Great size; solid build; 6-4/215 is accurate; wide shoulders; almost maxed out, could add a couple pounds of muscle; plus athleticism; tons of strength already.
4/6, 4/7, 4/14, 5/6, 5/9
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A, Dodgers)
Cool, calm, and collected. Overall game has an ease to it; can look like he lacks a sense of urgency but that's just the way he plays.
50; Major-league regular
Wide stance; weight shifts to the back leg early; hands are in good hitting position; plus bat speed; arms can get extended a little early; barred arm; slight uppercut; back leg can collapse on him; struggled with velocity inside; can't seem to get the barrel to the inner-half unless he's looking hard and in; passive approach can get him behind in the count and force him to expand the zone; has made some adjustments game to game; better approach; spits on breaking balls in the dirt; more aggressive (in the zone) in the last couple of games; lots of hard contact; tough out; could have a high OBP with high strikeouts as well.
Good present strength; could be well-above average raw power down the line; swing has plenty of loft and leverage; good carry in batting practice; present gap power; hit some opposite-field warning track fly balls during game action; power will come with time due to a fluid swing and raw strength.
Present speed is fringy; clocked 4.28 on a dig; moves well, but size and weight will limit his speed on the base paths; future below-average run.
Very soft hands; gobbles up easy opportunities; glove is above-average; moves with grace and athleticism; no wasted movements in any direction; very good balance; range dependent on first step; average range at the moment; could be a very good 3rd baseman in a few years; fits at shortstop for the foreseeable future.
Strong arm; can make the throw from the hole and up the middle; thrown with ease and has good carry; rarely needed to unleashed it; left-side of the infield type of arm.
The first two looks at Seager last year left me unimpressed, but this year he has made improvements at the plate and has shown the ability to make adjustments. Last year and early this year he expanded the zone and looked uncomfortable, especially with runners on base. After a brief DL stint, he came back with a more selectively aggressive approach and showed more frequent hard contact vs. quality stuff. The bat could be above-average long term which can show off his great strength and leverage in his swing. His glove and arm are plus at present, which alone will keep him at shortstop for the time being. Overall, Seager is a smooth operator with a decent chance to produce solid offensive production and good defense from the left side of the infield. Above-average stuff and more advanced arms may highlight his problems with inside velocity, so Double-A will be a big test.