Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Corey Seager and Chris Jacobs were named to the California League All-Star Team, which was announced Wednesday. The California League All-Stars will play the Carolina League All-Stars on June 17 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Corey Seager's incredible month of May propelled him to a spot on the All-Star team. He was hitting .294 when he was placed on the seven-day disabled list on April 27. After missing nine games, Seager was arguably the best hitter in the California League in May.
In 27 May games, Seager hit .400 (44-for-110) with six home runs, 15 doubles and 24 RBIs. In the middle of the month, he hit in 12 straight games for Rancho. During that streak, he was 25-for-50 with four home runs, nine doubles and 13 RBIs.
His best performance may have come on May's final day, when he came just a triple shy of the cycle in Rancho's 16-13 win in Lancaster. Seager went 3-for-5 with a home run off of Mark Appel in the first inning. He drove in five of the Quakes' 16 runs.
Seager led the league in hitting for much of the First Half. Currently, Seager is third in the league with a .355 average. He leads the league with 21 doubles, is fifth with a .573 slugging percentage and is third with 31 extra-base hits.
Before Seager took the California League by storm, it was Chris Jacobs who led the way for Rancho's offense. Currently, the Quakes' first baseman leads the team with 10 home runs, 40 RBIs and 32 walks.
During a stretch from late April to late May, Jacobs hit in 22 of 25 games. He hit home runs in three straight games in Rancho's five-game winning streak to start the month. He has 13 multi-hit games this year.
Jacobs has been extremely reliable for the Quakes in 2014. He has played in 58 of the team's 60 games and he has only made six errors at first base.
The California League-Carolina League All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware. First pitch is at 7:05 pm. For more information, check out the Wilmington Blue Rocks' page here.
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