Is the ‘MVP lookalike’ Bellinger really back from the dead?
Is released Most Valuable Player 카지노사이트 (MVP) Cody Bellinger, 28, Chicago Cubs, really back from the dead? Bellinger has been on a roll since returning from injury.
In 68 games through the 24th of this month, Bellinger has hit .319 with 14 home runs, 44 RBI, 53 runs scored, 82 runs batted in, a .369 OPS, and a .918 slugging percentage.
That’s a far cry from his OPS of 0.789, 0.542 and 0.654 over the past three seasons. Bellinger is also on pace to surpass 20 home runs for the first time in four years after 2019.
Notably, Bellinger has also been very good in his last 30 games, batting .382 with a .408 on-base percentage and 1.026 OPS. This suggests that Bellinger’s hot streak is continuing.
After winning the National League MVP award in 2019, Bellinger has fallen off since the 2020 season. In particular, his batting average and OPS over the past two seasons have been just .193 and .611, respectively.
As a result, Bellinger was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers and signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs. The $200 million-plus contract he was aiming for seemed out of reach.
Bellinger then resurfaced with a stellar batting performance earlier this season, but disappointed again in May and June, posting monthly OPSs in the .500s, while also battling injuries.
Since returning from injury, however, Bellinger has been on a tear since the end of last month. His OPS went from 0.769 to 0.918.
In 19 games this month, Bellinger has hit .452 with seven home runs, 22 doubles, 18 RBIs, 33 runs scored, a .475 OPS and a 1.270 slugging percentage, making him a strong candidate for Player of the Month.
Cody Bellinger. Photo by Getty Images
However, this performance won’t erase any doubts about Bellinger, so he’ll be looking for a big contract after 2024 rather than this season.
Meanwhile, the Cubs are currently third in the National League Central and looking increasingly unlikely to make the postseason. As such, a trade for Bellinger is highly likely.
Is released Most Valuable Player 카지노사이트 (MVP) Cody Bellinger, 28, Chicago Cubs, really back from the dead? Bellinger has been on a roll since returning from injury. In 68 games through the 24th of this month, Bellinger has hit .319 with 14 home runs, 44 RBI, 53 runs scored, 82 runs batted in, a .369…