Dodgers, despite Jimmy Rollins’ struggles, don’t plan to rush prospect Corey Seager

12 Comments

Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins entered Sunday’s action batting a paltry .197/.259/.336 with seven home runs and 18 RBI, which has led to some speculation that shortstop prospect Corey Seager could be on his way up. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said that Seager won’t be promoted as a fix to Rollins’ woes; rather, the organization has a road map for him that includes more time at Triple-A, per ESPN’s Mark Saxon.

Seager, 21, was taken by the Dodgers in the first round (18th overall) in the 2012 draft. He entered the 2015 season among baseball’s top-ten prospects according to MLB.com, Baseball America, and Baseball Prospectus. In 163 plate appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Seager is hitting .297/.356/.459 with four home runs and 19 RBI.