If you’re weren’t surprised by Aaron Judge claiming AL Rookie of the Year honors, you should hardly be surprised by this. Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers is your NL Rookie of the Year.
— MLB (@MLB) November 13, 2017
Oh, and this decision was also unanimous. The Dodgers’ phenom is capable of doing it all. And, he would prove just that in 2017. Now sure, he didn’t lead the NL in any particular category. However, he would mash just the same. a .267/.352/.581 (.933 OPS) was just part of the story. 39 home runs and some ability on the bases—10 swipes—is another.© Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Of course, Bellinger is the top rookie of the Senior Circuit.
The Dodgers, of course, could not finish the job in the World Series. But, there’s plenty to like about this club going forward.
And like with Judge and his Yankees, Bellinger figures to play a crucial for the Dodgers for years to come.