Corey Seager is an American professional baseball shortstop for Teas Rangers in the MLB. He was known for the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year, and in his first two seasons in the majors, he was named an MLB All-Star. Seager has seen so many ups and downs in his so far career but finally, his hard work is paying off what he deserves both on-field as well off-field. Along with Adolis Garcia, he has contributed the most in the successful season for the Rangers in 2023.
Corey Seager Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Net Worth
Corey Seager was born on April 27, 1994, in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. His parents are Jeff Seager and Jody Seager. He has two siblings, Kyle Seager and Justin Seager. Corey is the youngest of them. According to the sources, he has a hobby of listening to music. Corey attended Northwest Cabarrus High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Perhaps, Seager was the most talented athlete among the two.
Corey Seager Career
After passing out from High School, though he committed to attend the University of South Carolina on a college baseball scholarship, the Dodgers drafted him in the first round of MLB with the 18th overall selection in 2012, and instead of going to college, he signed for $2.35 million with the Dodgers. Corey started off his professional career with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League in 2012. Later, in 2013, he was promoted to the Great Lakes Loons of the Class A Midwest League.
In 2014, he was titled as the MVP (Most Valuable Person) of the California League; and also selected to Baseball America’s minor league All-Star team. He made his first appearance as the starting shortstop against the San Diego Padres on September 3, 2015, when the Dodgers called Seager up to the majors. Currently, he is still with the Dodgers and is named MVP in the 2020 National League Championship Series.
Awards and Accomplishments
In 2013, Seager was selected for Arizona Fall League Fall Stars. Later, he was selected for All-Star Future Game in 2014; also considered as California League Most Valuable Player (MVP). In 2015, he became Baseball America Triple-A Minor Leagues Player of the Year. In 2016, he was named Baseball America Rookie of the Year and also won the Esurance MLB/This Year in Basketball Award for Best Rookie. Los Angeles Dodgers record for first successive major league starts ranging base (16 on September 21, 2015). Dodgers record for home runs hit by a shortstop in one season (26 in 2016).
Corey Seager Biography
|Real Name||Corey Drew Seager|
|Birth Date||April 27, 1994|
|Age (as of 2023)||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 4” – in Centimetres – 193 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 97 kg – in Pounds – 214 lbs|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Brother||Kyle Seager, Justin Seager|
|School||Northwest Cabarrus High School|
|College||University of South Carolina|
|Girlfriend||Madisyn Van Ham|
Corey married his wife Madison Van Ham. Corey and Madisyn are high school sweethearts and they have been in a relationship since their high school days. They engaged in 2019 and tied the knot on 5th December 2020.
Corey Seager Net Worth
Corey Seager signed an enormous ten-year contract worth $325 million with the Texas Rangers. This made him one of the highest-paid MLB players. This deal notably features a substantial $5 million signing bonus and an average yearly salary of $32.5 million. Looking ahead to 2023, his base salary soared to an impressive $35 million.
The Rangers’ decision to acquire Seager signifies their strong commitment to building a competitive team for the future. Seager’s exceptional performance in the MLB has led to substantial earnings, totaling $97.13 million by 2023, amassed over nine seasons.
Seager’s consistent excellence on the field since his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in September 2015 has proven him to be an invaluable asset. His tenure with the Dodgers spanned until 2021 before embarking on a ten-year journey with the Texas Rangers, beginning in 2022 and extending through 2031.
- The oldest brother of Corey, Kyle Seager plays for the Seattle Mariners team and is the third baseman.
- In 2016, the “National League Rookie of the Year” tag was given by The Sporting News.
- Seager is a left-handed batsman but throws with his right hand.
- According to the sources, his nickname of Corey is Silver Fox.
- The abbreviation for Shortstop is SS and Corey is named as SS for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Seager has one adorable puppy named Hazel.