‘I learned a lot’ Bellinger wins NL second chance…free agent value could skyrocket

Former National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) outfielder Cody Bellinger (28-Chicago Cubs) has made a comeback. 토토사이트

Bellinger was named NL Comeback Player of the Year on Wednesday, NBC Sports announced. The former 2017 NL Rookie of the Year hit 47 home runs and 115 RBIs in 2019, earning NL MVP honors. He established himself as a superstar for the Dodgers, but his performance plummeted in 2020.

In 2021, he batted just .165 in 95 games. Last year, he also underperformed, hitting .210 with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs. He left the Dodgers after the season and joined the Cubs. It was a wingless fall from grace for the former MVP, but he rebounded in a Cubs uniform. This season, Bellinger batted .307 (153-for-499) with 26 home runs and 97 RBIs in 130 games. He also stole 20 bases, reemerging as an all-around offensive force.

Bellinger said, “I worked hard all offseason to prepare. I wanted to show what I could do,” Bellinger said. “I’m glad I was able to go out there and do it for myself and my family. I’ve learned a lot this year.” Bellinger is expected to opt out of his contract with the Cubs and become a free agent, and several teams are expected to compete for his services. Bellinger was already considered an offseason outfield steal, and this award just adds to his value.

Meanwhile, the American League (AL) Comeback Player of the Year award went to Liam Hendricks (Chicago White Sox). Hendricks was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in December 2022 and was sidelined for some time. He returned at the end of May and pitched in five games, going 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA.

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