10. Christian Yelich

10. Christian Yelich
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 5, 1991 in Thousand Oaks, CA USA
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 23, 2013
  • Final Game: October 02, 2021
  • Gold Glove - 2014
  • Silver Slugger - 2016
  • TSN All-Star - 2016
  • MVP - 2016
 
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Is this ranking too high, too quick?

Initially, we thought so, but there is nobody in the history of the Milwaukee Brewers that had two seasons back-to-back like Christian Yelich.  We can even argue that there is nobody even close.

This is a list that also places equal relevance to seasonal accomplishments as well as accumulative, so here we are!

Yelich was traded by the Miami Marlins before the 2018 campaign, and Marlins players and fans were irate.  They became even more so, as Yelich’s promise was realized as he won the Batting Title (.326), the Slugging Title (.598), and the OPS Title (1.000).  Yelich would also blast 36 Home Runs with 110 RBIs, and he was named the National League MVP.  2019 was almost as good, but he was injured late in the season prior to the Brewers playoff run.  In 130 Games, he belted 44 Home Runs, and swept the Slash Line (.329/.429/.671).  He would finish second that year for MVP voting.  In those first two seasons as a Brewer, he finished first in Win Probability Added and was first and second in bWAR for Position Players.  

Yelich struggled in 2020, and his 2021 was mediocre, especially based on the standards he set.  If Yelich can get health and rebound, the sky is the limit, but if that never happens, his impact as a Brewer has already been felt.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Miami Marlins for Monte Harrison, Lewis Brinson, Isan Dias and Jordan Yamamoto 1/25/18.
  • Games Played: 335
  • Notable Statistics: 327 Runs Scored
    488 Hits
    89 Doubles
    13 Triples
    101 Home Runs
    280 Runs Batted In
    65 Stolen Bases
    .294/.395/.545 Slash Line
    17.5 bWAR

    16 Playoff Games
    8 Runs Scored
    12 Hits
    2 Doubles
    0 Triples
    2 Home Runs
    3 Runs Batted In
    3 Stolen Bases
    .200/.342/.333 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (2019)
    All-MLB Team 1 (2019)
    All-Star (2018 & 2019)
    Silver Slugger (2018 & 2019)
    Hank Aaron Award (2018 & 2019)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (2018)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (2018 & 2019)
    Highest Batting Average (2018 & 2019)
    Highest On Base Percentage (2019)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (2018 & 2019)
    Highest OPS (2018 & 2019)
    Highest Win Probability Added (2018 & 2019)
    Highest Championship Win Probabilty Added (2018 & 2019)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Leftfielder (2020)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by an Outfielder (2020)

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