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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
322 .262 14 43 45 7 122 1.9
Birth Date7-13-1995
Height6' 4"
Weight203 lbs
Age23 years, 11 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
2016
2.92017
2.82018
1.92019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 LAN 21 132 548 128 26 4 39 64 146 1 10 3 .267 .352 .581 129 21.5 -0.2 -0.6 2.9
2018 LAN 22 162 632 145 28 7 25 69 151 3 14 1 .260 .343 .470 113 11.5 3.3 0.9 2.8
2019 LAN 23 77 329 97 17 2 25 50 49 1 8 5 .353 .450 .702 174 32.3 -1.1 14.2 5.1
Career37115093707113891833465329.282.370.55913265.32.014.510.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 DOD Rk AZL 47 195 .253 .331 .365 .287 100 0.9 5.9 -3.8 93 0 6.5 0.4 -7.5 0.2
2014 DOD Rk AZL 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 42 0 0.0 0.0 -1.8 0.0
2014 OGD Rk PIO 46 212 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 109 0 0.0 0.0 -4.3 0.0
2015 RCU A+ CAL 128 544 .271 .331 .420 .314 107 26.7 14.7 -7.4 126 0 8.7 2.5 -0.3 2.0
2016 TUL AA TEX 114 465 .247 .313 .372 .287 96 26.6 12.5 -6.4 144 0 0.9 1.0 11.3 2.1
2016 OKL AAA PCL 3 12 .278 .348 .444 .375 98 5.6 0.3 -0.2 288 0 0.6 0.5 2.1 0.3
2016 GDD Wnt AFL 20 85 .000 .000 .000 .380 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 LAN MLB NL 132 548 .260 .327 .428 .299 92 40 16.0 -8 129 9 -0.6 -0.2 21.5 2.9
2017 OKL AAA PCL 18 77 .264 .316 .412 .450 99 6.9 2.3 -1.2 138 0 0.7 0.8 3.9 0.6
2017 DOD Rk AZL 1 4 .262 .303 .453 .000 103 0.9 0.1 -0.1 103 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 LAN MLB NL 162 632 .248 .318 .406 .313 97 24.8 17.7 -6.2 113 9 0.9 3.3 11.5 2.8
2019 LAN MLB NL 77 329 .257 .325 .440 .353 91 49.4 9.9 -4 174 13 14.3 -1.1 32.3 5.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 DOD Rk AZL 195 162 25 34 9 6 1 58 30 31 46 3 3 .210 .340 .358 .148 0 1
2014 OGD Rk PIO 212 195 49 64 13 6 3 98 34 14 35 8 0 .328 .368 .503 .174 3
2014 DOD Rk AZL 21 20 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 5 0 0 .150 .190 .200 .050 0
2015 RCU A+ CAL 544 478 97 126 33 4 30 257 103 52 150 10 2 .264 .336 .538 .274 8 2
2016 TUL AA TEX 465 399 61 105 17 1 23 193 65 59 94 8 2 .263 .359 .484 .221 4 0
2016 GDD Wnt AFL 85 70 16 22 8 0 3 39 17 14 18 0 3 .314 .424 .557 .243 1 0
2016 OKL AAA PCL 12 11 5 6 0 0 3 15 6 1 0 0 0 .545 .583 1.364 .818 0 0
2017 OKL AAA PCL 77 67 15 23 4 0 5 42 15 9 22 7 0 .343 .429 .627 .284 0 0
2017 LAN MLB NL 548 480 87 128 26 4 39 279 97 64 146 10 3 .267 .352 .581 .315 3 0
2017 DOD Rk AZL 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 .333 .250 1.333 1.000 1 0
2018 LAN MLB NL 632 557 84 145 28 7 25 262 76 69 151 14 1 .260 .343 .470 .210 3 0
2019 LAN MLB NL 329 275 62 97 17 2 25 193 62 50 49 8 5 .353 .450 .702 .349 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 2188 0.4493 0.4401 0.6729 0.6419 0.2755 0.7496 0.5271 0.3271 0.0000
2018 2595 0.4821 0.4505 0.7074 0.6291 0.2842 0.7510 0.6178 0.2926 0.0000
2019 1324 0.4728 0.4222 0.7639 0.6294 0.2364 0.7944 0.6909 0.2361 0.0000
Career61070.46830.44060.70730.63380.27070.75990.60120.29270.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 LAN $605,000
2018 LAN $585,000
2017 LAN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$585,000
2019Current$605,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,190,000
2 yrTotal$1,190,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 160 dBoras Corp.1 year/$605,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$605,000 (2019). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.585M (2018). Renewed by LA Dodgers 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by LA Dodgers 4/25/17.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2013 (4-124) (Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ari.). $0.7M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 368 54 92 18 3 18 57 45 87 8 2 .289 .379 .535 139 29.5 RF 2, 1B 0 3.3
80o 352 50 86 17 3 17 53 42 84 8 1 .281 .369 .523 133 25.0 RF 2, 1B 0 2.7
70o 341 47 81 16 3 16 50 39 83 7 1 .273 .359 .508 129 21.8 RF 2, 1B 0 2.4
60o 331 45 77 15 3 15 48 38 81 7 1 .266 .353 .495 125 19.3 RF 2, 1B 0 2.2
50o 322 43 74 15 3 14 45 36 80 7 1 .262 .348 .486 122 17.0 RF 2, 1B 0 1.9
40o 313 41 70 14 2 14 43 34 79 6 1 .255 .339 .473 118 14.9 RF 2, 1B 0 1.7
30o 303 39 66 13 2 13 41 32 77 6 1 .247 .330 .457 114 12.6 RF 2, 1B 0 1.4
20o 292 37 61 12 2 12 39 30 75 6 1 .236 .318 .438 110 10.1 RF 1, 1B 0 1.2
10o 276 34 56 11 2 11 35 28 72 5 1 .229 .310 .424 104 7.0 RF 1, 1B 0 0.8
Weighted Mean32343741531446368071.261.347.48412217.3RF 2, 1B 02.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2020245978713628428906914412.262.350.4961304.740.41.3-3.115.426.82.4
2021256038613529429906814611.256.344.4891274.337.51.2-3.315.524.12.5
2022265978613528428887014511.258.348.4871274.337.51.1-3.415.424.42.4
2023276018713528429907014610.257.347.4901284.437.61.0-3.615.424.82.4
202428594841322842787681428.256.344.4821264.135.10.8-3.715.322.82.4
202529592841332842887681427.256.345.4851264.135.40.7-3.915.223.32.4
202630572831282642785661355.258.348.4911284.135.50.5-3.914.724.22.3
202731578821302842684671364.257.345.4821253.933.10.4-4.114.921.92.3
202832551781202532579651322.251.343.4721233.429.40.3-4.114.219.02.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 65)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 77 Yasiel Puig 2014 126
2 74 Miguel Cabrera 2006 151
3 74 Freddie Freeman 2013 142
4 74 Justin Upton 2011 136
5 73 Willie McCovey 1961 104
6 72 David Wright 2006 127
7 72 Carlos Correa 2018 98
8 71 Evan Longoria 2009 133
9 71 Bryce Harper 2016 118
10 71 Christian Yelich 2015 97
11 71 Anthony Rizzo 2013 107
12 70 Eddie Murray 1979 133
13 69 Rocky Colavito 1957 119
14 69 Don Hurst 1929 108
15 69 Jay Bruce 2010 118
16 68 Lou Gehrig 1926 130
17 68 Phil Plantier 1992 93
18 68 Jason Heyward 2013 108
19 68 Jimmie Foxx 1931 128
20 67 Eric Hosmer 2013 114
21 67 Wil Myers 2014 80
22 67 Mike Trout 2015 173
23 67 Jesus Montero 2013 92
24 67 Prince Fielder 2007 151
25 67 Travis Snider 2011 67
26 66 Kyle Schwarber 2016 77
27 66 Corey Seager 2017 115
28 66 Frank Robinson 1959 158
29 66 Boog Powell 1965 103
30 66 AJ Reed 2016 67
31 66 Jim Ray Hart 1965 133
32 65 Tony Conigliaro 1968 0 DNP
33 65 Dick Allen 1965 130
34 65 Jason Thompson 1978 126
35 65 Frank Thomas 1991 174
36 65 Ryan Zimmerman 2008 101
37 65 Kyle Blanks 2010 55
38 65 Ken Griffey 1993 166
39 64 Jon Singleton 2015 105
40 64 Bernie Carbo 1971 88
41 64 Jack Clark 1979 135
42 64 Jorge Soler 2015 83
43 64 Albert Pujols 2003 174
44 64 Chris Carter 2010 88
45 64 Greg Bird 2016 0 DNP
46 63 B.J. Upton 2008 106
47 63 Eddie Mathews 1955 144
48 63 Kent Hrbek 1983 121
49 63 Manny Machado 2016 131
50 63 Oswaldo Arcia 2014 105
51 63 Jeff Burroughs 1974 156
52 63 Matt Kemp 2008 106
53 63 Mel Ott 1932 143
54 63 Tom Brunansky 1984 129
55 62 Mickey Mantle 1955 159
56 62 Rafael Palmeiro 1988 114
57 62 Hank Aaron 1957 164
58 62 Bill Delancey 1935 88
59 62 Ian Happ 2018 88
60 62 Cal Ripken Jr. 1984 139
61 62 Troy Tulowitzki 2008 89
62 62 Domingo Santana 2016 91
63 62 Bob Horner 1981 131
64 62 Giancarlo Stanton 2013 131
65 62 Kal Daniels 1987 156
66 62 Cesar Cedeno 1974 129
67 62 Hal Trosky 1936 128
68 62 Joc Pederson 2015 108
69 62 Chris Davis 2009 87
70 62 Earl Williams 1972 120
71 61 Billy Conigliaro 1971 89
72 61 Gordon Beckham 2010 86
73 61 Pablo Sandoval 2010 96
74 61 John Olerud 1992 133
75 61 Addison Russell 2017 85
76 61 Manny Ramirez 1995 149
77 61 Michael Conforto 2016 90
78 61 John Milner 1973 121
79 61 Juan Gonzalez 1993 156
80 61 Willie Horton 1966 119
81 61 Roy Sievers 1950 73
82 61 Jerry Sands 2011 90
83 61 George Scott 1967 127
84 61 Barry Bonds 1988 141
85 60 Ellis Valentine 1978 131
86 60 Miguel Sano 2016 102
87 60 Darryl Strawberry 1985 160
88 60 Alex Rodriguez 1999 133
89 60 Al Kaline 1958 127
90 60 Eric Davis 1985 96
91 60 Rougned Odor 2017 75
92 60 Carlos May 1971 113
93 60 Johnny Bench 1971 112
94 60 Pete Reiser 1942 116
95 59 Billy Butler 2009 118
96 59 Andruw Jones 2000 124
97 59 Carlos Delgado 1995 68
98 59 Brett Lawrie 2013 99
99 59 Vern Stephens 1944 134
100 59 Grady Sizemore 2006 121

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 While not quite on the level of Isaac Hayes rolling up in his chandelier-laden '77 Cadillac Fleetwood in Escape From New York, Bellinger nonetheless made an entrance for the ages. The scouting reports pretty much nailed the fundamentals: Where evaluators had wondered about Bellinger's ability to handle the high hard stuff with his long, uppercut swing, he did indeed whiff a ton up the ladder. But there was more than enough boom to offset the busts, as he slugged .602 against elevated pitches en route to taking the lunch money of NL hurlers of both left- and right-handed persuasion with startling consistency for five straight months after a late-April promotion. The plate discipline translated, too, and his rare speed and athleticism for a first baseman allowed for versatile deployment onto the outfield grass. Instant stardom at 21 is a tough act, but Bellinger sure looks the part of an A-Number One building block for the Dodgers.
2017 Bellinger entered the year coming off a 30-homer season at High-A, but saddled with questions regarding his strikeout rate and the validity of his Cal League power outburst. Asked and answered. Bellinger cut his strikeout rate by seven percentage points while moving up a level, yet much of the power came with him to Tulsa. He will still sell out to get to said power, but his hands and the leverage in his swing suggests the power can continue to translate up the chain. Bellinger isn't your standard first baseman no matter how you slice it. Every once in a Lance Berkman can a guy who mans the cold corner also patrol center field, but Bellinger can play there in a pinch and would be playable in either corner outfield spot as well. He's so good at first, though, that the Dodgers might be tempted to not test him further up the defensive spectrum. He enjoyed a taste of Triple-A by season's end and should spend the full season there in 2017. Whatever you do please don't call him "baellinger," even to your friends.
2016 Bellinger smashed 67 extra-base hits—including 30 homers—at Rancho Cucamonga last season. Any time someone hits that many bombs in this day and age we have to pay attention, but Bellinger mashed in the Cal League, which does to power output what gym class does to high school GPAs. Scouts seem convinced that some of Bellinger's pop is real, and spending 26 games in center field instead of at first base is a promising sign for his future. At the same time, striking out in over a quarter of your PAs is never ideal, and neither are reports about how Bellinger looks against breaking balls. He's the son of former big leaguer Clay Bellinger, and dad's best single-season homer output was just 16, so at least Cody has some bragging rights.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in a dynasty league: Mike Trout that costs 20% of your team's budget or Cody Bellinger that costs less than 2%?
(Aaron from Minnesota)
Really depends a lot on the rest of the roster but in absence of all other information I'll take Bellinger. Mike Trout is still the guy I'd want more in general. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-13 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who would your MVP picks be right now?
(Awards Season from Everywhere)
I'd go with Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger, with a hearty honorable mention to Christian Yelich. (Aaron Gleeman)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)You get to pick five MLB players to help you fight your way out of a zombie apocalypse. Who you taking?
(Alonzo Mourning from Miami)
Aaron Judge (Brienne)
Keone Kela (The Hound)
Rougned Odor (Arya Stark)
Cody Bellinger (Gendry)
Justin Turner (Tormund, duh) (Craig Goldstein)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Edwin Rios destined to be a Quad A superstar or does he have a path to being a big league slugger?
(Carl from UC Davis)
Wilson has written him up as a potential regular with plus-plus raw power. Cody Bellinger might be the most formidable roadblock in baseball right now, though. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)What prospects are you looking to buy a bunch of pre-season stocks in this year so this time next year their stock will be drastically higher so you can say to everyone "Look I got in on the ground floor on ___"?
(Igor from At a Bar)
Ooohhh I like this question. I think Acuna or Cody Bellinger was probably the answer last season. I think Anderson Tejeda could shoot up prospect lists pretty quickly, but there's been some buzz on him already. Non-top 101 guys, I'd go Lucas Erceg, Greg Allen, or Luis Alexander Basabe. (Mark Barry)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Blake Rutherford the next Cody Bellinger? (bat wise)
(Tim from Dover)
I don't know. A little early to look for the next CB. But yeah, I like Rutherford's stick. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Chris Jericho once said, "It's art, you don't need pants." So in the same vein as this quote, what tool would you rather a 3B in the low minors show, Glove or Arm? In terms of percentile difference, what is the skill gap between the #30 and the #200 prospect?
(Liam from Parts Unknown)
#30 on our list was Reynaldo Lopez, who isn't an ideal example for this exercise, but we'll go with it. The 200th best prospect who is also a pitcher is probably...oh, let's say Chih-Wei Hu since I have Rays on the mind now. So that's a pretty significant stuff advantage even if the output is only a half grade of OFP/Likely. Pitchers tend to be more volatile though. On the position player side it would be Cody Bellinger and one of those guys Ben comped to CJ Cron. So again, a grade of hit and power. really. That seems small, but it's a very tough jump to make. Not that it doesn't happen which is why these lists can be volatile from year to year, especially on the back end.

I was really hoping they would do Jericho/Owens for the belt if they were gonna break them up this quickly. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)What level of impact do you see Cody Bellinger having in 2016? Could he possibly get enough time to be the next Dodger rookie of the year?
(madsam99 from Columbus, OH)
I really like Bellinger. The defense is spectacular. I don't think he's going to get enough playing time to warrant consideration for Rookie of the Year, especially given how crowded the Dodgers outfield is and the presence of Adrian Gonzalez (even if he's just platooning versus right-handed pitching). I'm not as optimistic on the batting average, but I think 25-30 home runs in a full-season is a realistic projection. I don't think he gets that opportunity until next year. (George Bissell)
2017-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Beyond Cody Bellinger, there doesn't seem to be any surefire 1B prospects. Josh Bell and Dominic Smith seemingly follow but neither seem to be sure things. What do you think of the 1B prospect pool behind Cody Bellinger?
(Sammy from Pittsburgh)
As an outsider to the prospect world, I want to say that there's been a movement away from putting hopes in that most capricious of tools, the hit tool, and favoring "safer" athletic tools reflected in speed and defense. Those skills are also front-loaded into a player's career, so they're also more reliable sources of value for the team during those pre-arb years. Craig will probably tell me I'm wrong, but that's my sense of it. It could just be a one or two-year blip. (Patrick Dubuque)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank Amed Rosario, Willy Adames, Cody Bellinger and Kopesch in a 20 team dynasty league. Thank you!
(Josue from SD)
Rosario, Bellinger, Adames, Kopech. (Bret Sayre)
2017-01-18 20:00:00 (link to chat)Cody Bellinger o/u 50 games as LA OF this year?
(Musial6 from Stl)
Under. (Bret Sayre)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Best first base prospect in the minors? Highest ceiling? Highest floor? Whos your favorite? Ok, thats enough questions wrapped in one.
(Fred from CA)
First base? I mean off the top of my head...Gallo or Reed would have the highest ceilings...Cody Bellinger might have the safest floor. He can rake. My favorite is Rowdy Tellez or Dan Vogelbach (I mean technically he's a first baseman, right?) (George Bissell)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these 1B prospects and do you see any of them being reaching their potential and being MLB All Stars? Cody Bellinger, Bobby Bradley, Dan Vogelbach.
(Craig from Colorado)
Bellinger, Vogelbach, Bradley, all by pretty fair margins. No All-Stars. Bellinger has the best chance to be first-division. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Will Cody Bellinger make the top 101 if his power translates in AA this season. I need to know. He might be deserving of more love. 30 homers at the age of 19 is good no matter where you play, no?
(Ray from NYC)
If his power translates and he stops selling out for power at Double-A, sure, he'd probably make the 101. I don't think we're low on him at all given what we've seen out of him. 30 homers is great but the question is whether it's representative of his abilities going forward, and for that we need context. That context includes his swing, his approach, and importantly in this case, where he played the majority of his games. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris - what are the ceilings for Dodgers outfield prospect Alex Verdugo and first baseman Cody Bellinger. Either make the Top 101 list? Bother performed very well in High-A.
(sbnbaseball from NJ)
I think Verdugo can be an average starter in a corning outfielder, and Bellinger an above-average first baseman. I don't think either makes the top 101, but it's early in discussions there. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)I just moved a couple prospects in trades in a league where 300+ prospects are owned. Which of these 2013 draft picks may be worth rostering? Jordan Paroubeck, Riley Unroe, Dom Nunez, Thomas Milone, Nick Longhi, Cody Bellinger, Dillon Overton, Casey Meisner, Hunter Green, and Chris Kohler?
(username49 from Ohio)
Milone is the guy that jumps out at me. He's super raw and so very far away but he is the guy that jumped from this list. (Mauricio Rubio)


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