For a young rookie to get called up at the end of the season is a big deal. If the team is the Dodgers, who are leading the division by 8 games — it’s very big deal.
The Dodgers will make the post season and they expect their new, young shortstop Corey Seager to help them get to the World Series and win. He has played six games in the major leagues, getting his first appearance at Petco Park in San Diego against the Padres. His parents were there to see him step up to the plate four times and get two runs, two hits and two RBI’s.
In Tuesday’s game against the L.A. Angels in Anaheim, Seager was part of two double plays, but committed two errors. In his three plate appearances Seager had two hits and an RBI. As of last night his batting average is. 381 and his on-base-percentage (OBP) is .458. Great numbers for a rookie, but can he stay above .300 going into October?. In my interview with the very poised young shortstop I asked Seager if he was ready for a pennant race and the post season. He said, “I better be.”
Manager Don Mattingly is betting on Seager being ready as well. He has been starting in front of some very seasoned veterans this week, in four of the last five games.
Below is my interview with Corey Seager, who has a brother, Kyle Seager, playing third base for the Seattle Mariners and another brother, Justin Seager, playing for the Class A Bakersfield Blaze in the California League, part of the Mariners farm system. His family almost has an entire infield playing baseball. The Dodgers are finishing a three-game series with the Angels here in Anaheim today, before heading to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks.
(All photos by Claudia Gestro)
Claudia is of Peruvian and Italian descent, having been born in a small town, in the North of Peru, South America. She was raised by her grandmother from an early age, living in poverty until Claudia’s mother brought her to America. She landed in Miami, FL and started her new life, playing high school basketball and eventually becoming a United States citizen. Claudia completed her education at Florida International University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and became a model to supplement her income. Since graduating from FIU Claudia has worked with many of the Spanish Language broadcasting companies, including Telemundo, Univision and most recently Spanish Language channels on SiriusXM satellite radio and PasTV Deportes in Venezuela.She encourages you to follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Her content appears here under a shared content agreement with her Spanish television clients.