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The Milwaukee Brewers outfielder leads the NL home runs and runs. He already has two awards as Player of the Week
Christian Yelich continues to gain fame, because the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder offensively speaking has paid off in these first weeks of the season. At the end of April, Yelich already has two awards as Most Valuable Player of the National League, a feat that he reached the previous season, in which, in the end and for his numbers, he took the MVP.
Yelich has achieved great offensive exploits such as four home runs in a week, 11 in 21 days, which has made him the home run leader with 14 homers in the NL. As reported by the MLB portal, Yelich is fourth in average, below Cody Bellinger (Dodgers), Anthony Rendón (Nationals) and Jeff McNeil (Mets). In the runs, he is first with 34 and second is Bellinger.
The Milwaukee slugger recently tied the record for most home runs connected before May 1 in the Major League history by drawing with 14 homers, the same amount as Anaheim Angels' Albert Pujols and Dominican Republic's Alex Rodriguez , A-Rod, which hit that amount in consecutive years, 2006 and 2007 respectively.
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In the Major League portal, Christian said "that's very good" with respect to the figure with which he matches Pujols and Rodriguez. "Obviously, those guys were very good baseball players. I really have not been thinking too much about that. Being with those guys is definitely an honor," acknowledged the outfielder, who has already been a fundamental pillar of the new Milwaukee winning stage, as it reached the National League final last year.
It should be noted that last year, in the MVP season, Yelich scored 11 homers in the first half before setting up a remarkable performance in the second half. "He's already had a lot of great nights this season," manager Craig Counsell said after the game in which he excelled, as MLB claims.
The Albat portal highlights that Pujols finished second in the MVP voting, while Alex Rodriguez won his third and last MVP award in 2007. For Yelich, this is a good sign of a great season to endorse his throne as the best National League player this year.
The good pace of the right fielder marveled with eight homers to guide the Milwaukee team's offense. In that week, he had an offensive line of .417 / .533 / 1.417, leading the Majors in home runs, slugging, RBI (16), scored (nine) and OPS (1950).
So far in the campaign, at the time of writing this article, Yelich batted .353 / .456 / .859 and led the Grand Tent in home runs (14) and towed (34), so it is possible that today he has already beaten those impressive numbers. This is the second time that Yelich takes the weekly award in 2019, after being recognized with what was done in the first week of the season.
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Translated from "Christian Yelich inició a ritmo de récord el 2019 de las Grandes Ligas"