Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Named April 2019 NL Player of the Month

Finally, Cody Bellinger has been named the National League Player of the Month in Major League Baseball. The award was announced Thursday afternoon, with a nice tweet from the Los Angeles Dodgers official account.

Obviously, Bellinger posted a historic April that will be talked about for many years to come. His average (.431), on-base percentage (.508), slugging (.890), base hits (47), home runs (14), and RBI (37) made it seem like he had a cheat code to the game of baseball. Furthermore, while making things look easy; he set several all-time records along the way.

Now, Bellinger is the first Dodgers’ Player of the Month winner since Justin Turner all the way back in August of 2018! Truly though, this doesn’t happen that often to an organization. Also, it gives Bellinger a leg-up to be in the early conversation for Most Valuable Player if things continue.

The reactions have been all over Twitter both leading up to, and in the wake of Bellinger winning the prestigious award.

Of course, this was the first time in Bellinger’s young career that he has won this particular award. Without question, the toughest part of having a historic month to begin a season is following it up with the rest of the games that follow.

However, there’s little doubt that Bellinger has made serious adjustments to his approach. Moreover, the adjustments he’s made offensively should continue to serve him well for the rest of 2019 and beyond. This is a different player we are watching develop – and the end result could be scary in terms of his ceiling.

Most of all, congratulations Cody! From all of Dodgers Nation. That’s a month no one will ever forget.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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