The 2016 Rookie of the Year is peaking at the right time. Corey Seager has been named NL Player of the Week for the week ending September 21st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.
Seager earned his first NL Player of the Week Award and is the third Dodger winner this season, following his All-Star teammates Cody Bellinger who won on April 7, and Hyun-Jin Ryu who won on April 13. In recognition of his Player of the Week award, Corey Seager will be awarded with a specially engraved watch courtesy of Artinian.
To earn the Player of the Week honor, Seager batted .500 (10-for-20) with five runs scored, two doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI and a 1.000 slugging percentage over five games played.
Corey has a hit in each game during his award-winning week and enters play today in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak, dating back to September 13. He’s also recorded two hits and a run scored in each of his previous five games since Tuesday, and is tied for the 10th longest such streak in franchise history, and the longest since Dee Gordon’s five game streak in 2014.
The lefty shortstop hit his 18th home run of the season in yesterday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies, leading the Dodgers to their 100th win of the season. Los Angeles has now reached the 100-win milestone twice in the last three seasons (also 2017) and is on pace to enter the Postseason with the best record in the National League.
On the season, Seager is slashing .273/363/.490/.814 with 18 homers and 41 doubles. He has two home runs in his last three games, and is batting .481 over his last seven contests.
Seager has been hindered by injury this season, but seems to be hitting his stride just in time to lead the Dodgers through the playoffs.