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Dodgers take high school infielder Corey Seager with first pick

June 04, 2012|By Steve Dilbeck

The Dodgers’ first-round pick came around Monday – and surprise, surprise – they did not select a starting pitcher.

Instead, with the 18th overall selection the Dodgers selected high school third baseman Corey Seager. He is the first position player the Dodgers have selected with their first pick since James Loney in 2002.

The left-handed hitting Seager, 18, is the younger brother of Mariners’ third baseman Kyle Seager and played at Cabarrus High School in North Carolina.

Seager is 6 feet 3 and 190 pounds, and most project him as having more power than his brother. He played shortstop in high school.

He might not be the easiest signing, having committed to two-time national champion South Carolina.

The Dodgers are currently fairly devoid in the minors of an impact bat at third, or much anywhere else.

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