Corey Seager LAD Rookie HR Leaderboard update
Last night Corey Seager blasted his sixteenth home run of the year, and now can say hi to Raul Mondesi. Raul Mondesi was the NL Rookie of the Year in 1994, and had a Puig like career with the Dodgers before being traded for Shawn Green.
I got all my information from Baseball-Reference but it appears they have a problem figuring out rookie status for players before a certain time period. David Young over at TrueBlueLA noticed that Baseball Reference is wrong about the rookie status of Joe Ferguson and Mike Marshall. Since David is a stickler for details I’m going to trust his judgement on this, and remove Joe and Mike from the rookie home run leaderboard. I’m also going to remove everyone below fifteen since they can be found here.
Corey still has his sights set on the all-time LAD rookie record of 35 home runs by Mike Piazza. Piazza hit his 16th on July 5th, so Corey is still ahead of the Piazza pace. Piazza would hit his 17th home run on July 8th.
|Mike Piazza (RoY-1st)||35||1993||24||602||0.932||C|
|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|
|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|