By: Shawn Palmer
Most of the season the MLB airwaves were dominated by Yankees phenom Aaron Judge, within good reason. But then Bellinger went out and hit 15 homeruns in a 30 game span with a total of 24 on the season.
The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves playing in the toughest division in baseball, yes, the National League West. With the Diamondbacks and Rockies staying right behind them, Bellinger has not succumb to the pressure of playing for a World Series club in his first year in the Majors. Corey Seager had no issues with the bright lights in LA, and it appears Bellinger is falling right into his footsteps, but in a much more abrasive and powerful way. Bellinger is only two home runs behind Seagers total from all of last year with an exact total of 100 less games played.
You don’t have to be a Dodgers fan to be a fan of Cody Bellinger's outrageous power stroke of a swing. His power stride is so gracious yet so violent. When his bat hits that ball with that upward swing, you know it’s going over the hollywood sign. (Just take a look for yourself )
(He hit this out of the spring training complex)
Just in case you were wondering, he is on pace for 68 home runs and 156 RBI’s.
Cody comes from a family of Baseball players. His father Clay Bellinger only played 4 seasons in the Majors, while compiling a career line of .193 BA, 12 HR’s, and 35 RBI’s. Cody surpassed all of those numbers in a little more than a month's time. I’m sure Clay is salty about his son already destroying his impressive career marks. In this years MLB draft, his brother Cole was drafted by the San Diego Padres. Cole Bellinger is projected to be a pitcher for the Padres, that's all pending on if he decides to still go to college of course. But the chance of him getting drafted into his brothers division may be too sweet to pass up on, as i'm sure he would like to strike him out every chance he gets just like he used to do in their backyard.
Make sure you pay attention to Cody Bellinger for the rest of the season, because when October comes he may just be haunting our beloved teams. Unless you’re a Giants fan, your team will be on the couch right next to you.
Photo Credit: (Jake Roth-USA Today) (MLB)