Already, we have speculated about Cody Bellinger being MLB’s next $400 million dollar player. However before we get to that point, Bellinger will go through the salary arbitration process if he’s not signed to a long-term contract extension by the Dodgers.
Now, MLB.com has several players and abritration cases to watch in 2020. Notably they mention Cody Bellinger as a player to keep an eye on during his arbitration process.
— Clint (@DiamondHoggers) January 8, 2020
MLB insider Mark Feinsand points out Bellinger’s impressive resume. Furthermore, it’s hard to find a case-study that has both accomplished as much at Bellinger’s at his age and went through the arbitration process.
Will Bellinger land the biggest first-time arbitration salary ever?
Kris Bryant currently holds that distinction with his $10.85 million salary from 2018, when he set a new standard for first-year arbitration-eligible players. Bryant had won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in ’15, following that up with an NL MVP Award in ’16. He played only 102 games after cashing in.