MLB Rookie of the Year Award

Who will Cody Bellinger be in the playoffs? Here's what the data can tell us

Who will Cody Bellinger be in the playoffs? Here's what the data can tell us

In the Major League Baseball playoffs, anybody can win. Regular-season stars can fail under pressure while rookies and unknowns can come through in the most important games of the year. Under the bright lights of the playoffs, all bets are off.

Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger has had a fantastic first season — historically among the best, especially considering he was 21 when he was called up. But when it comes to the postseason, will he be like Derek Jeter, who led the 1996 Yankees to a championship in his rookie season? Or will he be like Kris Bryant, a Rookie of the Year Award winner who hit only .176 in his first trip to the playoffs?

It’s too early to tell, but based on...

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