The Tulsa Trio has become the Oklahoma Uno. Baseball America checks in once again.
Cody Bellinger left his Tulsa teammates behind but didn’t forget his bat. In his first AAA game for the Oklahoma Dodgers, Bellinger blasted two home runs.
Cody Bellinger, 1b, Dodgers. Bellinger, the Dodgers’ No. 1 prospect at midseason, made his first Triple-A start one to remember. The powerful lefty swinger cracked two homers Sunday in Oklahoma City’s 8-1 win over Omaha. Bellinger, who slashed 263/.359/.484 with 23 homers in Double-A, is a plus defender at first base with plus power. He has hit seven homers in his past 11 games overall.
Jose De Leon, rhp, Dodgers. The Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect at midseason—he’d have been No. 1 if not for first-half injuries—De Leon was impressive Sunday in his big league debut. He used his fastball and plus changeup to strike out nine Padres in a 7-4 win. De Leon walked none and allowed four runs in six innings. De Leon’s fastball can get to 95 mph, but it sits 92-93 and he spots it well for swings and misses.