The Dodgers would not have been so successful in 2017 if it weren’t for Cody Bellinger. The rookie made his MLB debut on April 25th, and has been a force to be reckoned with ever since.
Cody Bellinger ended the year with a slash line of .267/.352/.581, with 39 home runs (2nd in NL) and 97 runs batted in. His 39 home runs are also the most home runs ever hit by a rookie in the National League. He also had an absolutely ridiculous month of June that produced 13 home runs and a slash line of .286/.361/.743.
It’s really a no-brainer that Cody Bellinger will win the 2017 Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, but until then this Players Choice Award will have to do! On Wednesday, Cody Bellinger was voted the 2017 Players Choice NL Outstanding Rookie, an award voted on by his peers.
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