Cody Bellinger

Born: 07/13/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: RF
Acquisition Period: 4th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: November 10th, 2016
Dates Seen: 10/11/2016, 10/12/2016, 10/13/2016, 10/14/2016
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
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Physical Description
Long, slender, lanky frame; wirey strength; slightly rolled shoulders
Swing Mechanics
Upright, open and strides to even. Medium hand position with some bat waggle.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 45 55 Role 55: Aavg Everyday right fielder Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Above-average bat speed; uphill path, handles the pitch down. Loose wrists through the ball. Predominantly a pull approach, tried to hook balls on the outer half. Has some plate coverage and stays balanced. Has some feel for the barrel down in the zone, but susceptible above the hands. Aggressive, but sees the ball well. Will need to use the middle of the field more to reach ceiling.
Above-average bat speed; uphill path, handles the pitch down. Loose wrists through the ball. Predominantly a pull approach, tried to hook balls on the outer half. Has some plate coverage and stays balanced. Has some feel for the barrel down in the zone, but susceptible above the hands. Aggressive, but sees the ball well. Will need to use the middle of the field more to reach ceiling.
Raw Power 45 60 Works underneath the ball, gets carry to all fields. Ball jumps, able to miss-hit and still get it out.
Works underneath the ball, gets carry to all fields. Ball jumps, able to miss-hit and still get it out.
Run 45 45 4.43 seconds HP-to-1B not going 100%; athletic gait, much better runner underway; long strides. Not overly aggressive on the bases, but could score from 1st base on a double.
4.43 seconds HP-to-1B not going 100%; athletic gait, much better runner underway; long strides. Not overly aggressive on the bases, but could score from 1st base on a double.
Field 45 55 Athletic at first base, average range, average first step. Strong hands, but not a vacuum over there. Better suited for a corner-outfield spot where the arm strength will have more impact. Routes not tested in my looks, but athletic enough to get to above average.
Athletic at first base, average range, average first step. Strong hands, but not a vacuum over there. Better suited for a corner-outfield spot where the arm strength will have more impact. Routes not tested in my looks, but athletic enough to get to above average.
Throw 50 50 Smooth arm action, gets rid of the ball and gets some carry, finish.
Smooth arm action, gets rid of the ball and gets some carry, finish.
MiLB Stats
Overall Summary
Athletic, wirey-strong lefty bat with home run power potential and defensive utility in the outfield and at first base. Big-time pull approach right now, but has some bat speed and creates leverage. He has some feel for the barrel and the ball jumps. He has room to fill-out and get stronger and will develop power to the big part of the field if the approach allows. Sees pitches and is learning the strike zone, but will need to learn to use the middle of the field to reach his ceiling. Young for the level, but has shown the ability to adjust. Under-utilized defensively at first base--he is an above-average athlete with a chance to be an above-average defender at a corner-outfield spot with some arm strength.