Dodgers All-Star outfielder Cody Bellinger has been playing at an elite level this season, and that is an understatement.
Belli 35 for 35
What if I told you this ball isn’t coming back?
The story of Cody Bellinger’s 35th homer.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 2, 2019
This season, Bellinger could be considered the best player in Major League Baseball. He has been doing it all. Offensively, getting hits, runs, and home-runs. Defensively, he has played a quality first base, when asked, and as an outfielder, he is 3rd among all outfielders in assists.
Bellinger has 385 at-bats, 127 hits, 89 runs, 36 HRs, 85 RBI’s and a batting average of .330. Belli has already established a career-high in runs scored this season, and is only 3 HRs away from tying his his NL rookie record of 39. This is by far the best season of Cody’s young career.
He is in the driver’s seat for the National League Most Valuable Player of the Year award as he also challenges for a Triple Crown in the NL.
Biggest games for Bellinger this season:
- March 30th vs. Diamondbacks: 2 HRs and 6 RBI’s
- April 2nd vs. Giants: 1 HR and 4 RBI’s.
- April 28th vs. Pirates: 1 HR and 3 RBI’s.
- May 14th vs. Padres: 1 HR and 3 RBI’s.
- June 13th vs. Cubs: 2 HRs and 3 RBI’s.
- July 3rd vs. Diamondbacks: 2 HRs and 2 RBI’s.
- July 15th @ Phillies: 2 HRs and 2 RBI’s.
- August 1st vs. Padres: 1 HR and 3 RBI’s.
- August 2nd vs. Padres: 1 HR and 2 RBI’s. 100th career HR.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 3, 2019
Thanks in part to Bellinger’s dominating performance, the Dodgers are 73-40 this season. They have the best record in the league by 6.5 game margin, and if that doesn’t help ensure Bellinger the MVP award, I don’t know what will.