Cody Bellinger now has the most home runs by any Dodgers rookie

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Cody Bellinger is redefining what it means to be ridiculous.

Amidst a historic season for the league-leading Dodgers, it’s safe to say that even Los Angeles didn’t see this kind of production coming from one of their call-ups. Cody Bellinger has not looked back since getting his MLB shot with the Dodgers, and it’s been wonderful to watch.

The young slugger set the record for most home runs by a Dodgers rookie on Sunday, passing Mike Piazza after sending his 36th bomb of the year sailing. A trip to the home run derby along with being a major role on one of the best teams ever is a remarkable way to get his career started.

Bellinger’s dominance has come in light of struggles for outfielder Joc Pederson, who was recently demoted from the team. He’s also helped out when Adrian Gonzalez was injured and had to miss a chunk of time.

Considering that the rookie can play multiple positions (first base and outfield), you have to wonder how invaluable he really is now that the Dodgers are seeing this side to him. While we won’t see how he’s able to perform in the postseason for a little longer, this momentum wave that the Dodgers have been riding as a team is hard to deny.

Looking at not just Bellinger, but the team as a whole. Last year’s rookie of the year in Corey Seager, hard-hitting personality Yasiel Puig, and so much more make this team one of the best to watch on the diamond.

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And now that Cody Bellinger has cemented his legacy in terms of home runs hit by a Dodgers rookie, we have to wait and see what he’s got up his sleeve next. Because if we’re not willing to brace for it, whatever he does next might shock us even more.