
|2013||AFX-Great Lakes Loons||74||272||45||84||18||3||12||57||34||58||9||4||.309||.389||.529|
|2014||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||80||327||61||115||34||2||18||70||30||76||5||1||.352||.411||.633|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||105||421||64||117||30||2||13||61||32||65||3||0||.278||.332||.451|
|2019||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||3||6||0||2||0||0||0||1||--||1||0||0||.333||.333||.333|