Category Archives: Cody Bellinger

Just how great was Cody Bellinger

I think we are underappreciating just how great Cody Bellinger was last year.  The reason being that Cody missed almost a full month of major league ball and still broke the National League home run record. If we look at what every twenty – one or younger MLB player did in history maybe we can …

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Cody Bellinger is more than just another LAD ROY

As expected Cody Bellinger unanimously won the National League Rookie of the Year award for 2017.  Like Corey Seager he is more than that, he should be a top ten MVP candidate going forward. Given their ages, it can be expected that improvement will follow and that by the time they have played five seasons …

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Cody Bellinger Splits

You just don’t see many 1st base / Center Fielders so I thought I’d show his splits. Split G PA HR BA OBP SLG OPS as 1B 89 364 30 .299 .382 .667 1.049 as LF 38 149 7 .189 .275 .394 .669 as CF 4 14 0 .250 .357 .250 .607 as RF 5 …

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Bellinger crushes age 21 lists

Quite a few players made their marks on the LAD record books but no one made their mark like Cody Bellinger. Let’s get started: Cody Bellinger hit the most home runs by a Dodger 1st baseman since Eric Karros hit 31 in the year 2000. Cody hit 39 home runs overall, but only 30 as …

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Is Cody Bellinger going to be wasted as a 1st baseman?

Few if any major league center fielders could make the throws that Cody Bellinger made last night in helping to preserve the Dodger victory. In case you didn’t know, @Cody_Bellinger can do a lot more than hit. This sizzling 98.9-mph throw to the plate saves the @Dodgers a run! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PLmPvk36Sk — #Statcast (@statcast) September …

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Catching Piazza, Catching Frank Robinson

A few minutes ago Cody Bellinger hit his 38th home run to catch Frank Robinson for the NL rookie record for home runs.  Frank Robinson hit his 38th home run on Sept 11th and would not hit another home run the rest of the year. Hopefully, the same fate does not await Cody Bellinger.  This …

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Chasing Piazza/Robinson/Green/McGwire/Judge on Aug 13th

Cody Bellinger now has 34 home runs and could catch Mike Piazza today. He continues to outpace Frank Robinson and looks like a good bet to end the year with at least forty home runs and the NL Rookie Home Run record which currently stands at 38. He has also moved within striking distance of …

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Cody Bellinger gets the Dropo on Braun

Cody Bellinger hit his 34th home run last night and tied Ryan Braun and Walt Dropo as he sets his sights on Hal Trosky and Mike Piazza.  Cody is also only one behind Aaron Judge who has hit his 35 home runs in eighty more plate appearances. Cody now sits alone with the most home …

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Cody Bellinger moving up with 28

With Cody Bellinger on pace to set the new NL Rookie Home Run record, I thought now would be a good time to look at the names he’ll be passing on his way to the record. Frank Robinson blasted those 38 home runs way back in 1956 when he was just 20 years old. That …

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Bellinger and the LAD multiple HR multiple position list

Eric Stephen put together a nice list of the exploits by Cody Bellinger based on what he had done in his first eleven career games. However, the one stat that fascinates me was the one where he had hit multiple home runs from multiple positions. I had to update this column because Cody Bellinger keeps …

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