Beginners luck? Not exactly. Corey Seager won Rookie Of The Year in 2016, and it has nothing to do with good karma. The LA Dodger’s talented shortstop is the number one guy to watch right now, so check out these 5 incredible facts about the baseball player!
1. Is age really just a number?
It’s quite the incredible feat that Corey Seager is Rookie Of The Year at only 22 years old. Young age usually correlates with a lack of experience, but that could not be more false in Corey’s case. As of 2016, he is the youngest opening day starting shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers since Gene Mauch played in 1944.
2. His battling statistics are through the roof!
On top of his incredible skills as LA’s shortstop and third basemen, Corey sure knows how to bat! The athlete hit three home runs in June against the Atlanta Braves — the only Dodgers shortstop ever able to do so since Kevin Elster in 2000. Needless to say he kills it in almost every position.
3. Must be something in his genes…
Corey is not the only member of his family to become a phenomenal baseball player! Along with his older brother, Corey and Kyle Seager became the first pair of brothers in major league baseball history to each hit at least 25 home runs in the same season. Kyle currently plays for the Seattle Mariners.
4. He has famous friends!
Corey may come from humble North Carolina beginnings, but that doesn’t mean he’s disconnected from the Hollywood scene! The baseball player got to hang out with actor Matthew McConaughey at the Dodgers Foundation Gala in July, and even snagged a photo with him!
5. Sorry ladies, he’s taken!
Judging from Corey’s epic Instagram account, it looks like he has a girlfriend! Madisyn Van Ham is a stunning natural beauty, with gorgeous brunette mermaid hair that falls past her shoulders. Madisyn sometimes travels with her beau to cheer him on at his baseball games. How sweet!
HollywoodLifers, have you ever watched Corey play at a Dodgers game?