In the first of our individual profiles discussing which Milwaukee Brewers should be in the MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland this July, we start with the team’s top candidate: reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich.
There are few words to describe just how incredible Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has been playing over the past 12 months.
Yelich had one of the best post-all-star break runs ever last season, propelling Milwaukee to their first National League Central Division title since 2011. His offensive stats, particularly in the final games of the regular season, when the Brewers had their backs against the wall in the division race, were among the best in the closing stretch in MLB history.
It was difficult to envision Yelich topping what he did in his MVP-winning 2018 season this year. He has, however, been even better. He looks set to compete in what could be one of the best and most hotly contested MVP races in recent history.
With all-star voting now underway, we previewed over the weekend who on the team has a case to make it to Cleveland in a few short weeks for the mid-summer classic.
In the first our individual profiles making the case for those players, let’s take a look at Milwaukee’s strongest candidate to be there: Christian Yelich.