4. Corey Seager
It is pretty ironic that both Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock are on this list as they both had a terrible showing at the plate in the NLDS. While Seager’s was not quite as bad as Pollock’s, he still only went 3-20 with eight strikeouts.
The worst part about Seager’s struggles was that he was constantly getting some of the biggest at-bats of the game with runners in scoring position and he just could not deliver. If Seager gets one or two more hits in that series then the Dodgers might have won the NLDS and who knows what would have happened thereafter.
The immediate reaction was disgust with Seager’s performance, which parlayed itself into being trade rumors for Francisco Lindor. There were Dodger fans that were willing to swap Seager, a former MVP finalist, and prospects for Francisco Lindor.
Thankfully, that never happened, but Seager has still not won back over the entire fanbase. Every fan should know what the is capable of, it just has felt like so long since we have seen him at his best and every time he gets close to that he gets hurt.
But still, even in a down year last year, Seager still tied for the league-lead in doubles, hit 19 home runs, drove in 87 RBIs and had a .817 OPS. If that is the floor for Seager, just imagine how high the ceiling must be.
If you are expecting Seager to have a similar 2020 to his 2019 season then you are going to be in for a real surprise as I think we see the return of the Seager that hits 25 home runs, drives in 100 RBIs and hits above .300.