Dodgers' Top Prospect Promoted To Chattanooga

20-Year Old Corey Seager Plays First Game Firday

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Corey Seager with the Great Lake Loons.
Corey Seager with the Great Lake Loons.
- photo by www.mlive.com

Dodgers' top prospect Corey Seager will be in the lineup for Friday's game in Mobile against the BayBears. To make room for Seager, Alberto Rosario has been moved to the disabled list. The Lookouts need a spark since they have lost 5-of-their-last 6 games, and three consecutive games

006000518798828px;">Seager, 20, was promoted after he batted .352 with 18 home runs in 80 games at Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He led the California League with 34 doubles, a .633 slugging percentage and a 1.044 OPS.

Seager was one of the Dodgers' two representatives at Sunday's Futures Game. He was allowed to stay in Minneapolis an extra couple of days to see his brother, Kyle Seager, play in the All-Star Game for the American League Tuesday.

The Dodgers signed the infielder to a $2.35 million bonus after making him the 18th pick overall.

Kyle Seager is the third baseman for the Seattle Mariners. Their middle brother, Justin Seager, is also in the Mariners farm system. He was the 2013 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year while a member of the Charlotte 49ers.

From MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS --  Starting at shortstop, Seager went 0-for-1 and was hit by a pitch in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game for the U.S. squad in its 3-2 victory over the World team. The experience was a nice transition for Seager, a reward of sorts. Because instead of returning to the Dodgers' Rancho Cucamonga Class A Advanced affiliate upon leaving Minnesota, Seager will join the organization's Double-A Chattanooga affiliate.

The 20-year-old understood the implications of his promotion. "They say that Double-A is the best competition ..." He didn't finish the sentence, but he didn't have to. Double-A is widely considered the primary stepping-stone en route to the Major Leagues -- a destination that has been envisioned for Seager since the Dodgers selected him in the first round (18th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

MLB.com ranked Seager as the Dodgers' top prospect and 28th-best among Minor Leaguers from all organizations.



Boy In Critical Condition; Another Person Stabbed And Man Shot In Dispute At Apartments On Citico Avenue

A boy is in critical condition after being stabbed on Sunday afternoon in what police described as a dispute between neighbors. One other person was stabbed and a man was shot in the stomach in the melee in the 2700 block of Citico Avenue. The injuries to the second person stabbed in the neck and the shooting victim were said to be not life-threatening. The 12:45 p.m. incident ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Shot On Dodson Avenue Early Sunday Afternoon

A 25-year-old woman was shot on Dodson Avenue just after noon on Sunday. Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were notified at 12:13 p.m. by a local hospital that a victim arrived with a gunshot wound. The shooting reportedly occurred in the 1300 block of Dodson Avenue. Shaday Millener arrived at the hospital in a personal vehicle with a non-life threatening ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanks A Lot For Nothing

Somebody should have gotten an award last Tuesday when a 90-minute “education summit” involving our school leaders, politicians and media produced absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Oh, there are a number of candidates we could give an award for “nothing,” both in our school district and on its fringes. Yet to find Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen brought her high-and-mighty ... (click for more)