These are exciting days for Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers' 21-year-old slugging phenom who took his talents to the national stage at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night. Though he'd come up short in the second round to eventual Derby winner/all-around ridiculous superhero Aaron Judge, Bellinger put on quite a display of his own in the first round.
Bellinger, as one of the league's most promising young players to emerge this season, also had the attention of his own dedicated camera operator -- Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who took up a great spot to catch some footage of the kid doing his thing:
In that first round, Bellinger advanced -- but only after forcing extra time with a dramatic last-second 446-foot blast to right field.
And after the Derby was over, Jansen extended his well-wishes to his powerful young teammate: