Comparing Carlos Correa and Corey Seager

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 25: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game Five of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 25, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 25: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game Five of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 25, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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Corey Seager

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Corey Seager has also been one of the best players in baseball since making his debut at age-21 in 2015. Known more for his bat than his glove, Seager has produced an excellent .297/.367/.504/.871 batting line, good for a 131 OPS+ over his career. And, while he’s missed a fair share of games (playing in 71% of the Dodgers games since his debut), he’s consistently produced at an above average to excellent level throughout his career.

Seager has played 145 games just twice in his career as he’s suffered a broken hand on an HBP (2021), hamstring injury (2019), and had Tommy John surgery (2018) that have resulted in extended absences. In 2021, he missed two and half months but finished the last two months healthy and played great after his return.

Seager is perhaps best known for his postseason heroics in 2020. In 18 games that postseason he hit 8 home runs, scored 20 runs, and drove in 20 while hitting .328/.425/.746/1.171 and winning MVP for both the NLCS and World Series as the Dodgers won their first World Series in 32 years.

Defensively, Seager is roughly an average defender. Over his career, he’s produced 2.5 dWAR according to Baseball Reference but also has -5 DRS and -17 OAA. Range factor and fielding percentage also have him as a little below average.