One of three baseball-playing brothers from North Carolina, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has established himself as one of the best fielders in today’s game. And as a result of his play through the early stages of his career, he’s likely en route to a big payday, which is why Corey Seager’s net worth in 2020 is quite impressive.
Seager, now 26 years of age, is the youngest of three brothers who grew up in the Charlotte area of North Carolina. As Jerry Crasnick of ESPN notes in his “Bros to Pros” piece, the brothers come from a modest, middle-classed family. Their father, Jeff, is a banker, while their mother, Jody, serves as an elementary school teacher.
Eldest brother Kyle saw his big payday in the 2014 offseason, when he signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. Corey, on the other hand, is still young. He’s making $7.6 million this year, but he could see a big raise in 2021, when he’ll become a free agent. The Dodgers will need to offer him an extension, lest another team lures him away.
Corey and Kyle faced one another for the first time on August 17, 2020. As it turned out, both jacked up homers in the game, becoming the first pair of brothers to record a home run in the same game since César and Felipe Crespo in 2001.
“This is a really cool day for me, getting to play against Corey out here in LA,” Kyle said of his first MLB matchup against his brother, via Dodger Insider. “Playing at Dodger Stadium is obviously very cool. But playing against Corey is something we talked about for a long time, and I’m definitely really excited about it.”
Corey opened the bout of brothers by hitting a three-run bomb in the bottom of the second inning. Kyle offered a cheeky smirk as his brother rounded the bases:
The smirks say it all. pic.twitter.com/n6BpVzbX03
Kyle got back at Corey quickly, notching a solo shot of his own in the next frame. Ultimately, though, Corey and the Dodgers carried the day in what proved to be a high-scoring affair, 11-9.
Kyle Number Two. pic.twitter.com/xSyAOZKwag
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 18, 2020
Corey Seager Net Worth in 2020
As of 2019, celebritynetworth.com estimated Corey Seager’s net worth to be somewhere in the neighborhood of $3 million. However, that figure is likely to shoot right through the roof once he signs a long-term deal.
Seager played at Northwest Cabarrus High School and committed to the University of South Carolina before being drafted by the Dodgers with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Notably, he received a $2.35 million signing bonus to sign with the Dodgers instead of pursuing a collegiate career. He’s been with the team since.
Corey Seager, batted .519 with 10 HR & 37 RBI this season and was rated by Baseball America as the top 3B in the draft: pic.twitter.com/oLDTfIZy
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 30, 2012
After playing in the minor leagues for a while (Ogden Raptors, Great Lakes Loons, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Glendale Desert Dogs), Seager made his Major League Baseball debut as the starting shortstop against the San Diego Padres in September of 2015. He had two hits in four at-bats to go with two RBI in that game, which proved to be the beginning of a fruitful career in the majors.
Seager was the youngest starting shortstop for the Dodgers since Gene Mauch in 1944 and won the National League Rookie of the Month Award in June of 2016. Several team records have fallen to Seager since, including most hits in a season by a rookie and most home runs in a season by a shortstop. Impressively, he finished his rookie campaign with a .308 batting average, 26 home runs and 72 RBI in 157 games.
Now in his second arbitration-eligible season (2020), Seager agreed to a one-year, $7.6 million contract with the Dodgers. The two-time All-Star led the team in several categories this season among qualified hitters, including batting average, slugging percentage, hits (65), doubles (12), and RBIs (41). And as a result of his play, he was named MVP of the National League Championship Series.
Corey Seager is the NLCS MVP 👏
Five home runs and 11 RBI's to help get the Dodgers to the World Series. pic.twitter.com/M7XyTWVQha
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 19, 2020
Though it was thanks in large part to his play that the Dodgers managed to advance past the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS, Seager made sure to credit his teammates:
“That was pretty cool,” Seager said of winning the NLCS MVP, via Dodger Blue. “Obviously, it wasn’t just me, though. That was a complete team effort right there, one through 28 went out there and just absolutely grinded through that series.”
Seager and the Dodgers are now in a heated battle with the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series. The Dodgers are currently leading the series by a count of three games to two, with a pivotal Game 6 matchup slated for Tuesday night.
With a win, the Dodgers will have their first title in 32 years. The Rays, on the other hand, will undoubtedly be looking to force a Game 7. According to most reports, Tampa Bay is sending Blake Snell to the hill to start Tuesday’s game, while the Dodgers will roll with their bullpen. First pitch is set for 8:08 p.m. ET, with FOX having live broadcast coverage.