“In the past, he has performed well above the level.”
Cody Bellinger made a perfect comeback with the Chicago Cubs this year. It’s not quite as good as when he won MVP in the past, but it was enough to restore his own honor. On the 26th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official MLB homepage, introduced ‘8 players who are performing much better than the evaluation during the offseason’, and Bellinger was also listed.안전놀이터
MLB.com said, “Players have been performing throughout the season and continue to surprise us. Now, with the end of the season about a month away, we can see which players have exceeded expectations.” “Before the opening, Bellinger expected to record a WAR of 2.5 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.714, but this year It marked a WAR of 3.8 and an OPS of 0.916.”
“Bellinger, of course, has performed above the level in the past. In the 2019 season, when he won the National League MVP, he recorded a wRC+ of 161 and a WRA of 7.8. In the meantime, Bellinger has not performed very well, but he continues to recover his performance. There is no sign of stopping. I can’t see it,” he said, conveying Bellinger’s performance.
MLB.com said, “Bellinger was able to jump as his contact ability improved. Over the past few years, he had a hard time coping with breaking balls, but this year he is seeing a non-fastball ball better than ever,” explaining why Bellinger has changed. revealed
Bellinger was drafted by the Dodgers with the 124th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2013 draft. After that, he went through a long maturation period in the minor leagues, and stepped on the big league stage in 2017. From his debut season, he played in 132 games and recorded 39 home runs batting average of 0.267, slugging percentage of 0.581, and OPS of 0.933, signaling a brilliant start, and then hit double-digit homers for five consecutive seasons.
Bellinger’s performance peaked in 2019. He had 47 home runs, a batting average of 0.305 (170 hits in 558 at-bats), a slugging percentage of 0.629 and an OPS of 1.035 in 156 games. He won the National League MVP. But little by little he struggled to maintain his skills. He suffered from injuries and sluggishness and stepped on a steep decline.
Ultimately, Bellinger received a pending release notice after the 2022 season. This is the reason why the modifier ‘fallen MVP’ was attached. Bellinger ended up signing a one-year, $17.5 million contract with the Cubs. And he has continued his performance with the Cubs, achieving a great turnaround. He has 20 homers in 97 games, a batting average of 0.316 (116 hits in 367 at-bats), a slugging percentage of 0.542, and an OPS of 0.906.
Meanwhile, along with Bellinger, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Bryson Stott, Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr., Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas, San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kyle Bradish and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Yusei Kikuchi were also mentioned.