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.
Cody Bellinger is 21 years, 286 days old today. He'll be youngest Dodgers OF to debut since Matt Kemp (21 yrs, 247 days) on May 28, 2006— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 25, 2017
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.