Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Praises Cody Bellinger

Count Clayton Kershaw as one of the many impressed by rookie Cody Bellinger’s debut.

Bellinger has five homers, including a grand slam, in his first 11 games. He’s been arguably the Dodgers’ best offensive player. He’s played outfield and first base on top of that.

“It’s amazing,” Kershaw said of Bellinger’s performance. “Hitting home runs, laying down bunts for hits when they shift against him, playing defense – he’s just an all-around great baseball player. It’s pretty special.”

Special is a good word. Bellinger is having underrepresented success for a Dodgers rookie, which is significant considering relatively recent hot debuts from Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson and Corey Seager.

Bellinger has carried an otherwise mediocre Dodgers offense. He’s competing to give the Dodgers back-to-back Rookie of The Year winners.

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Written by Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.


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