Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 25 (July 13, 1995) | 6' 4" | 210lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-36 OF-136 CF-25 RF-115 PH-15
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD AA 2016 114 399 61 105 59 94 17 1 23 65 8 2 .263 .359 .484 13 20 .287 n/a
LAD AAA 2016 3 11 5 6 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 .545 .583 1.36 8 0 .375 n/a
LAD AFL 2016 20 70 16 22 14 18 8 0 3 17 0 3 .314 .424 .557 16 21 .380 n/a
LAD AAA 2017 18 67 15 23 9 22 4 0 5 15 7 0 .343 .429 .627 12 29 .450 n/a
LAD NL 2017 132 480 87 128 64 146 26 4 39 97 10 3 .267 .352 .581 12 27 .299 35/18/47 29 26
LAD NL 2018 162 557 84 145 69 151 28 7 25 76 14 1 .260 .343 .470 11 24 .312 40/20/40 25 24
LAD NL 2019 156 558 121 170 95 108 34 3 47 115 15 5 .305 .406 .629 14 16 .302 31/26/42 42 38
LAD NL 2020 17 72 11 12 5 11 1 0 2 6 1 0 .167 .221 .264 6 14 .169 43/17/40 -0 0
Career 4yrs 467 1667 303 455 233 416 89 14 113 294 40 9 .273 .363 .546 12 22 .298 n/a
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Cody Bellinger (1B) LA - Jul. 13

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=743124

Bellinger showed up to camp with an altered swing, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The specifics of Bellinger's new swing aren't yet clear. While it's rather unusual to see a player tinker with his mechanics following a season in which he hit .305/.406/.629 with 47 homers, the 25-year-old was reportedly unhappy with his second half last year. After hitting .336/.432/.692 prior to the break, he hit .261/.370/.544 the rest of the way as his line-drive rate fell from 31.2 percent to 19.1 percent. Whether or not the changes have the desired effect remains to be seen. 

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 14

Ross Barnes' career. He stood 5'8", weighed 145.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/barnero01.shtml

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 13

Stathead Spotlight: Cody Bellinger

90 Batting Runs and 30 Fielding Runs through age-23 season

PlayerRbatRfieldFromToTm
Cody Bellinger91.739.020172019 LAD
Al Kaline110.082.319531958 DET
Stan Musial148.435.019411944 STL
Ross Barnes110.433.018711873 BOS

Rbat -- Runs Batting: Number of runs better or worse than average the player was as a hitter.
Rfield -- Runs from Fielding: Number of runs better or worse than average the player was for all fielding.

Note: season age on Baseball-Reference is determined by the player's age on June 30th, traditionally the midpoint of the season. Due to the extremely late start of the 2020 season, Bellinger will be playing his age-24 season even though his 25th birthday now came before the season could begin.

See the list at Stathead.com's Batting Season Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 13

This is how I feel about roto this year. Let's go, Cody: "Everything is going to be so weird this year. It's going to be fun," he said Thursday on a video conference call. "It could be a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so I'm just taking advantage of what we got."

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 10

Cody Bellinger (1B) LA - May. 01

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=740866

Bellinger has been able to take swings in a batting cage twice per week during MLB's hiatus, he stated in an interview with John Hartung of Spectrum Sportsnet LA.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: In addition to the twice-per-week batting sessions with hitting coach Brant Brown, Bellinger has also been working out in an Arizona gym with teammate Enrique Hernandez. The reigning National League MVP indicated that he is "down for whatever" in terms of rumored plans to restart the season. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 2

Harold Reynolds did a pretty good analysis of Altuve today.  He broke down the AB against Chapman, including the prior AB, which resulted in a walk.  He showed how Chapman had no FB command and that any hitter would look FB but sit off speed. He also showed how Altuve would have needed some kind of radio receiver for a buzzer - but his jersey was yanked out by his teammates and there was nothing around his waist.  (Harold didn't mention that Bluetooth doesn't work that far away).

He also talked about how Altuve, like a lot of hitters, don't want to know the pitch in advance.  Apparently, Jeter looked fastball on every pitch his entire career and adjusted to off speed.  That's how a lot of top hitters do it.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 17

You Texas guys think it's bad now, just wait until someone fesses up about the buzzers.

Mike Landau ML-
Feb 17

Was chatting with a non-roto Astros fan over the weekend while throwing beads out to Mardi Gras crowds in Galveston (it ain't New Orleans ... but then it ain't New Orleans).

He was wondering about what effect the whole controversy will have on the team this year.  Thinking it through, I'm figuring:
- the next couple months are going to be tough.  Every new town will mean new reporters sticking mikes in their faces asking the same questions, and new crowd booing and heckling.
- by sometime in May, the Astros players are going to be getting tired of answering the same questions, and being critiqued over their answers, and hearing the same catcalls over and over
- this is a team of professionals, with some very good seasons under their belt.  Except for Cole, they're largely intact.  I expect them to have developed some calluses by then - and their attitude will shift to "let's show those MF's what we are capable of without sign stealing".
- that may fuel a level of intensity through the second half of the season that most teams have a hard time maintaining.

In short - it wouldn't shock me to see a number of Astros have even better seasons - and I have a suspicion there could be an uptick in SB attempts (stealing bags being one of the main ways a player can say "FU" to a pitcher who's just brushed him back or thrown over to first one too many times).

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 17

"If."  Not that there's the slightest evidence, or even allegation, of PED use by Bellinger.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 16

I expect Mookie will explain in detail how Alex Cora's "coaching tips" helped Mookie win the MVP.  Geez, it was almost like Mookie knew what pitch was coming!

Man, all these haters better be awfully damn sure they are 110% squeaky clean.  If Bellinger gets popped for PEDs down the road the Astros will be, um vocal.

I'm officially done with all these sacrosanct players blasting every Astro.  Karma is a biatch, guys.  Be careful.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Feb 16