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Justin Bellinger
Player Profile:
Justin Bellinger 1890537
Position: Infielder
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Weston, Mass.
High School: St. Sebastian's School

Career Statistics

2017 (Stats): Tabbed the No. 35 ACC prospect in the 2017 draft class by D1Baseball.com ... Labelled D1Baseball.com's No. 27 first baseman in the publication's preseason position power rankings.

2016 (Stats)Played in 42 games starting 37 ... All 37 starts came at first base ... Led the team in batting average (.336) and slugging percentage (.571) ... Entered the starting lineup for good March 27 at Wake Forest and anchored Duke’s lineup out of the cleanup spot the rest of the season ... Totaled seven home runs, 10 doubles and 32 RBI ... Posted a .417 on base percentage ... Hit .300 (12-40) versus left-handed pitchers ... Registered a .552 (16-29) batting average when leading off an inning ... Scored a season-high four runs April 23 at Virginia Tech ... Notched four three-hit games ... Homered against Georgia Tech (April 1, April 2), Liberty (April 19), Virginia Tech (April 23), Florida State (May 14), Pitt (May 20) and South Carolina (June 4) ... Also led the team in batting average (.329) and slugging percentage (.582) in ACC games ... Committed three errors on 372 chances for a .992 fielding percentage for the season.

2015 (Stats): Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... One of four Duke freshmen to start 35 or more games … Appeared in 46 contests, starting 43 at first base … Hit .227 (35-for-154) with six doubles, three triples and a home run … Scored 18 runs, drew 22 walks and was hit by a pitch three times … Recorded eight multiple hit games and five contests with multiple RBI … Registered a .312 slugging percentage and .333 on-base percentage … Made his collegiate debut in the season opener Feb. 13 at California … Drew a walk in his first career plate appearance … Belted a two-run homer in his first career at bat … Notched five RBI in Duke’s 9-2 win at then-No. 11 North Carolina March 8 to become the first Blue Devil to drive in five or more runs since Andy Perez on March 23, 2013, at Clemson … Reached base in 13 straight games from March 7 to March 27 … Played for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League over the summer.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, Mass. … Selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round (No. 345 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft … Twice named runner up for Gatorade Player of the Year … Earned 2014 Max Preps Massachusetts Mr. Baseball distinction … A four-time first team All-ISL All-Star … Received the 2014 ISL Top Hitter Award … As a senior, hit .490 with 30 RBI, three home runs and 25 walks in 17 games … Posted a .415 batting average with eight home runs, 36 RBI and a 1.019 slugging percentage as a junior … First team Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American and first team AVCA/Rawlings Gold Glove All-American … Ranked the No. 1 overall prospect at his position by ScoutingBaseball.com … Three-time Perfect Game WWBA All-Tournament Team selection … Two-time first team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region, 18u Battle of the Border All-Tournament Team, Perfect Game 17u World Series All-Tournament Team and Perfect Game 16u World Series All-Tournament Team honoree … Garnered 16u and 18u Perfect Game WWBA All-Tournament Team accolades … Perfect Game WWBA Jupiter World Champion and 17u World Series Champion … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Justin Nathan Bellinger on Aug. 18, 1995 in Boston, Mass. … The son of David and Lisa Bellinger … Has one younger sister (Taylor) ... Majoring in visual arts.

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