Following the Rangers World Series win, Corey Seager became undoubtedly the best shortstop in the world

Despite only playing 119 games in 2023, Seager slashed .327/.390/.623 with 33 home runs and 96 RBI.

The Rangers $325 million man continued that success in the postseason, being named the World Series MVP after driving six home runs and knocking in 12 throughout the playoffs. 

However, 2024 has been anything but successful for the two-time World Series MVP… until now

In the offseason, Seager underwent sports hernia surgery, which sidelined him for the majority of Spring Training and was very likely the root cause of his early-season struggles.

Seager’s struggles were just a small piece of the bigger picture, which showed a struggling Rangers offense, counterintuitive to the high expectations Texas had at the plate coming into the season. Recently, however, Corey Seager has started to come alive, a sign desperately needed by a Texas team that has lost eight of its last ten. 

In his last 17 games, Seager is slashing .313/.416/.609 with 6 home runs and 11 RBI. 

Seager’s recent success was encapsulated in last night’s 11-4 loss to the Phillies. The Rangers shortstop went 2-3 with two walks and a solo home run. Seager has now reached base in 14 of his last 16 games and has gone deep in three straight contests.

The Rangers hope that Seager’s breakout is a sign of an improved bigger picture for their whole offense. Texas has been struggling to slug at the plate, and with guys in and out of the lineup due to injuries, there isn’t a whole lot for Bruce Bochy to shake up

With Seager’s success in adding some of that much-needed slug back to the lineup, the Texas offense looks like one or two individual hot streaks away from coming alive. 

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