Cody Bellinger is an American professional baseballer; he plays as an outfielder and is also the first baseman. Cody is a free agent and has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball (MLB). Further, he was selected in the 2013 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 4th round, but in 2017, he made his debut with the team.
Cody played high school baseball for Hamilton High School, and further, he was committed to playing for the Oregon Ducks but was drafted. He spent 2 years in the Rookie Leagues and later, in 2015, joined the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes; here, he was a mid- and postseason all-star. Cody also helped the team to a California League championship title.
Cody set several Dodgers single-season home run records and participated in the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. After the season, Cody was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year. In 2018 Cody was named the MVP of the 2018 National League Championship Series and received the NL MVP, Silver Slugger, and Gold Glove Awards in 2019 and his second All-Star selection. Cody won his 1st World Series title in 2020. However, many injuries to his calf, shoulder, and rib cage caused season 2021 to be a career-worst for him in home runs and batting average.
Cody Bellinger Early Life:
Cody was born on 13th July 1995 in Scottsdale, Arizona. At 11, Cody was one year younger than other teammates in the Little League World Series; but his performance in the series with a four-run batted-in (RBI) was praised.
Cody Bellinger Family Background:
Cody was born to Clay and Jennifer Bellinger. Jennifer works for a luxury real estate brand named Sotheby’s International Realty, and Clay played from 1999 to 2002 for the New York Yankees and Anaheim Angels of MLB. He also won three World Series during this time.
Cody has a 4 year younger brother, Cole, and an elder sister, Ashli; both have athletic backgrounds. Ashli played Volleyball for her college team, and Cole actively played baseball and was drafted in 2017 by the San Diego Padres.
Cody Bellinger Education:
Cody attended became Hamilton High School in Chandler, and he was a standout baseball player on the school team. as both a junior and senior, he was voted team MVP. Further, in his senior year, Cody hit .429.
Cody Bellinger Physical stats:
Cody stands 6’4 talls and weighs around 90kg. He has an athletic, fit and slim type body. Further, he has darkish brown hair and hazel green eyes. Cody usually keeps a short beard. His height, facial features, and attractive smile enhance his amazing personality.
Cody Bellinger Birth Signs:
According to Cody’s birthdate, he comes under the Cancer zodiac sign. His birth flower is Larkspur and Water Lily. Further, Cody’s birth sign element is Water, and his opposite sign is Capricorn.
Cody Bellinger Net worth:
Cody is baseball since an early age. He signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers worth $17 million, and his estimated net worth is around $10 million.
Cody Bellinger Relationship Status:
Cody is in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Chase Carter; the couple has a daughter, born in November 2021. Chase is an IMG model who has worked with Polo Ralph Lauren and Maybelline; she started modeling at 13.
Cody Bellinger Career:
In the 2013 MLB Draft, The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Cody in the 4th round, 124th overall. He was committed to playing college baseball for the Oregon Ducks then, and Cody chose to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a signing bonus of $700,000. With the Rookie League, AZL Dodgers, Cody spent the season batting .210 in 162 at-bats, with a home run, 25 runs, and 30 RBIs. He struck out 46 times in 47 games, drew 31 walks, and recorded 16 extra-base hits. The following season Cody spend with the Ogden RaptorsCody in Rookie ball, batting .328 with 34 RBIs in 46 Pioneer baseball League games.
The 2015 season was Cody’s first full year in the minor leagues. He was also named the California League Championship Series MVPF for his performance. Cody batted .264 for The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, recording 103 RBIs, 97 runs in 478 at-bats, and 30 home runs.
Cody opened the 2016 season with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League. Further, he began the 2017 season with Oklahoma City. He batted .343 with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs (18 games) before receiving a call-up to Los Angeles.
Cody scored his 1st major league hit on 25th April 2017, an infield ground ball toward third base. A game against the San Francisco Giants. Further, after four days in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, he hit the 1st and 2nd home runs of his major league career. With a total of 9 home runs in May, Cody tied James Loney and Joc Pederson for the most home runs by a Los Angeles Dodgers rookie in 1 month of the season. In addition, in 32 games, his total of 11 home runs made him the fastest Dodgers team rookie in history to reach that score.
Cody finished his rookie MLB season by scoring in 132 games, hits .267 with 39 home runs, 97 RBIs, and 87 runs in 480 at-bats.
The 2017 National League Division Series (NLDS) was Cody’s first MLB postseason. Further in the World Series, despite the Dodger’s loss to the Houston Astros, Cody was the consistent winner of the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
In 2018, Cody played in the MLB season in all 162 regular-season games, batting .260, with 25 home runs and 76 RBIs in 557 at-bats.
Cody started the 2019 season leading MLB in hits, runs, batting average, and slugging percentage. In April 2019, he received his first Player of the Month honors, and by the All-Star break, he, along with Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers for the NL MVP Award, were the frontrunners. In 2019, Cody received his 2nd All-Star game nod and 1st All-Star start. On 2nd August 2019, he hit his 100th career home run, and he scored this in only his 401st game, which broke Mike Piazza’s Dodgers record of 100 home runs in 422 games. Further, after two weeks, Cody became the first MLB player (2019 season) and the youngest Dodger to record his 40th home run in a year. The 2019 season finished with a batting average (of .305), home runs (47), and RBIs (115). He also received the MVP award, the NL Silver Slugger Award, and the NL Gold Glove Award. In addition, he was the 1st Dodger in club history to take home all 3 honors in the same season. Cody also received 2 Fielding Bible Awards for his performance. He scored the 2019 awards season with a selection to the inaugural All-MLB First Team as the outfield.
Cody signed a contract with the Dodgers worth $11.5 million for the 2020 season. Further, the MLB announced the 2020 season to be on indefinite suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During short games in 2020, Cody’s performance was up to the mark compared to his previous records. Later after the season, he signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers worth $16.1 million for the 2021 season.
In November 2020, Cody underwent surgery for the affected arm as he had repeatedly injured his right shoulder throughout his professional baseball career. Later his shoulder dislocated during a team celebration, and his recovery took time. In 2021 Cody could join the back for spring training. Further, several other injuries affected his performance. Cody missed 53 games that season and finished the regular season only .165, with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs in 315 at-bats.
Further, in the Wild Card Game against the St. Louis Cardinals, he reached base 3 times. Although the team lost to the Braves in 6 games, Cody recorded 12 hits and 7 RBIs in 34 postseason at-bats.
On 23rd December, he signed a contract with the Dodgers worth $17 million, avoiding salary arbitration.
In 2022, Cody scored career-low hits at .265, a .210 batting average with 19 home runs, struck out 150 times in 504 at-bats and 68 RBIs. After the season, the team made him a free agent and did not give him an arbitration contract.
Cody Bellinger Opted Not To Sign A Contract With Dodger For 2023
On Friday, Cody Bellinger’ had a dramatic fall from the top. The Dodger, rather than arbitration, opted not to sign a contract with him for the 2023 season. In 2022 Cody earned $17 million, and most would have earned something more for the next season in arbitration.
But instead, he became a free agent just 3 years after winning the National League MVP award in 2019, and 2 years earlier, he was named NL Rookie of the Year by giving the best with 39 home runs in 132 games.
Since his MVP season, Cody has not surpassed 19 home runs, and in the last 3 seasons, he has hit just 41 total home runs and .648 OPS with a .203/.272/.376 slash line. If you see the first 3 seasons of his career, Cody hit 111 total home runs and .928 OPS with a .278/.369/.559 slash line. He also helped the Dodgers won the World Series in 2020. but his offensive woes began taking shape.
The Dodgers partially closed the door; however, they can still bring Cody back on a smaller deal if they both agree and wish.
The Dodgers continue to unload payroll and are preparing for other moves; so far, they’ve cleared more than $100 million with Justin Turner, Trea Turner, Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Heaney, David Price, and Tyler Anderson, and Cody Bellinger now off the roster. However, there are chances of bringing one or two back.
Cody Bellinger Social Appearance:
Cody has an active account on Instagram and Twitter, with more than 930K and 228K followers, respectively. He has mixed posts, including his personal and professional life memories.