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Dodgers News: Shortstop Corey Seager Nominated for Hank Aaron Award

On Thursday, Oct. 6, Los Angeles Dodgers’ shortstop, Corey Seager, was announced as a nominee for the Hank Aaron Award. Seager is looking to become the youngest winner of the award at the ripe age of 22 years old.

The Hank Aaron Award started in 1999 and awards the best offensive players in each league. This year, fans get to participate and share their votes online using hashtags. Dodger fans can share their vote by tweeting the #VoteCorey hashtag.

Seager made his major league debut last year on Sept. 3. This year, in his first full season, he played in a total of 157 games where he attained 40 doubles, 26 home runs, and 72 RBIs. The rookie hit .308/.365/.512 with a total of 193 hits. The talented shortstop also broke a Dodgers franchise record for the most hits in a season by a rookie after his 181st hit this September.

Dodger Rumors are that the rookie has already proven to be a favorite in the competition and this time has the extra help from fans that are able to vote.

In related Dodgers news, the only other Dodger to receive a Hank Aaron Award was Matt Kemp in 2011. Since Kemp’s trade, Seager has definitely pleased fans filling in for the loss a great offensive player.

Here’s how the rest of the field looks for the National League Hank Aaron Award:

National League Nominees:

Arizona Diamondbacks Jake Lamb
Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman
Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant
Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto
Colorado Rockies Nolan Arenado
Los Angeles Dodgers Corey Seager
Miami Marlins Christian Yelich
Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun
New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes
Philadelphia Phillies Odubel Herrera
Pittsburgh Pirates Gregory Polanco
St. Louis Cardinals Stephen Piscotty
San Diego Padres Wil Myers
San Francisco Giants Brandon Crawford
Washington Nationals Daniel Murphy

Both leagues have Hank Aaron Award winners. This is how the American League looks:

American League Nominees:

Baltimore Orioles Mark Trumbo
Boston Red Sox David Ortiz
Chicago White Sox Jose Abreu
Cleveland Indians Jose Ramirez
Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera
Houston Astros Jose Altuve
Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer
Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout
Minnesota Twins Brian Dozier
New York Yankees Didi Gregorious
Oakland Athletics Khris Davis
Seattle Mariners Nelson Cruz
Tamps Bay Rays Evan Longoria
Texas Rangers Adrian Beltre
Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson

Don’t forget to tweet #VoteCorey!

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Alyssa Jara

CSULA student//Good food and sci-fi novels make me happy. I fear not seeing every part of the world! Follow me on Twitter: @alyssajjara

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