Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger enjoyed a historic rookie season in 2017, hitting .267/.352/.581 with an NL and franchise rookie-record 39 home runs. He added 97 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Bellinger earned unanimous NL Rookie of the Year honors, among many other accolades earned for his efforts on both sides of the ball. Entering his first full season as a Major Leaguer, he ranks fifth in MLB The Show 18’s first basemen ratings at 83 overall.
The Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto placed first on the list with an 87 mark, while Arizona Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt (86), Anthony Rizzo (85) and Freddie Freeman (85) shape out the top-four.
Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera checks in at No. 6 with an 82 overall, while new San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer and the Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu earned the same rating. Rounding out the bottom-two are Ryan Zimmerman (81) and Justin Smoak (78).
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