In a surprise to pretty much no one, Christian Yelich went on another tear at the plate this past week. And the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder won yet another NL Player of the Week award.
This is Yelich’s third NL Player of the Week award this season. His first honor came on July 29th in the week leading up to the July Trade Deadline. Yelich won his second Player of the Week award earlier this month on September 2nd. And now he has his third award for this past week.
Awards like this are just icing on the cake for Yelich, as most Brewers fans have their eyes on Yelich winning a much bigger honor after the season ends.
How Did Christian Yelich Earn This Award?
Well, hitting for the cycle helps. It was Yelich’s second cycle of the season last Monday that got his week off to a pretty good start. The previous time he won this award he hit for the cycle as well.
Yelich followed up the cycle with plenty more strong performances. He finished the week with a .544/.615/1.091 slash line, seven runs scored, 12 hits, two homers, and seven RBIs.
These numbers from the past week only boost his MVP campaign. Putting up strong numbers during the end of the season in a push for the playoffs gives voters something to think about as they fill out their ballots. Two Player of the Week awards in the month of September should weigh heavily on the minds of those voters.
How Incredible Has Yelich Been?
Yelich definitely has a shot for NL Player of the Month for the month of September. So far in this final month of the regular season, Yelich is hitting .352 with a 1.169 OPS and six home runs. He’s drawn 13 walks and has only struck out 11 times.
Not only is Player of the Month in his reach, so is the NL MVP award. His second half has been so strong, he’s vaulted to the top of the league in several offensive categories, and weeks like this are the reason why.
Words can hardly describe what Yelich has done for the Milwaukee Brewers this season. He’s been the leader on the field and the torchbearer on offense for the Crew. The power he’s supplied and the on-base ability he has is life-giving for this team.
Congratulations to Christian Yelich for winning yet another Player of the Week award. There will likely be more awards coming to him in the near future.