Cody Bellinger Wins NL Player of the Week Award

What a week for the kid from Scottsdale! Cody Bellinger burst on the Dodgers scene like gangbusters, and the National League took notice. Today it was announced Bellinger is the National League player of the week for the week ending May 7, 2017.

He did a lot in one week, and at times, he made it look easy. Here’s a list of his accomplishments:

  • He batted .429 with one double, one triple and three home runs (one was a grand slam).
  • He knocked in 12 RBIs
  • Had four multi-hit games
  • He stole one base
  • Led the NL in RBIs
  • Tied for lead in slugging percentage 1.000
  • First Dodger in modern era (post-1900) with five home runs in his first eleven games
  • Set Twitter afire with comparisons to Ted Williams.

In a manner reminiscent of Orel Hershiser breaking Don Drysdale‘s Dodgers’ scoreless innings record, Bellinger became the Dodgers’ first position player to win this award since Adrian Gonzalez earned it in 2015.

Congratulations, Cody! ┬áDon’t get comfortable, there’s plenty more work to do.

Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez

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10 thoughts on “Cody Bellinger Wins NL Player of the Week Award

    1. Wally plays 1b if he’s healthy enough. Lou can play outfield or catch, and pitch every 3rd day. He can coach third and deliver babies and cure cancer. He’s got three layers of hair in chest,mdive deeper and swim faster than any son of a bitch in the league. He can fix windmills too.

      Our pitching leads the league in several categories and Bellinger is OPS’n 5000 with thirtyleven ribbies. We have more depth than the Mariana Trench. We must be 5 games ahead of everyone in the NL west leaving the weak ass Rockies and dbacks in the proverbial dust. Suck eggs losers!

      Wait, what? Second place? Tied for second?

      Never mind.

      At Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. This place is amazing. 2 days of soaking before we go to prison.

      1. Oops. Tried to fit all that in on an edit and screwed it up.

        Back to the arsenic pool! Later hosers……

  1. Badger, you left out that Lou also performs colonoscopies free of charge for all Dodger employees. What a guy!

  2. Just read a very interesting article on Fangraphs, in managerial decisions.

    The basic premise is that human decisions, as reported in many psychological studies, are often based on a desire to “avoid regret” vs. “maximing returns”.

    This article is interesting because I’ve seen this type of analysis before on Wall Street. To justify gambling and taking risk. The key is actually simple semantics. The fundamentalists replace “maximing return” with risk taking, and “regret” with downside protection, and the article then reads like a trashy, pulpy advice. But the writer doesn’t realize it. A lot of “counter-intuitive”, or “contrarian” articles are simply an exercise of semantics and setting up straw men to explain away common sense and logical human behavior. And this is why, despite centuries of proven record of fundamental investing, there are still so many “upstart” arbitrageurs on Wall Street.

    1. I wasn’t being fair. The Fangraphs writer does also refer to Gladwell’s book Blink which, in short, says the intuitive answer is often the right answer, or is much more probable to being the better answer, given experience. My point in the prior post is simply point out that it is easy to read between the lines once you figure out the semantics differences in how someone describes an analysis. The analytical part often comes after the agenda.

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