MLB outfielder Christian Yelich played his debut season with the Milwaukee Brewers this past season after being traded from the Miami Marlins in the off season. His season was successful to say the least, earning himself the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Yelich topped fellow National League players Nolen Arenado and Javier Baez with 29 of the 30 first place votes. Humbly Yelich stated, “You never dream of winning an award like this.”
The beginning of Yelich’s 2018 season started with fairly typical respectable numbers. It all changed for Yelich at the All Star break. After hitting a homerun in the All Star Game things started to heat up for Milwaukee’s left fielder. Yelich had a .367 batting average, 25 homeruns, and 67 RBI through the last 65 games of the season bringing his team to a National League Central pennant win and leading his team to the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As an award for his National League MVP honors Christian Yelich receives a $100,000 bonus and a one million dollar increase to the 2022 team option of his contract. The new icon of the Brew Crew looks to lead his team even farther than he did this past year.