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Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Named NL Player of The Week

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger continues to pile up the hardware at a young age. Of course, he’s already won the National league Rookie of the Year Award and the NLCS MVP in back-to-back years.

Now, Bellinger has been named the National league player of the week. Bellinger also won the award twice during his 2017 rookie season. He is the first Dodgers player to win the award since Matt Kemp on June 3 of 2018.

While this isn’t as big as being named Player of the Month, you can’t win that award until you win this one.

Bellinger’s start to the 2019 season has been something that is unforgettable, and almost unbelievable. As of Monday morning, Bellinger’s name litters baseball’s statistical leaderboard.

Furthermore, we aren’t just talking about a historic start in Dodgers’ franchise history. Bellinger is making history and carving his name alongside some of the legends of baseball with his 2019 beginning.

It hasn’t been mentioned yet, but Bellinger has hit in all 10 Dodgers games this season. Indeed – his batting average is .455 and his OPS is 1.512 – these are not typos.

Of course, one week does not make a season. However, if Bellinger continues somewhere close to this pace; the Dodgers could remain unstoppable within 2019.

Congratulations to Cody on his award, the torrid start, and don’t change a thing of what you’re doing right now.

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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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    • Hello Robin. Roberts is fully correct when he said to Bellinger when the season began:
      “You’re our guy” the guy has shown that he has as much power as anyone currently in the game. But he’s doing all those things he spent the off season working on and we are seeing in every game so far. right on Cody B.! You are THE BRO!!!!!!!!!

    • Can you imagine if he sustains this for 75% of the year? Would that be the greatest Dodgers offensive season in history?

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