After Texas signed him to a 10-year deal before the lockout, Seager began to struggle at the plate.
But this past week, Seager has turned it on and has proven to be a solid pickup for the Rangers.
He and Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley were named American League and National League Players of the Week, respectively.
Seager hit .500 with an insane 1.601 OPS and four home runs.
In doing so, he became the first shortstop in baseball to hit 20 homers this year.
The Rangers tweeted a cool graphic celebrating his accomplishment.
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 12, 2022
Seager’s Power Surge
Seager was off to a tough start in his new uniform.
He still is only hitting .245 on the season.
Yet he is the first shortstop in all of baseball to reach the 20-homer plateau, while also bumping his RBI total up to 46.
This is a big accomplishment, especially after such a tough start to the season.
Seager is proving to be worth every penny the Rangers paid him when they signed him just a few days prior to the lockout.
He is an All-Star caliber player who can hit for power and play some great defense.
He’s a valuable part of this Rangers team and is one of the main reasons why they remain in postseason contention, just 3.5 games back of the third American League Wild Card spot.
This isn’t a bad team by any stretch, and if Seager stays hot and has another week like he did last week, he can help them stay relevant as we get into the deeper portions of the season.