Astros: 3 free agent shortstops that aren’t Carlos Correa

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Houston Astros, Corey Seager
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Corey Seager could be an option for the Astros’ shortstop vacancy.

Like Correa, Corey Seager is 27-years-old. Seager only played 95 games this year and put up good offensive numbers, slashing .306/.394/.521 with an OPS+ of 145, but he was a defensive liability at -5 outs above average, which is in the sixth percentile for Major Leaguers.

Seager’s had better defensive seasons but never anything that stands out or comes close to Correa. Seager’s also has some injury history, which makes you pause on a hefty long-term deal, but maybe that helps the Astros financially. It’s difficult to see this as a fit for Houston.

Summary: Good bat, right age, questionable defense, injury history concern.