Cody Bellinger’s Hot Start:
If you are a frequent reader at Dodgers Way, I’m sure you have read your fair share of Cody Bellinger news from my colleagues Michael Wittman and Sully Engels. If you happened to just fall upon this article then get ready to read about my man crush for the Dodgers’ top prospect.
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Yes, we all knew that Bellinger was uber-talented and was going to force his way to Los Angeles at some point during this season. But, did anyone expect him to look like a demigod for the OKC Dodgers?
In 64 AB’s for the team, Cody has 22 hits, with five of them being homers. Couple that with a .425 OBP and the Dodgers have a good problem on their hands.
Not only has he showed his prowess at the plate, he has shown his elite skills with the glove at first base, center field, and left field, all while stealing six bases in six attempts. Are you not entertained?
Cody is forcing his way into the conversation of the Dodgers’ future and the million-dollar question is not if, but when he gets the call. If Bellinger continues his hot start, it may be sooner rather than later.
For the time being, he will remain at AAA and that’s the right decision (Michael Wittman broke down why last week). Believe it or not, this isn’t the worst baseball team ever as some fans may make it seem, so there is no immediate need to bring up Bellinger.
This year has brought some surprises and plenty of disappointments. I guess I should’ve known better than to get too excited for the year because baseball is dumb and it never works out how you think it will. Like I preach in each of my pieces, it’s still April so #smallsamplesizes. Instead of being upset about the season, let’s get excited because we are in the middle of the first Dodgers/Giants series of the year!