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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Pacing First Half National League MVP Fan Poll

People dig Belli bombs.

Dodgers All-Star right fielder Cody Bellinger has been ridiculous so far in 2019. On Twitter, MLB Polls is running a vote asking “Who is the first half NL MVP?”

With Cody Bellinger, Max Scherzer, or Christian Yelich as the options, Belli is finding himself pacing the pack early on with more than 70% of the vote.

Bellinger just completed a historic first half for the Dodgers posting a .336/.432/.692 slash line to go along with 30 home runs (a Dodger first-half record), and 71 RBI in 88 games. Moreover, he’s accumulated a 6.6 bWAR, good for the top spot baseball.

Yelich, the reigning NL MVP battled through some back issues to post a .329/.433/.707 slash line, along with a league leading 31 home runs and 67 RBI in 82 games.

And Scherzer leads baseball in strikeouts, and the national league in innings pitched, while recording a 9-5 record with a 2.30 ERA in 19 starts. He also broke his own nose.

The vote seems pretty clear — Cody Bellinger is the true first-half MVP.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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