Corey Seager named 2016 National League Rookie of the Year

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No surprises here. Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was named the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He’s the first Dodger to win the award since Todd Hollandsworth in 1996. (Fun fact: Hollandsworth was the fifth consecutive Dodger rookie to win the award, following Hideo Nomo, Raul Mondesi, Mike Piazza, and Eric Karros. Mondesi and Piazza won unanimously.) Seager is the first shortstop to win the NL ROY since Hanley Ramirez in 2006.

Seager, 22, dazzled in his first full season, batting .308/.365/.512 with 26 home runs, 72 RBI, and 105 runs scored in 687 plate appearances, helping the Dodgers reach the NLCS. Corey, the brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, was drafted by the Dodgers 18th overall in the first round of the 2012 draft.

Nationals outfielder Trea Turner finished in second place in Rookie of the Year balloting followed by Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda in third place. Rockies shortstop Trevor Story was fourth, followed by Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz, Rockies starter Jon Gray, Mets starter Steven Matz, and Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant won the NL ROY unanimously last year.