Bellinger is a solid outfielder but an even better first baseman. This decision could help keep the young slugger healthy, as he suffered a sprained ankle in the outfield in August. A slight boost to Bellinger's durability would help his fantasy owners, and in most leagues, he'll keep his outfield eligibilty this season even if he doesn't play there. Owners in dynasty leagues will be sorry to see him lose a bit of positional flexibility down the road, though his bat is obviously strong enough to provide value from the first base slot.
Bellinger is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Bellinger is fresh off hitting a home run that gave him the most for any National League rookie of all time, but the Dodgers are loading up on right-handed hitters Saturday against Giants ace and southpaw Madison Bumgarner, so Bellinger will be held out in favor of Kyle Farmer.
Bellinger went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in Friday's 4-2 win over the Giants.
He now has 39 homers on the season, setting a new National League rookie record in the process. Bellinger won't be limping into the playoffs either, as he's posted a .291/.378/.595 slash line in September with five home runs and 15 RBI in 21 games.
Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
He followed up his second-inning solo shot with an RBI single in the third. It's almost become ho-hum at this point, but what Bellinger's doing in his rookie year is nothing short of incredible. The 22-year-old stole a base Friday and is now two homers shy of a 40-10 season.
Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Giants.
Bellinger's 37th homer of the season was no cheapie, smacking Matt Moore's fifth-inning offering over the right field wall at AT&T Park for the first splash hit of his young career. The sensational rookie successfully reached base 10 times in 15 plate appearances during the three-game set against San Francisco, spearheading the Dodgers' first series win in nearly a month. Bellinger appears to be heating up just in time for owners fortunate enough to own him during their fantasy playoffs.
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