Way-Too-Early Predictions for 2016 NL Rookie of the Year

1. Corey Seager, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

(Photo credit – Mark J Rebilas)

(Photo credit – Mark J Rebilas)

As good as the other four rookies are, this is very easily Corey Seager’s award to lose. The 21-year-old arrived on the scene last year and promptly took the job away from Jimmy Rollins. He slashed a remarkable .337/.425./561 with four home runs and 17 RBIs. Oh, he did all that in just 27 games. On top of all that, he plays a pretty good shortstop. While he doesn’t have tremendous speed, he can run pretty well. Already, he’s considered to be better than big brother Kyle Seager, which is a pretty impressive accomplishment considering the Seattle Mariners’ third basemen is a Gold Glover and All-Star. Unless Corey Seager suffers an injury (knock-knock!), or has some odd drop off, he’ll likely be named 2016 NL Rookie of the Year.

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