Seager hits a home run, time to update the Seager HR leaderboard
Amid the doom and gloom of what a “mild herniation” means, Corey Seager launched his team-leading 17th home run today.
That moves Seager past Raul Mondesi and into a tie with Billy Grabarkewitz, the Witz kid of 1970.
LAD Rookie Home Run Leaderboard
|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|
With 80 games in the books, you could extrapolate Seager for 34 bombs. He is certainly on pace to pass Joc Pederson and at least end up second on this list. Of course, that is getting ahead of ourselves because anything could happen.
What we do know is that Mike Piazza would not hit his 18th home run until July 9th, one day after hitting his 17th home run on July 8th. Right now Seager is a head of the Piazza pace.
I may not have mentioned that Piazza hit two home runs in a game three times in Sept.