Seager's bat, McCray's arm carry Dogs

Dodgers' No. 2 prospect collects two hits, drives in two runs

Corey Seager is batting .263 with four RBIs in five AFL games. (Walter Barnard/

By Robert Emrich / | October 17, 2013 9:16 PM ET

Corey Seager is having a good time out in the desert. Thursday was just another fun day at the ballpark.

The Dodgers' No. 2 prospect was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs as Glendale blanked Salt River, 6-0.

Seager singled in his first at-bat in the second inning and came around to score on fellow Dodgers farmhand Chris O'Brien's sacrifice fly. An inning later the North Carolina native doubled home a pair of runs and scored his second run of the game on a double off the bat of No. 8 White Sox prospect Marcus Semien.

"I felt good," Seager said. "I got a couple good pitches to hit and put good swings on them."

The 20-year-old infielder is batting .263 with four RBIs and four runs scored in five Arizona Fall League games. Even better for Seager, he's getting a chance to play with some other top Dodgers prospects.

"It's pretty cool," he said. "I played with most of them during the year. It's just fun. It's a good time. It has been. A lot of good arms, good defense, good hitting."

The 2012 first-round pick had a strong season in his first full year in the Minor Leagues, posting an .824 OPS while slugging 16 homers. Seager finished fifth in the Dodgers organization with 72 RBIs in 101 games.

"I had a rough last month, but that's all right," he said. "Overall, I think the season went pretty well."

Stephen McCray tossed four perfect innings and fanned two batters. The White Sox prospect improved to 2-0 while throwing 26 of his 38 pitches for strikes.

Marlins prospect Brent Keys was 2-for-5 with an RBI and White Sox No. 15 prospect Micah Johnson doubled home a run for the Desert Dogs.

Top Blue Jays prospect Aaron Sanchez took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits over two innings for the Rafters. Seager, for his part, was still impressed with what he saw.

"He threw hard," he said. "He lost command in second, but in the first inning he looked good. He was pretty tough tonight."

Robert Emrich is a contributor to Follow him on Twitter @RobertEmrich. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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