Chicago Cubs: Yelich putting it all together for the Brewers
As much as it pains me to admit it, Christin Yelich is putting together one of the best all-around seasons we’ve seen in a long while.
In 141 games this season, the Brewers outfielder has compiled a league-leading .321 average to go along with 32 home runs and 98 RBI. He’s never surpassed the century mark in runs batted in, but his 32 home runs are by far a new career-best.
He received some national press recently when Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield campaigned for Yelich in his postgame presser after leading the Browns to their first win since 2016.
"“We’ll see,” he said. “That’s up to you guys. In all honesty, we’re trying to just see if we can win as many games as we can down the stretch here, these last nine. I feel like everything else just takes care of itself.”"
He’s teamed up with fellow Milwaukee newcomer Lorenzo Cain to take the Brewers’ offense to a new level in 2018. Yelich leads the league in batting and OPS, is second (behind Cain) in WAR among position players and ranks fifth in on-base percentage.
So, while North Side fans love El Mago, our neighbors up I-94 have very different ideas about who the league’s most valuable talent is this season.