Chris Seise
19-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Texas Rangers  Rookie
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 3/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Rangers surprisingly popped Seise at the back of the first round, but it looks like they knew what they were doing. Coming into the draft, he was seen as a glove-first shortstop. However, he flashed an impressive combination of power and speed in the AZL, often outshining the more highly touted Bubba Thompson, whom the Rangers selected three picks earlier in the draft. Had he qualified, Seise's .509 SLG and .904 OPS would have both ranked fifth in the league. His early success (partially fueled by a .429 BABIP) led to a promotion to the Northwest League. The level jump understandably proved to be a challenge for the 18-year-old, with his strikeout rate going from 23.3 percent to 28.8 percent and his 7.0 percent walk rate dropping to 3.8 percent. At 6-foot-2, 175 pounds and with good bat speed, Seise could grow into above-average game power to go with above-average speed on the bases, leaving the door slightly open for a 20-20 season early in his career -- a feat accomplished by only one shortstop last year (Elvis Andrus). Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in June of 2017 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
Shut down for season
SSTexas Rangers  R
Shoulder
May 30, 2018
Seise has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Seise, whom the Rangers picked 29th overall in the 2017 first-year player draft, had surgery to clean out his rotator cuff area. The 19-year-old hadn't appeared in a game this season, but he hit a solid .284/.330/.400 across 51 games across two levels in his first taste of pro ball in 2017. At this point, it's unclear if Seise will be ready to go by the start of spring training next season.
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Promoted to short-season squad
SSTexas Rangers  R
August 5, 2017
Seise was promoted from the Rangers' rookie-level Arizona League team to their short-season squad in Spokane, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Smacks first career homer for rookie-level club
SSTexas Rangers  R
July 27, 2017
Seise, 18, went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBI for the Rangers' rookie-level Arizona League team Wednesday.
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Popped by Rangers with 29th overall pick
SSTexas Rangers  R
June 12, 2017
The Rangers have selected Seise with the 29th overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft.
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