Los Angeles Dodgers Promote Cody Bellinger To Majors

Los Angeles Dodgers Promote Cody Bellinger To Majors

The Dodgers needed a spark, and perhaps that prompted the team to promote Bellinger.

Bellinger, 21, is considered the Dodgers' best prospect and No. 10 overall in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. After being sent back down to Oklahoma City, the left-handed power hitter showed he could play by batting.343/.429/.627 with five homers and 15 RBI in 18 games.

Bellinger, 21, is a natural first baseman but will play the outfield with center fielder Joc Pederson on the disabled list, left fielder Andrew Toles scuffling to a.220/.278/.400 line, and depth options Andre Ethier and Scott Van Slyke also on the DL. The 9 and 11 Los Angeles Dodgers have been hit hard by the injury bug and are struggling out of the gate.

Bellinger spent a good deal of time this spring being drilled in the finer elements of outfield defense by Dodgers coach George Lombard, figuring that would be a faster route to the big leagues than first base where veteran Adrian Gonzalez is entrenched. He leads Oklahoma City with seven stolen bases and has not been caught stealing this year.

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Looking longer term, Bellinger's promotion comes late enough into the season that his path to free agency would be delayed by one year, but not so late that he'd avoid Super Two status.

The Dodger's AAA affiliate had a morning game time today and Bellinger was not in the lineup. This Giants series is more than just another set of rivalry matches - it's a glimpse at the Dodgers' future. I called my parents right away and I think they started crying on the phone. "From day one to now where I'm at, it's going to be a fun year". Scouts use a 20-80 scale to rank players.

"The guys in this clubhouse make it really easy to perform and succeed and be comfortable", Bellinger said.

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