Cory Seager is going to be a record breaking machine

This season will probably have a lot of posts about Cory Seager and in the beginning it will center about what he has accomplished as a 22-year-old LAD shortstop.

Sometimes however his age won’t be involved. For example with his home run last night, Jon Weisman noted that Seager tied the LAD SS May franchise home run record.

Just to go one further, Cory has nine home runs, which gives him the LAD franchise record for 22-year-old shortstops.  Cory would be a cinch to break the all time LAD SS franchise record for shortstops if not for Hanley Ramirez.  If all goes well, Seager will be sitting on top this list by the end of the year. Not bad for a rookie.

Rk Player HR Year Age Tm OPS
1 Hanley Ramirez 20 2013 29 LAD 1.04
2 Don Zimmer 17 1958 27 LAD 0.72
3 Rafael Furcal 15 2006 28 LAD 0.814
4 Kevin Elster 14 2000 35 LAD 0.796
5 Jimmy Rollins 13 2015 36 LAD 0.643
6 Hanley Ramirez 13 2014 30 LAD 0.817
7 Hanley Ramirez 10 2012 28 LAD 0.774
8 Greg Gagne 10 1996 34 LAD 0.698

How does he compare against all major league shortstops age 22 or younger? As we head into June, Seager now has nine home runs. With his next home run Seager will become the 3oth shortstop age 22 or younger to hit double-digit home runs. He does not make the list below yet, but as the season progresses he will not only join this list but also climb it quickly.  I think that eventually he’ll end the year in the top ten, but even has an outside chance at the top five,  joining two of the greatest hitting shortstops in major league history.

Player HR Year Age Tm Lg RBI OPS
Alex Rodriguez 42 1998 22 SEA AL 124 0.919
Alex Rodriguez 36 1996 20 SEA AL 123 1.045
Cal Ripken 28 1982 21 BAL AL 93 0.792
Cal Ripken 27 1983 22 BAL AL 102 0.888
Troy Tulowitzki 24 2007 22 COL NL 99 0.838
Alex Rodriguez 23 1997 21 SEA AL 84 0.846
Ron Hansen 22 1960 22 BAL AL 86 0.781
Carlos Correa 22 2015 20 HOU AL 68 0.857
Vern Stephens 22 1943 22 SLB AL 91 0.839
Jim Fregosi 18 1964 22 LAA AL 72 0.833
Hanley Ramirez 17 2006 22 FLA NL 59 0.833
Zoilo Versalles 17 1962 22 MIN AL 67 0.66
Wil Cordero 15 1994 22 MON NL 63 0.853
Chris Speier 15 1972 22 SFG NL 71 0.761
Starlin Castro 14 2012 22 CHC NL 78 0.753
Alex Gonzalez 14 1999 22 FLA NL 59 0.739
Jimmy Rollins 14 2001 22 PHI NL 54 0.743
Vern Stephens 14 1942 21 SLB AL 92 0.774
Rico Petrocelli 13 1965 22 BOS AL 33 0.721
Xander Bogaerts 12 2014 21 BOS AL 46 0.66
Francisco Lindor 12 2015 21 CLE AL 51 0.835
Arky Vaughan 12 1934 22 PIT NL 94 0.942
Denis Menke 11 1963 22 MLN NL 50 0.632
Travis Jackson 11 1924 20 NYG NL 76 0.754
Edgar Renteria 11 1999 22 STL NL 63 0.734
Starlin Castro 10 2011 21 CHC NL 66 0.773
Wil Cordero 10 1993 21 MON NL 58 0.695
Derek Jeter 10 1996 22 NYY AL 78 0.8
Alex Gonzalez 10 1995 22 TOR AL 42 0.72
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