He tied Wally Berger and Frank Robinson for the National League record when he hit his 38th home run on September 16. Cody Bellinger – 1B – Hamilton HS (Arizona) Height: 6’4″ Weight: 180. He also passed Matt Kemp for the Dodgers record for most home runs in that span. He has no range at third. Bellinger was assigned to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers in the Texas League to start the 2016 season. He was the first Dodgers player to hit five home runs within his first 11 games. 7) Jan Hernandez – 3B – Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (P.R.). Has a great arm and pitched some for the Jaguars too. Cody Bellinger. He was named an All-Star and the National League's Rookie of the Year in 2017, and won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 2019. Some question whether he’ll hit for the ‘traditional corner infield power’ but I think he’ll be fine. ... June 13, 2013. This is another college third basemen who I assume will shift over to first base in pro ball. He held his own on the Cape last summer and could make a nice bench bat in the majors. Not the biggest guy in the world (by first base standards) but Smith has demonstrated an impressive offensive ceiling that has led to a consensus that he’s the best prep first basemen in this draft. Collins is a naturally gifted hitter who presents one of the more highly thought of hit tools in this group. Ryon’s parents dared to be different and spelled his name with an O. Bellinger was assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League after the season and he participated in the Fall Stars Game of top prospects in the league. Projects as a major league caliber defender at third. Apparently, has strong commitment to Louisville. Bellinger began the 2017 season with Oklahoma City and was called up to the majors for the first time on April 25, 2017. He was named the National League Rookie of the Month for May. If a team thinks they can unlock a hidden power potential, he could come off the board in the 2nd or 3rd round. He was just the third Dodgers player with a two–home-run game among his first five starts, joining Charlie Gilbert (1940) and Yasiel Puig (2013). Entered the season as one of the top Sun Belt prospects according to Baseball America. Scouts are confident that he’ll hit and can be an average defender with a lot of work. Bellinger played in 162 of the 163 games of the Dodgers' 2018 regular season, appearing at first base (110 games, 85 starts), center field (78 games, 50 starts), right field (5 games) and left field (1 game). Without further ado, the number one prospect in this crowd should come as no surprise as he’s the top hitter available this draft: Kris Bryant. Can already drive the ball to gaps and may have above average power potential down the road. One of the best defenders around, there’s no worrying among scouts about him position moving. He may end up having some strikeout addictions that will need to be treated properly but he has a legit power bat and could easily put out 20-25 in his prime. I shouldn’t have to explain why. Draft Projection: 3rd-4th Round. That may sound unexciting but it’s important to remember that simply having ‘the potential to play in the majors’ as an amateur means you are a damn good baseball player. Age: 18 College Commitment: Oklahoma. He can hit too although his aggressive approach worries me some as it may lead him to become an inconsistent hitter with a below average OBP. He also won the Silver Slugger Award, becoming just the fifth Dodgers player in history to win both a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger in the same season. Someone’s happy about the hefty signing bonus headed his way in June, Age: 21 Previously Drafted: 18th Round, 2010, by Blue Jays. Draft Projection: Early to Mid-First Round. The lack of college commitment will intrigue teams looking to save a little money and Hernandez is an intriguing athlete with good longterm power potential and a rifle arm at third base. Bats: L Throws: L. Age: 18 College Commitment: Oregon He’s actually listed as a SS now but many project a move to 3B so I’m just rolling with that. He earned his first Player of the Month award in April 2019. Watching his interviews, he carries himself with a unabashed confidence and seems like a strong team leader, attributes that should allow him to succeed in pro ball. He was given a non-roster invitation to Dodgers spring training in 2016. Bellinger got off to a hot start in 2019, and on April 26 he hit his 13th home run of the season and set a new MLB record with 88 total bases before the month of May, a record previously set by Chase Utley with the 2008 Phillies. 3) Ryan McMahon – 3B – Mater Dei HS (California). He has a picturesque lefty swing with tremendous bat speed and power to all fields. Some would likely question why he’s not in the top ten but the bat just does not excite me at all.