Seager has already smashed 13 home runs and 59 RBIs entering this week for the Mariners and has earned a nice reward for his efforts – his first career All-Star appearance.
While at Chapel Hill, Seager sported a .353 batting average in his three seasons and was a second-team All-America second baseman as a sophomore in 2008. The N.C. native smacked a school-record 30 doubles that same season and ranks in the top 10 in career batting average, hits, doubles, triples and total bases at UNC.
He led the Tar Heels to three consecutive College World Series appearances, including a spot in the championship series in 2007.
Seager will replace Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion, who was announced as the AL starter at third base before being placed on the disabled list on Monday.
With his selection, Seager has become the eighth Tar Heel to earn a coveted slot in the All-Star game.