Cody Bellinger just finished a season in which he won the National League MVP, a Silver Slugger, and a Gold Glove. Dodger fans were witnesses to a huge season from Bellinger, but what they didn’t see was the hunger and focus that got him to that point.
Clay Bellinger, Cody’s father, stopped by MLB Network Radio’s Power Alley to discuss his son’s success in 2019.
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Aside from Cody’s home runs and offensive stats, Clay really focused on his son’s desire to prove himself on defense leading up to 2019. He said that when Cody first got called up to the big leagues, one of his goals was to win a Gold Glove. While he originally thought it would be at first base, the Dodgers began to move him around the outfield until they eventually put him in right field, where he truly shined defensively.
“He was an outfielder as a high schooler and in the minor leagues,” Clay said. “Once they got AJ [Pollock] last year, they said, ‘you know what, we’re going to move…