Since his MVP season in 2019, Bellinger has hit below .250 the past few years.
In 2021, he managed to hit only 10 home runs while batting a dismal .165.
However, recent events indicate that he may be returning to his old form.
The 2017 National League Rookie of the Year has picked up 10 hits in the past eight games.
He had just one such span of 10-plus hits last season which lasted from July 31 to August 11.
In his first 36 at-bats of 2022, Bellinger is hitting .278 with two homers and three RBIs.
He also has an OPS of .866.
Cody Bellinger has 10 hits in his last 8 games
He had just one 8-game span in 2021 with 10+ hits: July 31-Aug. 11, also 10 hits in an 8-games played span
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 19, 2022
Belli Back In Full Force?
Could Bellinger be on the rise again?
Recent events suggest that he could be.
He has struggled to replicate his numbers from 2017 and 2019 in recent years, but we might be witnessing a resurgence of sorts.
Perhaps the old Cody Bellinger is back.
He got off to a bit of a tough start, but now he looks like himself again.
The 26-year-old outfielder still has plenty of upside and is far from through at this point in his career.
It’s been a long time, but Bellinger could finally be breaking through his fog of struggles.
He’s an exciting young player and it’s good to see him producing the way he used to.
This man is going to have a solid career with many more years of him putting up MVP-type numbers.
We’ll see if he can stay hot.
If he can, then the Dodgers’ lineup just got that much more dangerous.
He’s another guy you don’t want to pitch to, but don’t really have the option not to.