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Cody Bellinger Ranks 1st in Pretty Much Everything and He's Earned MVP

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 15: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Citizens Bank Park on July 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies | Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Cody Bellinger has had an amazing season, and for the most part, he's been neck-and-neck with fellow superstar Christian Yelich.

But his recent offensive outburst has him pulling away from the reigning NL MVP in most statistical categories, all but solidifying his case to take home the honor this year.

That's right, Bellinger ranks first in home runs (33), slugging percentage (.707), OPS (1.142) and total bases (236). He's been an absolute monster at the dish for the Dodgers.

And that's not even mentioning his defensive prowess. He leads all qualified fielders with 19 defensive runs saved, and his 8.9 UZR is bested only by that of Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader. Yelich isn't even in the same zipcode as him for either stat.

Bellinger is the main reason why the Dodgers have had such a dominant season. He's spearheaded their offensive attack and has proven to be a true leader in the outfield here in his third MLB season.

The 24 year old has put up video game numbers all year long, and it's been more than enough for him to solidify himself as the clear-cut NL MVP.