2012 Draft Scouting Report: Corey Seager

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of an amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we're providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at prep infielder, Corey Seager.

Name: Corey Seager
Position: SS/3B
School: Northwest Cabarrus H.S. (N.C.)
Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 190
Bats/Throws: L/R

Events Scouted: Perfect Game National Showcase


Physical Description

Seager fits the mold of the modern star infielder. He's long, athletic and only figures to get stronger in the coming years. The projection when it comes to his frame is one of the more impressive parts of his game

Hitting

The hit tool has just gotten better and better for Seager in the last year. He does have some mechanical issues, like his unconventional hand load, that will have to be ironed out at the next level, but his bat speed has made up for some of those shortcomings. The ball jumps off his bat and he looks like a potential .300 hitter in the big leagues.

Power

Seager's power is coming on fast and only figures to get better as he matures physically. He shows 55 raw power before the games and eventually I expect that to carry over into game action.

Fielding

You could make the case that defense is the strongest part of Seager's game. He has plus-plus range as well as a plus throwing arm for third base. There's a chance he could play shortstop, but he'll likely just outgrow the position.

Speed

Seager is a plus runner. If he stays that way as he gets bigger remains to be seen.

Summation

There are tools across the board when it comes to Seager. His defense will carry him a long way on its own, but the upside with the bat make him a potential star as a professional.

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