Seager getting first-round buzz

Updated: April 27, 2012, 1:44 PM ET
By Keith Law

Shortstop Corey Seager, of Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, N.C., has seen his stock rise during the past few weeks to the point where he's seen as a likely first-rounder, a future plus third baseman who should hit and grow into power.

Seager, younger brother of current Seattle Mariners infielder Kyle Seager, is bigger at 18 (6-foot3, 200 pounds) than Kyle is today, and while he's playing short now, he's very likely to outgrow it as he fills out. He's athletic and has great hands and at least a 6 arm, so he could be plus at third base in time. He's an above-average runner who might drop to average when his body matures, but he should retain that athleticism.