MLB.com names Corey Seager as baseball’s top prospect
MLB.com has named Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager as the No. 1 prospect in the game, unseating Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. Buxton, who has held that distinction for the past two years, checks in at No. 2 on this year’s list.
It’s no surprise to see Seager at the top. After a strong season between Double-A and Triple-A last year, the 21-year-old made his major league debut in September and quickly took over the starting shortstop job from Jimmy Rollins. It was a small sample, but Seager proved worthy of the hype by batting .337/.425/.561 with four homers over 27 games. He only logged 113 plate appearances, so he still qualifies as a rookie for this season, where he’s expected to be the regular shortstop for Los Angeles.
Rounding out MLB.com’s top five are right-hander Lucas Giolito from the Nationals, teenage left-hander Julio Urias from the Dodgers, and shortstop J.P. Crawford from the Phillies.
You can see the full top 100 list here.