To clear a spot for Bellinger on the 25-man roster, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Brett Eibner back to Triple-A Oklahoma City, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). According to MLB.com, Bellinger has the following grades from scouts: 55 hit, 65 power, 45 speed, 70 fielding (at First Base).
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Teams have been running lefties at the Dodgers all season. He could replace Andrew Toles (batting.220 with a.278 on-base percentage) as the left-handed half of the Dodgers' left field platoon.
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The Dodgers are looking for a temporary replacement for Joc Pederson, who is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. "I want to go out every day, play and perform, put up good numbers, be a good teammate and all that good stuff". As our Michael Wittman outlined in his article about Bellinger last week, the Dodgers were hesitant to having Bellinger on the roster to start the season because the team would lose a year of control for the highly touted prospect. He could split time with Adrian Gonzalez at first base. "From day one to now where I'm at, it's going to be a fun year".
Belinger, 21, is a former fourth-round pick in 2013 out of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.
Scouting Report: Baseball America ranked Bellinger as the No. 7 overall prospect for 2017. He had five home runs, including a two-homer game already this season, with 15 RBIs. With Julio Urias slated to start the getaway game on Thursday afternoon against the Giants, the Dodgers seem to be putting all of their chips in play early in the season.