The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of their first round selection in the 2012 MLB Draft, 18th overall pick Corey Seager. He will be a guest at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, taking batting practice with the team, meeting with manager Don Mattingly, and being introduced to the crowd.
A few details on Seager from the Dodgers:
Seager, a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder, batted .519 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI this season to earn a selection as the Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. He also stole 13 bases while posting a 1.062 slugging percentage and a .664 on-base percentage. The younger brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was rated by Baseball America as the top third baseman in the 2012 draft.
Seager was selected for the 2010 USA Baseball 16-and-Under National Team and earned All-Tournament honors by helping Team USA win a gold medal at the Pan-American Games, batting .514 with a home run and 12 RBI in nine games.
Seager was the 30th of the Dodgers 40 draft picks to sign with the team.