June 22, 2021

2019 Dodgers review: Cody Bellinger (True Blue LA)


It’s the offseason, meaning it’s time to take a look back and review the season for every Dodgers player from 2019. For those of you that are new, we go back and review every player that suited up for the Dodgers during the year.

Who better to kick things off than the 2019 N.L. MVP?

What went right

Overall, Cody Bellinger had one of the better offensive seasons we’ve seen in recent memory. He finished with a WAR of 9.0, leading all of baseball. He hit 47 home runs, finishing two shy of the all-time Dodgers record. He drove in 115 runs, scored 121 runs, and had an OPS of 1.035. His numbers won him his first career silver slugger award.

On top of having one of the best bats in baseball, he added one of the best gloves as well. He led all right fielders in baseball with 19 defensive runs saved. His stellar play in right field won him his first career Gold Glove Award.

Bellinger got off to one of the best starts we’ve seen in recent memory. Through the first 47 games of the season, he was hitting above .400 with an OPS of nearly 1.300. He was averaging a home run every 9.8 at-bats, and early on looked to be the MVP-frontrunner.

The biggest improvement for Bellinger

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