Seager Named NL Shortstop Silver Slugger Award Winner For Second Straight Year

A second straight All-Star season for Corey Seager is also a second straight Silver Slugger season for the Dodger shortstop.

Seager earned the 2017 National League Silver Slugger Award at shortstop, Louisville Slugger announced Thursday.

The Silver Slugger Award is given to the best offensive player at each position in each league.
The top players at each position are selected in a vote by MLB coaches and managers, who can’t vote for players on their own team. Selections are based on a combination of offensive statistics, as well as the managers’ and coaches’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value.

Seager led all NL shortstops in hits (159), runs (85), doubles (33) and walks (67), while setting career highs in RBI (77), stolen bases (4) and walks. He also ranked second among NL shortstops in batting average (.295), on-base percentage (.375) and slugging percentage (.479).

He also launched 22 home runs and became the first Dodger player since Jackie Robinson (1947–48) to collect at least 30 doubles in each of his first two big league seasons. His 52 career home runs are the most in Los Angeles Dodger history as a shortstop.

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