Corey Seager found out, along with the rest of us, that he will face Mark Trumbo in the first round of the Home Run Derby on Monday in San Diego.
“I’m in trouble,” he said.
Trumbo leads MLB with 26 home runs, two of which were hit last night in the Dodgers’ 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Each player gets to choose who will throw to him in the Derby. Seager said that his father, Jeff, will do the honors Monday.
Will participating in the Home Run Derby damage Seager’s sweet swing, which has allowed him to collect a hit in 19 consecutive games? The question has been asked about many hitters over time. It’s a myth that was debunked using basic statistics long ago. Dave Roberts, for what it’s worth, said he has no qualms about Seager participating: