Corey Seager, SS – 10 Years /$325 million
The crown jewel of the Texas Rangers’ off-season to date
Career numbers (7 years):
- 104 Home Runs
- 131 OPS+
- 21.3 WAR
- 2016 – ROY, All-Star, Silver Slugger. 2017 – All-Star, Silver Slugger. 2020 – NLCS and World Series MVP
Corey Seager is the main signing so far for the Texas Rangers. In fact, he set the franchise record for the largest deal ever. He’s one of the few high-caliber players that could push Semien to 2nd. Corey gives the Texas Rangers, arguably the best middle infield in the game. The numbers and reputation speak for themselves but more than speaking will be asked of him.
Looked at almost unanimously as one of the best hitters on the market for the next few years, the expectations will be high. Seager’s signing shows the seriousness of Chris Young and Jon Daniels’ desire to make this team competitive for years to come.
Accolades aside, the worry for Seager is his ability to stay on the field. Unlike Semien, who played 162 games twice, Seager has only played more than 100 3 times in his 7 years. 2021 he was limited to 95 but that can be blamed on bad luck after being hit in the hand by a pitch. But at $325 million, he’ll need to stay healthy to make the impact needed.
Corey Seager is one of the premier players in the game and he’s now a Texas Ranger. Injury concern plagued Texas with Prince Fielder, which hurt the team for years but that worry doesn’t quite lie with Seager yet. The Rangers overpaid to get their guy and it could all be worth it when he holds the Commissioners Trophy (which needs a new name) in Arlington.