MLB Draft 2012: Dodgers Select SS Corey Seager In First Round, No. 18 Overall

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Corey Seager, a shortstop from Cabarrus High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina, with their first round pick, No. 18 overall, in the 2012 MLB Draft. This ends a string of nine consecutive years that the Dodgers used their first draft pick to select a pitcher.

Seager is the brother of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. The 18-year old Seager, listed at 6'4", 205 pounds, hit .519 in his senior year of high school, with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 28 games.

Earlier today in their final mock drafts, Jim Callis of Baseball America projected the Dodgers to draft Oklahoma high school pitcher Ty Hensley, while Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus projected the Dodgers to select pitcher Michael Wacha from Texas A&M.

Under the new collective bargaining agreement, the slot bonus amount for the No. 18 pick is $1.95 million, per Baseball Prospectus.

For more on the Dodgers be sure to check out True Blue LA.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.