Corey Seager is batting .324 in his first 25 Triple-A games with three home runs and 15 RBIs. (Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS — You could probably figure this out by looking at Corey Seager‘s recent stats at Triple-A Oklahoma City (he’s 10 for his last 13), but Yasmani Grandal confirmed it with his eyes Friday.
“It looks like he’s hitting BP,” the catcher said of Seager, the Dodgers’ 21-year-old shortstop of the future.
Seager went 6-for-6 Thursday, falling one hit short of tying a Pacific Coast League record and a triple shy of the cycle.
“I’m really impressed,” said Grandal, who batted behind Seager during his rehab assignment with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. “He’s got good hands too, made a couple plays up the middle. But I’m really impressed with the bat.”
Corey Seager had a day to remember at the plate Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The highly heralded shortstop went 6-for-6 with six RBIs, including a home run and two doubles, in the Dodgers’ 13-11 win over the Salt Lake Bees. Seager fell a triple shy of the cycle and one hit shy of the Pacific Coast League record for hits in a game, last achieved by Neifi Perez in 1996.
Seager, 21, finished the game with 11 total bases and raised his batting average to .324.
The Salt Lake Bees, the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate, even recognized the achievement on their official Twitter account:
Oklahoma City Dodgers prospect Corey Seager hit his first two home runs Monday since being promoted to Triple-A.
Seager, 21, did not have an extra-base hit in his first 21 games since the promotion from Double-A Tulsa. He ended that drought with a solo home run in the first inning against Salt Lake starter Adam Wilk, a left-handed pitcher with experience in parts of three major league seasons. Seager added a two-run home run in the seventh inning.
Including his first two-and-a-half years in the Dodgers’ organization, it was Seager’s seventh multi-homer game.