Cody James Bellinger...graduated from Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ...played in the 2007 Little League World Series and is one of 14 Major Leaguers to play in both the Little League World Series and the MLB World Series…he is the first Arizona born player to win the MVP (2019)...is the son of former Major Leaguer Clay Bellinger, who was a two-time World Series champion with Yankees (1999, 2000)...signed by scout Dustin Yount.
Saw a career-year hallmarked by MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and All-Star recognition after ranking among NL leaders in batting average (.305, 9th), OBP (.406, 3rd), slugging percentage (.629, 2nd), OPS (1.035, 3rd), total bases (351, 1st), home runs (47, 3rd), runs (121, 2nd), RBI (115, 7th), walks (95, 6th) and extra-base hits (84, 2nd) ... His 47 home runs on the season rank as the third highest single-season total in franchise history, trailing just Shawn Green (49, 2001) and Adrian Beltre (48, 2004) ... Collected his first Gold Glove (right field) after turning in a National League-leading .990 fielding percentage for right fielders…led the league in defensive runs saved (19) for all right fielders (T-2nd overall, 22) and tied for fourth in the NL with 10 outfield assists, while ranking among the NL outfield leaderboard in fielding percentage (.988, 11th), range runs (6.2, 5th), Ultimate Zone Rating (10.3, 2nd), Ultimate Zone Rating/150 (13.7, 2nd) and innings played (1082.0, 16th) ... Participated in his second All-Star game…received the most votes in the Starters Election during the Primary Round and started the game in center field…garnered his first NL Player of the Month honor for April after compiling a .416/.505/.843/1.347 slashline with a league-leading 10 homers, 29 RBI and 25 runs, accompanied with six doubles, a triple and 18 walks against 13 strikeouts…became the 12th Dodger to garner MVP honors and joined Jackie Robinson and Don Newcombe as the only Dodgers to earn both Rookie of the Year and MVP honors…is the only Dodger to collect MVP, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger accolades in the same season…on Aug. 2, launched his 100th career home run…according to Baseball Reference, he is the fastest player in Dodger franchise history to reach 100 career homers, taking just 401 games to surpass Mike Piazza's 422-game mark…over the past 10 seasons only Joey Gallo (377G) and Giancarlo Stanton (400G) have reached the milestone quicker…drove in a trio of runs for the 10th time this season on Aug. 20 to reach a career-high 100 RBI…he is the first Dodger to reach the century mark since Adrian Gonzalez accomplished the feat in 2014 (116 RBI)… surpassed Gil Hodges' and Duke Snider's 25 round trippers to own the most home homers in Dodger history after launching his 26th home run on Sept. 18, finished the season with 27 homers at Dodger Stadium…hit his 28th and 29th home runs of the season on July 3 to surpass Gil Hodges and Duke Snider (28) for most homers prior to the All-Star break…became the 38th player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 30-homer plateau prior to the All-Star break…he is the 19th player in the NL to reach the mark and the only Dodger to reach 30…had a career-night on March 30, going 4-for-6 with two homers and six RBI…it was his eighth career multi-homer game and it matched a career-high with six RBI (last: Sept. 15, 2018 at St. Louis)…wrapped the regular season with seven extra-base hits over the last 10 games at a .314/.385/.686 clip and reached base in 28 of his last 31 games, including a 16-game on-base streak from Aug. 24 to Sept. 10, where slashed .231/.403/.442 with a trio of doubles, a triple, two homers and six RBI…named NL Player of the Week on April 8 after hitting .417 (10-for-24) with 10 runs, two doubles, a triple, three home runs, 10 RBI and two walks over six games.
Appeared in 162 games, slashing .260/.343/.470 with 84 runs, 28 doubles, seven triples, 25 home runs, 76 RBI and 14 stolen bases ... Led the team in games played, hits (145) and multi-hit games (41) in 2018 and became the first Dodger since Matt Kemp in 2010 to play in 162 or more games in a season and is tied for the fourth most games played in a season in Dodger history ... Showed his defensive versatility, appearing at first base (110 games, 85 starts), center field (78 games, 50 starts), right field (five games) and left field (one game) ... Was one of 10 Major Leaguers with at least 25 homers and 14 stolen bases in 2018 ... His seven triples ranked second on the team and ninth in the National League ... Hit home runs in four consecutive games from June 5-8 for the first time in his career ... Recorded his first longball of the season on April 1 vs. Giants, which was the 40th of his career, a milestone he reached in just 136 games. According to STATS, LLC., that is the third fewest number of contests needed to hit 40 all-time, trailing Rudy York (129) and Mark McGwire (110) ... Blasted two grand slams, June 22 at NYM off of Zack Wheeler and August 2 vs. MIL off of Jhoulys Chacin ... Appeared in all 12 of the Dodgers' Postseason games and was awarded the 2018 NLCS MVP after driving in the game-winning runs in Games 4 and 7…his 13th inning walk-off single in Game 4 was his first career walk-off hit…also blasted a go-ahead two-run home run in the second inning of Game 7.
Named National League Rookie of the Year unanimously and selected as an All-Star in his first Major League season... became the Dodgers 18th Rookie of the Year and the 22nd player overall to win the award by unanimous vote...Finished ninth in the NL MVP voting, was also honored with the 2017 Players Choice Award for Outstanding NL Rookie and recognized by the Sporting News as the publications' NL Rookie of the Year...After having his contract selected from Triple-A OKC on April 25, he posted a .267/.352/.581 slashline with 87 runs, 26 doubles, four triples, 39 home runs, 97 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 132 games in his first big league season...ranked among the NL leaders in home runs (2nd), home runs per at-bat (12.31, 2nd), game-winning RBI (17, 4th), slugging percentage (5th), extra-base hits (69, 8th), OPS (10th) and RBI (T-13th)...His 39 home runs in 2017 established a National League rookie home run record, surpassing previous record holders Wally Berger (1930) and Frank Robinson (1956), who each belted 38 homers...also recorded six multi-home run games, which according to Stats, LLC, were the most ever by a rookie in Dodger history and the third most all-time, trailing just Mark McGwire (1987) and AL Rookie of the Year winner Aaron Judge (2017), who each collected seven multi-homer contests...Including his record breaking home run season, also set Los Angeles (since 1958) single-season rookie records in slugging percentage (.581) and OPS (.933), while ranking among the all-time club rookie leaders in runs (4th), doubles (T-4th), RBI (2nd), batting average (10th) and on-base percentage (4th)...Ranked among Major League rookies in runs (2nd), home runs (2nd), RBI (2nd), extra-base hits (2nd), on-base percentage (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd), OPS (2nd), doubles (T-3rd), walks (64, 4th), triples (T-5th), stolen bases (T-5th) and hits (128, T-7th)... His 12 home runs off of a left-handed pitcher was the most in the Majors by a left-handed hitter and the most by left-handed Los Angeles Dodger hitter since 1974...posted a .27 1/.335/.568 slashline against southpaws with six doubles, two triples and 42 RBI...Hit .297 (43-for-145) with 18 homers and 39 RBI from the seventh inning and later, while hitting .299 (20-for-67) with six homers and 15 RBI in close and late situations...Selected to the National League All-Star team and became the first position player in Dodger history to make the team in his first season in the Majors...also became the youngest position player to be honored as an All-Star in franchise history at 21 years, 354 days old and the third-youngest Dodger All-Star overall (at the time of their selection), behind only Fernando Valenzuela (20 years, 281 days in 1981) and Ralph Branca (21 years, 183 days in 1947)...participated in the HR Derby, becoming the eighth Dodger and third LA rookie to partake in the event...On July 15 at Miami, completed the third cycle in Los Angeles Dodger history (Wes Parker-1970, Orlando Hudson-2009) with a triple in the seventh inning...became just the ninth Dodger in franchise history to accomplish the feat and the first rookie to do so...according to Elias, became the first rookie to hit as many as 20 homers and also have a cycle in one season...Homered on June 20, his 10th in 10 games, becoming just the second Dodger ever to accomplish that feat (Shawn Green, 2002)...became first MLB player to hit 10 in 10 games since Troy Tulowitzki in 2010...recorded the most homers as a Dodger in a season at 21 or younger, besting Adrián Beltré, who slugged 20 homers at 21 in 2000...Named NL Rookie of the Month for May and June... established a new Dodgers rookie record for RBI in the month of May (27), and tied Dick Cox for the third-most RBI by a rookie in any calendar month, following James Loney (32, September 2007) and Del Bissonette (29, June 1928)...hit an MLB-best 13 homers in 28 June games, which tied for third most all-time by a rookie in a single month with Jimmie Hall, who hit 13 in Aug. 1963 with Minnesota...was also named NL Player of the Week for the week ending in May 7 and June 25...According to Elias Sports Bureau, became the first player in Major League history with back-to-back multi-homer games at 21 years old or younger on June 11-13 and became the only player to have four multi-homer games in his first 45 career regular-season games in the big leagues...Had his contract selected on April 25, 2017 and made his Major League debut that day as the starting left fielder at San Francisco...picked up his first career hit in his fourth plate appearance of that game with an infield single off of Neil Ramirez...Belted his first two career home runs on April 29, 2017 against the Phillies, slugging a solo shot off of Zach Eflin in the seventh inning for his first big league homer...became the first Dodger since Yasiel Puig (2 HR, June 4, 2013 vs. SD) to hit multiple home runs in the first game in which he ever hit a homer...Started all 15 Postseason games and hit .219 (14-for-64) with four doubles, one triple, three home runs and nine RBI... became the all-time Dodger rookie Postseason record holder in hits, extra-base hits (8), home runs, RBI, runs (10) and total bases (29)...Posted a .343/.429/.627 slashline with four doubles, five homers and 15 RBI in 18 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City...prior to his promotion, he ranked among the PCL leaders in runs (15, T-4th), home runs (T-4th), RBI (T-8th), total bases (42, T-6th), stolen bases (7, T-2nd), on-base percentage (11th), slugging percentage (9th) and OPS (1.055, 7th) 2016...Combined to post a .27 1/.365/.507 slashline with 17 doubles, 26 home runs and 7 1 RBI in 117 games with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City...Spent majority of the season with the Drillers, hitting .263 with 23 homers and 65 RBI in 114 games and was selected as Double-A All-Star by Baseball America after ranking among the Texas League leaders in home runs (T-3rd), walks (59, T-3rd) slugging percentage (.484, T-3rd), OPS (.843, 3rd), on-base percentage (.359, T-5th), RBI (T-9th), and extra-base hits (41, T-10th)...Promoted to Oklahoma City on Sept. 3 and hit .545 (6-for-11) with three home runs and six RBI in three games and also appeared in nine postseason games for the OKC Dodgers, hitting .250 (9-for-36) with a homer and five RBI...Following the season, played in the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale Desert Dogs, earning a selection to the league's All-Star Prospect Team and starting at first base in the league's Rising Stars Game.
Combined to post a .27 1/.365/.507 slashline with 17 doubles, 26 home runs and 7 1 RBI in 117 games with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City...Spent majority of the season with the Drillers, hitting .263 with 23 homers and 65 RBI in 114 games and was selected as Double-A All-Star by Baseball America after ranking among the Texas League leaders in home runs (T-3rd), walks (59, T-3rd) slugging percentage (.484, T-3rd), OPS (.843, 3rd), on-base percentage (.359, T-5th), RBI (T-9th), and extra-base hits (41, T-10th)...Promoted to Oklahoma City on Sept. 3 and hit .545 (6-for-11) with three home runs and six RBI in three games and also appeared in nine postseason games for the OKC Dodgers, hitting .250 (9-for-36) with a homer and five RBI ...Following the season, played in the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale Desert Dogs, earning a selection to the league's All-Star Prospect Team and starting at first base in the league's Rising Stars Game.
Spent the entire campaign with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and led the Single-A California League with 103 RBI and 97 runs scored, while placing second with 30 homers and batting .264 in 128 games...Selected as a mid- and post-season California League All-Star...Also tied for seventh with 33 doubles and ranked third with 257 total bases...Was honored as the MVP of the California League championship series, batting .324 with three homers and seven RBI in eight postseason games to lead the Quakes to a league title.
Combined to hit .312 with 14 doubles, six triples, three home runs and 34 RBI along with a .352 on-base percentage and .474 slugging percentage with Rookie-level AZL Dodgers and Rookie-level Ogden.
Made his professional debut with Rookie-level AZL Dodgers and batted .210 with a homer and 30 RBI in 47 games.