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Cody Bellinger moved to Oklahoma at a young age and began his baseball career with the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
He made his debut this year and has quickly become one of the most exciting players to watch. Till 2017, he has hit 39 home runs and knocked in 104 RBIs.
He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2013 but was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. Since making his MLB debut for the Dodgers in 2017, he has become one of the most successful players in the league. In 2017, he was called up to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers and won Rookie of the Year honors. This season, he is playing for the San Francisco Giants. He was named the MVP of the National league rookie Championship series 2018 and played extra single off the singles which made the Los Angeles Dodgers enter the World Series, 2018. Cody Bellinger also won his first World Series title in 2020. However, a series of injuries in the year 2021, made his career graph fall in home runs and batting average. Cody Bellinger was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 but decided to go to college instead. Cody was drafted by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.
Let's take a closer look at this rookie sensation!
Cody Bellinger's net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
On an average, Cody Bellinger is estimated to earn $17,00,000 per year based the average of his yearly salary from 2013-2022.
Cody Bellinger is 6 ft 4 in (193 cm).
26-year-old Cody Bellinger was born on July 13, 1995.
Cody Bellinger and his family is originally from Louisville, Kentucky but they moved to Oklahoma when Cody was young. Both of his parents played college baseball; his father at the University of Tennessee and his mother at Louisiana Tech University. When Cody was in high school, he followed in his parents' footsteps. He has come a long way from his childhood in Chandler, Arizona. This outfielder for the San Francisco Giants was born in Oklahoma city and made his way to the pros via high school baseball. He did his schooling at Hamilton high school, where he became a standout baseball player. But Cody's athletic career didn't begin on the football or golf field. It started when he was just a little kid playing T-ball in his backyard with his brothers.
Cody Bellinger's father, Clay Bellinger, was an All-American football player at UCLA and his older brother, Cole Bellinger, is a professional golfer.
Bellinger has one child with girlfriend Chase Carter born in November 2021.
What makes Bellinger so special? Let's take a closer look at his career highlights so far.
Rookie season was impressive – Cody Bellinger batted 262 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs. In his second season, he batted 305 with 25 home runs and 72 RBIs.
Cody Bellinger career highlights include his selection as the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year.In April 2017, he made his MLB debut and played center field for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cody Bellinger got selected for San Diego Padres in 2017 MLB draft. There are some interesting facts about Cody Bellinger's career and some of the key moments that have made him one of baseball's brightest stars. He was voted for MVP at both junior and senior level, through Scouts from the New York Yankees invited him. As a junior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, Cody Bellinger hit 517 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs. In 2018, the following year, he was selected to the Mid Season California League, post star tam and all-star team.
In the 2016 season he showed up his talent for the Double A Tulsa Drillers in Texas League. His Major League Teams NL east were Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Phillies and Washington Nationals.
Initially Cody Bellinger was stronger in fielding than batting but later he changed his batting stance and became a 'Power Hitter'. Bellinger incorporated small hand and wrist movement while working with Shawn Wooten and Damon Mashore. In his 39th run,Cody Bellinger broke the record of his competitors in National League.
In 2013 by the Philadelphia Phillies Cody Bellinger was traded to the Dodgers in 2015. He made his debut this year and has quickly become one of the most exciting players to watch. So far in 2017, he has hit 39 home runs and knocked in 104 RBIs.This California-born ballplayer has had an impressive career in the minors, and his skills are translating well into the majors. As of 2017, Cody Bellinger has had some amazing moments that have stunned fans and players alike.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are well known for charity work and fundraising events. Apart from the team charity events, Cody Bellinger also participated in his own charity. Uncork for a cause announced that Cody Bellinger has made partnership with Amici Cellars and Sonoma County Cabernet.
In just his first season in the majors, Cody Bellinger has become one of the most exciting players in baseball. He received the MVP Award, Silver Slugger Award, Gold Glove Award in 2019. Cody Bellinger received his All Star Game nod as well as his first All Star start in 2019 consecutive games. The Dodgers have won awards more than 14 times. The Gold Glove Awards were started by Rawlings in 1957 and since then the Dodgers won awards along with Silver Slugger. Cody Bellinger was the first player who won all the three awards in the same season.
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