Is age-27 too early to know if someone will be a Hall of Famer? Yes. But Christian Yelich may be the best hope to be the Milwaukee Brewers next Hall of Famer.
His MVP season in 2018 certainly has many people’s hopes up and the expectations for him have been raised. With Yelich playing in his physical peak for the next few seasons, he can certainly boost his Hall of Fame resume.
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Playing in Miller Park clearly agrees with Yelich as his sweet left handed swing produced more power than anything he did in Miami. I don’t know if Yelich will continue to have 36 home run seasons, and it’s probably unfair to expect that from him, but anything is possible.
Bottom line, if Yelich keeps this up, and continues to hit near or above .300 with some power and plays his usual strong defense, he’ll be headed to Cooperstown someday. His swing itself is gorgeous enough to go into the Hall of Fame.
The Milwaukee Brewers have contractual control over Yelich for the next four seasons. With his peak years coming in Milwaukee, if he makes the Hall, he’d likely wear a Brewers cap on his plaque. *Hopefully* he signs an extension someday and can continue his Hall of Fame trajectory with the Brewers and spends most, if not all, of the rest of his career here.
He loves the city of Milwaukee and the city loves him back. Yelich is a down-to-earth guy that has become the face of this franchise. Even Brewers great Robin Yount admitted Yelich is more talented than he ever was. That should be reason enough to believe Yelich can make his way to Cooperstown someday.
It doesn’t look like the Milwaukee Brewers will be adding any more numbers to the rafters at Miller Park for a couple years, but there will certainly be more to add in the future.