Play 1, Second Game. Again! The game leads off with Span serving a three-hopper off to Seager's right.
Again Seager runs around the ball to take it forehand. (This is slower but more sure.)
Seager this time takes two steps to set, not three. He unfortunately submarines the throw, using a 3B/2B flip, and the throw sails up the 1b line into the runner.
The throw is within Kennedy's reach, and Span is out.
Play 2. Span chops a two-hopper, almost a Baltimore chop, to Seager's right.
Seager blitzes in like Dr. D charging the buffet table, takes the ball with nice timing off the bounce, and throws off his right foot.
The ball sails again, Vargas style, but Seager keeps this one lower, so the sail is less. It's within target and Span's out again.
Throughout both games, Seager evidences a really surprising feel for the hop. He's got a legit gift for reading the hops and timing his glove, even while on the dead run. You might accuse Seager of having a better natural feel for the hop than Brendan Ryan has.
After the snag .... the footwork into the throw, and the elbow angle, is a completely different subject.
Seager is a Frankenstein-quilt of AAA footspeed (a compliment), ML brain, low-A footwork after the catch, and Joe Morgan / Adrian Beltre throwing angles.
Play 3. Cuddyer chips a 3-hopper that takes Seager towards the bag.
Seager absorbs it, this time takes a perfect little crow-hop to set his feet, and Beltre-slings him out at first.
Somebody teach this kid an overhand throw....
Play 4. Double over Trayvon's head ... Seager runs out to take the relay and throws to third.
This time, Seager does show the overhand arm angle. He takes the throw, and without moving his feet, swivels and fires one-hop to 3B, as if in a Fred McGriff instructional video.
Seager shows average carry, average-mediocre velocity, and above average accuracy on the throw.
There isn't any question that Seager has a lot more arm than 2B's have. He ain't Troy Tulowitzki by any stretch, or even Erick Aybar, but he's got Josh Wilson's or Orlando Cabrera's arm, probably. Which is a lot more than I assumed he'd have.
Play 5. Three-hopper towards the 2B bag.
Seager charges over briskly, gets there early, and as usual, takes the ball on a fluid hop, weight nice and low all the way.
He flings over sidearm again, the ball carrying into the runner a bit. But as usual, Seager converts this routine play with gusto and a real sense of dependability.