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Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Adds More Offensive Records

As Belli is crushing baseball, he continues collecting records.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers catches a drive by Josh Donaldson (not pictured) of the Atlanta Braves in the third inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Cody Bellinger has been amazing and that is an understatement. According to Baseball Reference, Belli has had the best start to a season for any Dodger since Duke Snider in terms of counting statistics.

Bellinger is up to 42 runs and 44 RBI and it is just May 20. Outside of that, Belli has crushed 17 homers on the way to an absurd .405/.481/.791 slash line and 233 wRC+.

Duke Snider is quite the name to be in the same conversation as and it is a complete testament to Cody Bellinger for putting himself in said conversation. Snider is the Dodgers all-time home run leader with 389 round-trippers and is a Hall of Famer. In a Dodger uniform from 1947-1962, the Duke of Flatbush carried a .300/.384/.553 slash line. Cody Bellinger’s career line of .283/.367/.558 is not far removed from that.

Through Bellinger’s first three seasons in the big leagues:

Cody Bellinger from 2017-2019

Through Snider’s first three seasons in the big leagues:

Duke Snider from 1947-1949

It sure seems as if Cody Bellinger is well on his way to becoming a Dodgers all-time great like Duke Snider. Keep it up, Cody!


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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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