The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was named National League Rookie of the Year Monday. The 22-year old broke the National League rookie record for most home runs hit in a season with 39. He finished 2nd in the National League – only behind Miami Marlin’s power hitter Giancarlo Stanton (59).
Finishing off the regular season Bellinger had a total of 39 HR’s, 97 RBI’s, 10 Stolen Bases, .933 OPS, and a .267 batting average. He was a National League All-Star, he also competed in the 2017 Home Run Derby.
Bellinger watches one fly in the 2017 Home Run Derby
Bellinger’s team – the Los Angeles Dodgers made it to the World Series for the first time since 1988 during his rookie season – and were one game away from being champions. Bellinger hit 3 home runs in the postseason, batting in 9 RBI’s with a OPS of .707.