Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Will Show Off His Versatility This Spring

Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers’ prized prospect, is highly regarded for his Swiss Army knife traits. Dave Roberts said we’ll see Bellinger’s talent to its full extent over the next month.

Bellinger will play all three outfield spots, plus his “designated” position of first base, Roberts said.

Bellinger told Dodgers Nation he’s intending to make the roster out of camp. One way to ensure that, or at least guarantee a midseason promotion, is by showing off his wide-ranging skillset.

An outfielder growing up, Bellinger found a home at first base. The Dodgers decided to have him return to the outfield part-time, in large part due to Adrian Gonzalez’s presence. Bellinger is the heir apparent to Gonzalez, but with Gonzalez signed for two more seasons, L.A. didn’t want its top prospect blocked.

Enter the outfield idea. The Dodgers love versatile players, making it unsurprising they’ve trained their best prospect as such. Bellinger may not make the Opening Day roster, but barring unforeseen circumstances, he’s likely to be in Los Angeles by September, if not sooner.

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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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