Dodgers: Corey Seager Named Finalist for MLB’s Hank Aaron Award
The Dodgers’ Corey Seager has been one of the better success stories of the 2020 season. After a few years of injury-plagued seasons that included Tommy John surgery, Seager returned this year to have one of the best offensive seasons of his career.
With that, it was announced by Major League Baseball that Seager is one of the finalists for the 2020 Hank Aaron Award. The league hands out the award each year since 1999 to the best regular-season offensive performer in each league. Dodgers fans have the opportunity to vote for Corey online at MLB.com/hankaaronaward.
Clubs nominated one player from each team to be considered for the prestigious award. Several MLB writers ultimately determine seven finalists from each league to be voted on by fans. Hall of Fame players that include Hank Aaron will also vote on the winners of the award. As of now, there are no Dodgers players on the Hall of Fame panel.
No Dodgers player has ever officially won the Hank Aaron award since they started handing it out in 1999. Freddie Freeman, Dominic Smith, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Paul Goldschmidt, and Juan Soto are the other National League finalists.
Seager has been a big part of the Dodgers’ massive success in this shortened 60-game season. A deep dive into his numbers reveals that he’s put up better numbers in 2020 than he did in his Rookie of the Year campaign back in 2016. His .943 OPS is by far the best mark he has put up through a full season.
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Great! We need more batters like Seager. Mookie has been a bit of a disappointment lately. IIf they know he can’t hit off lefties why don’t they sit him? Muncy at times looks like he’s making a comeback but then not. Too bad smith or barns can’t play any other position.