While we have been forced to speak too often in these pages about many disastrous cases of reaching too high for unproven but very high-end talented hitters (Yasiel Puig, Anthony Rendon, etc.), we actually had a case of a player making good on his elevated draft price in 2016 when it came to Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager. At only 22-years-old, Seager proved he was every bit worth the late second round price tag he carried in 2016 drafts as he smacked 26 home runs, scored 106 runs, and batted .308. Seager’s performance conjures up memories of a young Troy Tulowitzki in Colorado but without the added benefits of operating in a power park. The pure hitting skills are immense already as Seager struck out in just 19.4 percent of his at-bats last season and many think he can challenge for a batting title real soon. Nothing seems beyond Seager’s grasp outside of an impactful stolen base total (just 3 total steals a year ago) and that means he is worth whatever you pay for him at the draft once again.
2017 PROJECTION: .315 28 HR 79 RBI 110 R 5 SB