2022 Player Outlook
Cody Bellinger – Bellinger has had a rough two years since winning the MVP at the age of 24. He was awful in 2021, whether it was poor performance or injuries. He only appeared in 95 games and slashed .165/.240/.302 with just ten home runs. His walk rate was down at 8.9% and his strikeout rates were up at 26.9%. If he stays healthy in 2022, he should very well bounce back. He turns 27 in July and has the opportunity to return to form. He likely won’t hit 40 home runs again, but 25-30 are in the cards. But he’s currently buried in the lineup due to last season’s performance. He’s currently being drafted as the 64th hitter off the board, which is a decent place to select him if you’re gambling on him returning to form.