A new generation of players takes on the role of the World Series that starts on Tuesday. The dynamic infielders duo made up of Correa and second baseman Jose Altuve was the spark of the best offensive of the majors. The electrifying trio of Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Chris Taylor have the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Fall Classic for the first time since 1988.
Altuve skipped Triple A and debuted in the majors on July 20, 2011, after Houston transferred Jeff Keppinger to San Francisco. That same night, he connected a single to Tyler Clippard of Washington in its premiere.
At 27, Altuve boasts a record that includes five All-Star teams and three batting championships.
Correa, the first pick of the 2012 draft, came to his first All-Star this season, finishing with 24 homers and 84 RBIs, despite suffering a torn ligament in his left thumb that required surgery, losing 42 games.
Bellinger, son of former Yankees infielder Clay Bellinger, started the season in Triple A and debuted on April 25 in San Francisco. He heard of his call at 2 am when he noticed that he had four missed calls from Gabe Kapler, the minor league coordinator for the Dodgers.
At 21, Bellinger became the Dodgers’ all-time player in the All-Star team, set a National League rookie record with 39 home runs and produced 97 runs in 132 games.
Seager, 23, is the youngest of three brothers to have played professional ball and in 2016 was enshrined as the National League Rookie of the Year and repeated in a All-Star Game this season. He became the first Dodger since Jackie Robinson in 1947-48 with 30 doubles or more in each of his first two seasons and his 52 home runs already placed him second in the shortstop of the franchise, behind Pee’s 122 Wee Reese. He missed the championship series with a back injury suffered in the third duel of the division series, but appears to be in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Astros.
Taylor recently uncovered, at 27, after two campaigns with nothing extraordinary with Seattle. Redeemed for the Dodgers in June of 2016, he started the season in Triple A, went up to the majors on April 19 and has remained the first in the batting order. He hit three big slams with a .288 average, 21 homers, 72 RBIs and 17 steals.