Kirk Gibson batted third for the Dodgers in the playoffs. So did Mike Piazza, Manny Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez.
Last October, when the team opened its National League division series against the New York Mets, that responsibility became Corey Seager's.
He was 21.
Seager was one for four and struck out twice in the series-opening loss. He batted .188 in the series, which the Dodgers dropped in five games.
Too much was expected of him too soon.
Now, as Seager prepares for his first opening day in the...