The Dodgers minor league system is currently tearing it up, with Jose De Leon at the helm of the OKC Dodgers, who just recently clinched their division. It’s difficult to sit still when reading about these young players because they will be in Los Angeles in only a matter of time. There is no clear leader for the Tulsa Drillers due to the amount of talent, but a leading contender is the first-baseman Cody Bellinger, and he reminded us last night why that is.
On Monday, Bellinger went 4-for-4, including 2 home runs, to put together a career best 6 RBI night. This season with the Tulsa Drillers, the 21-year old is hitting .264 with 22 home runs and 63 RBIs. By the way, his fielding percentage at first base is an impressive .997. To put that into perspective, Gold Glover Adrian Gonzalez’s fielding percentage is .998. I think there is a reason why he is the number 1 prospect in the Dodgers minor league system.
Would you believe,Cody Bellinger a 2 run SINGLE! He's 4X4 tonight with 2 HRS and 6 RBIS! Drillers lead 6-0 going to bottom 7th @ Springfield
— Tulsa Drillers (@TulsaDrillers) August 30, 2016
Last year for the Tulsa Drillers, Bellinger hit .264 with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs in 130 games. Bellinger’s home runs and RBIs may be lacking just a little bit since last year, but his average is right on point in 110 games. The talent in this kid is remarkable, so don’t be surprised if he makes his way to the majors as Gonzalez’s backup in 2017. Congratulations on a career night, Cody!