Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger continues to pile up the hardware at a young age. Of course, he’s already won the National league Rookie of the Year Award and the NLCS MVP in back-to-back years.
Now, Bellinger has been named the National league player of the week. Bellinger also won the award twice during his 2017 rookie season. He is the first Dodgers player to win the award since Matt Kemp on June 3 of 2018.
Only confirming what we already knew.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 8, 2019
While this isn’t as big as being named Player of the Month, you can’t win that award until you win this one.
Bellinger’s start to the 2019 season has been something that is unforgettable, and almost unbelievable. As of Monday morning, Bellinger’s name litters baseball’s statistical leaderboard.
Furthermore, we aren’t just talking about a historic start in Dodgers’ franchise history. Bellinger is making history and carving his name alongside some of the legends of baseball with his 2019 beginning.
Per Elias: Since RBIs began being tracked in 1920, only two players have 7 HR and 18 RBIs in the first 10 games of a season — Willie Mays (1964) and Cody Bellinger (2019).
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 8, 2019
It hasn’t been mentioned yet, but Bellinger has hit in all 10 Dodgers games this season. Indeed – his batting average is .455 and his OPS is 1.512 – these are not typos.
Of course, one week does not make a season. However, if Bellinger continues somewhere close to this pace; the Dodgers could remain unstoppable within 2019.
Congratulations to Cody on his award, the torrid start, and don’t change a thing of what you’re doing right now.
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