Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Offers Thoughts on Cody Bellinger

Cody Bellinger has had a few flashy moments this spring. Dave Roberts has taken notice.

Roberts said he’s comfortable with Bellinger playing anywhere on the field, but he’s not ready to declare the top prospect MLB-ready.

It has been a small sample size, punctuated by a tie-breaking monster homer that gave the Dodgers the win over Seattle two Sundays ago.

Bellinger will likely be promoted by September, at the latest. Despite Adrian Gonzalez at first and a glut of players in the outfield, if Bellinger maintains his pace, it’ll be foolish to keep him in the minors.

The No. 13 overall prospect in baseball, Bellinger has flown up the board in the past year. He’s ascended into one of the game’s top young talents, with rare five-tool potential. He is the heir apparent at first, but can play outfield in the meantime.

Bellinger told Dodgers Nation he wants to make the club out of spring training. While that probably won’t be the case, his time is coming. And it’s coming fast.

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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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