Chris Seise, the Texas Rangers former first round pick and a shortstop with Hickory this year, will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, it was announced today. Seise left Wednesday night’s game with what appeared at the time to be a minor knee issue, as he walked off the field under his own power. He will undergo surgery next week.
Seise, 22, was the 29th overall pick in the 2017 draft, and has been seen as someone with star potential. However, he missed all of 2018 due to shoulder surgery, most of 2019 due to a torn labrum suffered sliding, and now will miss the remainder of 2021.
Seise, along with fellow highly touted 2017 draft picks Bubba Thompson and Hans Crouse, will be Rule 5 eligible for the first time this offseason. A strong season from Seise would have put him in contention for a 40 man roster spot. At this point, however, the Rangers will just be hoping he can come back healthy and stay on the field in 2022.