It’s rare that multiple family members make it to the MLB — and even rarer they all find success. But this is the case for brothers Kyle and Corey Seager. Kyle is entering his 10th year in the league with the Mariners; Corey is entering his sixth season with the Dodgers. Both have earned All-Star status, And as soon as Corey signs his big-money contract, each will have made nine figures in baseball. Here is the Seager brothers’ story.
Kyle Seager’s MLB career
Kyle made his major league debut in July 2011 as a 23-year-old, and he’s turned into a solid veteran presence for Seattle. With a career .256 average, he has 198 home runs and 666 RBI in more than 4,700 at-bats over his nine seasons.
The 32-year-old is a reliable on-field presence for the Mariners. Kyle played in at least 150 games every year from 2012 through 2018, before competing in 106 contests in 2019. In 2016, he had a career year when he hit .278 with 40 home runs and 99 RBI. But Kyle’s only All-Star appearance came in 2014. That season, he also won his only Gold Glove, when he made just eight errors in more than 1,400 innings in the field.
Corey Seager’s MLB career
Younger brother Corey is having an even better career than his brother. He was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 2016, when he hit .308 with 26 home runs and 72 RBI in 627 at-bats over 157 games. The 26-year-old hasn’t matched those batting average or home run numbers since.
But Corey is still a productive player for the Dodgers, and he’s doing it as a shortstop, a position where offensive is often harder to come by than other positions. In his first five seasons in the majors — including just three full seasons — he’s a .294 hitter with 73 home runs and 266 RBI in more than 1,800 at-bats in 489 games.
Corey was named to the NL All-Star team in both 2016 and ’17. He also won the National’s Silver Slugger for shortstops both of those years. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2019 season when he drove in a career-high 87 RBI. He did this despite playing in just 134 games a year after missing most of the 2018 season after having Tommy John surgery.
One of the biggest knocks against Corey is his lack of production in the postseason. He has played in six postseason series over four years but has just a .203 average in 31 games, with three homers and 10 RBI.
The Seager brothers’ net worth
Kyle’s big payday came in the 2014 offseason when he signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Mariners. His contract calls for him to make $19 million in 2020 as he enters the final years of his agreement. Kyle has an estimated net worth of $34 million.
Corey is still arbitration-eligible and has not yet hit the big payday like his brother. He is set to make $7.6 million this year, and he should see a raise in 2021, the final season when he will be arbitration-eligible.
The younger brother is set to become a free agent after the 2021 campaign unless he signs an extension with the Dodgers before then. Once Corey signs his long-term contract, his net worth will skyrocket. But, for now, Celebrity Net Worth estimates it at $3 million.
There’s also a third baseball-playing Seager brother, Justin. The Mariners drafted him in the 12th round of the 2013 MLB draft. He played in their minor league system from 2013-17, but he never appeared in an MLB game. The Seagers come from a middle-class family; as ESPN writes, their father Jeff is a banker, while mother Jody is an elementary school teacher.