Previously winning in 2018, and his first career slugger being in 2016, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has done it yet again, taking home his third Sliver Slugger Award for the 2019 season.
Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich can’t stop and won’t stop. After claiming the batting title for the National League and his second Hank Aaron award, he has done it yet again, taking home a Silver Slugger. This makes it a back-to-back year for him, and his third in his six-year career. Catcher Yasmani Grandal and second baseman Keston Hiura were also contenders for a Silver Slugger awards, respectively.
What else have the Brewers won this off season?
The Milwaukee Brewers are on a roll with their athletes winning awards, Lorenzo Cain snatching up a Gold Glove and Defensive Player of the Year, and Josh Hader was the NL Reliever of the Year for the second consecutive year.
How did Yelich win the Silver Slugger?
Yelich had a great season for the Brewers. Despite missing the last month of the season due to an injury to his knee, he still lead the NL with a 1.100 OPS, .671 SLG, .429 OBP, and also joined the 40/30 club in the Brewers franchise, Ryan Braun being the last one to achieve such a record in 2012.
The last award Yelich is in the running for is the National League most valuable player, in which we find out who the BWAA decided will come out on top. Yelich won the award last year, and is a strong contender for earning his second consecutive MVP award. The final award will be announced on November 14th on the MLB Network, and we’ll find out if a shortened season from Yelich can beat out the rest of the National League.