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MLB: Ranking The Potential NL Rookie Of The Year Candidates

1. Corey Seager

Current 2016 stats: .307, 17 HR, 47 RBI, 122 H, 29 2B, .884 OPS

Projected: .307, 27 HR, 74 RBI, 192 H, 46 2B, .884 OPS

When it comes to all-around numbers and value, Seager wins out. When it comes to a top prospect panning out, he wins out again.

With all of the hype surrounding Corey Seager, the 22-year-old shortstop has emerged into one of the future faces of major league baseball. Additionally, he adds to what is now a stacked core of young and talented shortstops in the National League.

Catalyzing a Dodgers team merely one game off the pace in the NL West, he is well on his way to a second taste of postseason baseball in as many years. The difference this year will be that a full slate of regular season baseball will follow him into the pivotal games.

Barring an unforeseen tail-off in progress, Seager will be honored with the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year award.

Emmanuel Berbari covers the New York Yankees & Major League Baseball for ESNY. Interact with him and view his daily work by “liking” his facebook page. He invites you to email any questions, comments, or concerns as well.

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