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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: CODY BELLINGER 1B/OF LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Just one day after the San Francisco Giants promoted top shortstop prospect Christian Arroyo, the Los Angeles Dodgers responded with their own move by calling up massive 1B/OF prospect Cody Bellinger.  You won't find many other hitters who got off to a hotter start than Bellinger has this season, as he arrives with the Dodgers with a .343 average with 5 home runs and 7 steals in just 77 at-bats. Yes please to that juice to say the least and the 21-year-old former 2013 fourth-round pick has the clear ability to be the next big five-category player.  Or make it four categories in that Bellinger's 28.6 K/9 rate this season at Triple-A is the stuff of a slugging first baseman and will make hitting for average his biggest challenge.  Even going back to Double-A last season, Bellinger hit just .263 given his contact issues.  If it sounds bit like Bellinger is a newer version of teammate Joc Pederson, we can certainly see that.  Pederson was a big power/speed guy in the minors before arriving in the majors leagues with contact issues but once with the Dodgers, he infuriatingly stopped running.  We don't Bellinger will stop running and so he offers much more upside than Pederson does.  Pick up Bellinger where available as he can be an immediate impact player.


4 comments:

  1. Do you like Bellinger over Carlos Gomez or Keon Broxton?

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    1. over Broxton yes. still you never know which way a new arriving prospect will go.

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  2. Would you drop Brandon Belt, Brad Miller or Jose Bautista for Bellinger? What about Chris Owings? 5 x 5 OBP instead of AVG league. Any suggestions appreciated!

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    1. I would drop any of those guys outside of Owings for Bellinger.

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