If you have seen Cody Bellinger thus far this spring, you may have noticed a few things. First, Bellinger has made adjustments. His stance looks a little bit different than the palm tree, straight up and down player we have come to picture within our subliminal memory.
Second, Bellinger is getting results! Indeed, Bellinger’s last two games have yielded some good crooked numbers in his line within the box score.
For example – Bellinger tallied three hits – including two doubles in yesterday’s game.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 2, 2019
Before that, Bellinger collected his first hit of the spring. It was a monster home run to center field. Take a look at the video below to see the replay.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 28, 2019
Without question, Bellinger sounds like a player who is swinging with confidence.
“I feel great right now,” Bellinger said. “We’ve got two really good hitting coaches that are going to help us maintain when we feel good and really smart and good at communicating.”
One of those coaches is Dodgers’ hitting strategist Brant Brown.
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In our exclusive interview with Brown, he told us he expected to see 2017 Bellinger make a return. Now, we are starting to see Brown’s statement reasoning come to light.
Moreover, the Dodgers can use a middle of the order masher after coming up short in their pursuit of Bryce Harper. We know that Bellinger has the potential to be that guy. It’s simply a matter of the player reaching his ceiling – and this is the time of year that players put in the work and test out the offseason adjustments made to their mechanics to make that happen. That is the purpose of spring training for young players and veterans alike.
Keep mashing Cody.