Cody Bellinger Wins Players Choice Award For Outstanding Rookie

Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger won a Players Choice Award as the National League’s Outstanding Rookie on Wednesday. Players voted on the award in clubhouses on Sept. 19.

Bellinger debuted with the Dodgers in late April and went on to hit a team-high 39 home runs, a record for a National League rookie. The 22-year-old also finished with a team-high 97 RBIs, a .267 batting average, and 10 stolen bases.

Corey Seager won the same award last year, giving the Dodgers back-to-back winners in the category for the first time.

The Baseball Writers’ Association chose Bellinger as one of three finalists for the NL Rookie of the Year Award, which will be presented Monday. Bellinger is the overwhelming favorite to win that award, as well.

According to the MLB Players Association website, Players Choice Award winners designate charities to receive grants totaling $260,000 from the MLB Players Trust, a charity created and administered by the players themselves.

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