Cody Bellinger Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 203 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/13/1995 (26)
Cody Bellinger Season Stats
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Cody Bellinger News
The Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Cody Bellinger agreed to a one-year, $17 million deal to avoid salary arbitration before the league's Dec. 1 lockout, according to sources familiar with the agreement. The 26-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, slashing .165/.240/.302 with 10 home runs in 95 games, but he played much better in the postseason. Bellinger is only two seasons removed from winning the National League MVP in 2019 by slashing .305/.406/.629 with 47 home runs. The deal won't be guaranteed until Bellinger makes the Opening Day roster, but he won't hit the free-agent market now until after the 2023 season. A hairline fracture in his left leg, a rib fracture and a hamstring strain caused him to miss time last year, so with better health, fantasy managers should expect better production in 2022.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and first baseman Cody Bellinger is getting the start in center field for the fifth game of the National League Championship Series on Thursday night. Bellinger is hitting eighth against the Atlanta Braves and left-handed starter Max Fried. It'll be Bellinger's first start of the series in the outfield after starting three games at first base. In 96 plate appearances during the regular season against left-handed pitching during the regular season, the 26-year-old hit .116 with a .208 on-base percentage and one home run.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and first baseman Cody Bellinger isn't in the starting lineup for the first game of the National League Championship Series. The 26-year-old is hitting .294 with a .368 on-base percentage in 19 plate appearances this postseason, but he'll move to the bench on Saturday. Los Angeles is starting Albert Pujols at first base with Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor, and AJ Pollock starting from right to left in the outfield against the Atlanta Braves and left-hander Max Fried.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is just two years removed from an MVP award but he was the polar opposite in 2021. Despite a down 2020 where he slashed .239/.333/.450, he was largely taken within the top 20 picks in fantasy drafts the following year. He managed to make that stat line look good in comparison to his atrocious '21 campaign where he slashed .165/.240/.302 and his strikeout rate jumped to a career-worst 26.9%. Injuries are partly to blame, as he only logged 350 plate appearances amid multiple IL stints for different ailments. Perhaps he was never quite right and/or couldn't find a groove at the plate due to inconsistent playing time. Whatever the case, it was a season to forget and a year of frustration for fantasy managers.Heading into 2022, it will take a lot of trust that Bellinger can regain his previous form after consecutive duds. At age 26, he is in his prime and has every physical attribute you'd want out of an elite player. The Dodgers will be loaded on offense as usual. Bellinger is locked into everyday playing time unless injury strikes again or he continues to hit so poorly that he forces his way into a platoon. It's hard to imagine the latter occurring, so consider Bellinger a huge upside pick in the early-to-mid portion of drafts. His draft stock will be all over the place depending on how risk-averse managers in a given league are, but he isn't likely to last beyond the first 75 picks in most drafts.