Seager Named a Topps Single-A All-Star
Seager hit a Cal League-best .345 with 14 home runs and 74 RBI with the High Desert Mavericks this year, also qualifying for the league lead in hits (192) and runs scored (126). A third-round pick by the Mariners in 2009 out of the University of North Carolina, Seager started his career with Clinton last season and hit .275 with a home run and 22 RBI in 41 games.
He is joined by fellow Mavericks Johermyn Chavez (outfield) and Rich Poythress (designated hitter) on the list. Apparently, Topps made no distinction between high-A and low-A, so the Cal League, Florida State League, Midwest League and South Atlantic League are all represented here. The only low-A qualifiers were Fort Wayne catcher Jason Hagerty and Lexington outfielder J.D. Martinez. Topps Minor League Player of the Year and former Cedar Rapids Kernel Mike Trout is on the list as well, though he spent half the season with Rancho Cucamonga.
Congrats to Kyle and his fellow HD Mavs. Revisit an interview I did with Seager last season:
Kyle Seager Interview 8.18.09.mp3