Top power-hitting prospect Cody Bellinger to join Dodgers

Bellinger, 21, is off to a monster start in Triple-A, hitting .343/.429/.627 with five home runs in 18 games.

One of the top power-hitting prospects in baseball is headed to the majors.

The Dodgers are calling up Cody Bellinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City, the team announced Tuesday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Bellinger — who is primarily a first baseman — will move into the team's outfield rotation, playing left and center field in the absence of Joc Pederson, who landed on the disabled list Monday with a groin strain.

Bellinger, 21, is off to a monster start in Triple-A, hitting .343/.429/.627 with five home runs in 18 games. While the small sample size makes those numbers stand out, Bellinger has a track record of power production.

He hit 30 homers at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2015, then added 26 more homers and an .872 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A last season before an impressive showing in the Arizona Fall League.

Baseball America ranked him the No. 7 prospect in baseball entering 2017. The left-handed hitter was a fourth-round pick by L.A. in the 2013 MLB Draft and is the son of former Yankees infielder Clay Bellinger.

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