Corey Seager holding court

Five days ago Corey Seager had hit nine home runs and was just about to crack the LAD leaderboard for home runs by a shortstop. Since then, Corey blasted five more home runs and is poised to break all sorts of records this June. For now he can be satisfied with having the fourth most home runs by any LAD SS ever.

Player HR Year Age PA SLG OPS
Hanley Ramirez 20 2013 29 336 0.638 1.040
Don Zimmer 17 1958 27 495 0.415 0.720
Rafael Furcal 15 2006 28 736 0.445 0.814
Corey Seager 14 2016 22 249 0.533 0.874
Kevin Elster 14 2000 35 259 0.455 0.796
Hanley Ramirez 13 2014 30 512 0.448 0.817
Jimmy Rollins 13 2015 36 563 0.358 0.643
Hanley Ramirez 10 2012 28 272 0.450 0.774
Greg Gagne 10 1996 34 487 0.364 0.698

Since Corey now has double-digit home runs, this would be a good time to add the LAD rookie home run leaderboard. This leaderboard includes every LAD rookie who ever had double digit home runs.  A list dominated by Mike Piazza, and last years rookie, Joc Pederson. Twenty six players have hit at least ten home runs as a LAD rookie. Many of them were my favorite players so I think I’ll write about each player that Corey passes over the next few months. He just tied Bill Sudakis,  and with his next home run will tie Ron Cey and James Loney.  A few years ago I wrote about Bill Sudakis and the impact he had on me during his Sept callup. 

Corey blew by Jim Lefebvre and Willie Davis so fast I had nothing prepared, but I’ll get to them soon. UPDATE – Joe Ferguson and Mike Marshall were removed from the original list. David Young of TBLA did some research and even though Baseball Reference has them listed as Rookies in 1973 and 1983 they were not rookies.

Player HR Year Age PA OPS Pos
Mike Piazza (RoY-1st) 35 1993 24 602 0.932 C
Joc Pederson 26 2015 23 585 0.763 CF
Frank Howard (RoY-1st) 23 1960 23 487 0.784 OF
Eric Karros (RoY-1st) 20 1992 24 589 0.73 1B
Greg Brock (RoY-7th) 20 1983 26 543 0.738 1B
Yasiel Puig (RoY-2nd) 19 2013 22 432 0.925 OF
Don Demeter 18 1959 24 401 0.731 OF
Billy Grabarkewitz 17 1970 24 640 0.852 SS/3B
Jayson Werth 16 2004 25 326 0.825 OF
Raul Mondesi (RoY-1st) 16 1994 23 454 0.849 OF
James Loney (RoY-6th) 15 2007 23 375 0.919 1B
Ron Cey (RoY-6th) 15 1973 25 595 0.723 3B
Corey Seager 14 2016 22 249 0.874 SS
Bill Sudakis 14 1969 23 507 0.678 3B
John Roseboro 14 1958 25 431 0.788 C
Matt Luke 12 1998 27 257 0.736 OF
Todd Hollandsworth (RoY-1st) 12 1996 23 526 0.785 OF
Jim Lefebvre (RoY-1st) 12 1965 23 631 0.706 2B
Willie Davis 12 1961 21 380 0.767 OF
Alex Guerrero 11 2015 28 230 0.695 OF
Andre Ethier (RoY-5th) 11 2006 24 441 0.842 OF
Tommy Davis (RoY-5th) 11 1960 21 374 0.728 OF
Russell Martin (RoY-9th) 10 2006 23 468 0.792 C
David Ross 10 2003 26 140 0.892 C

 

As always, thanks to baseball reference and their play index for all this information.  

 

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