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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Christian Yelich hits three home runs after extra batting practice

Dude is 2018 NL MVP and in top ten in a lot of good categories and he’s not cool with the results

Master of the Horse Posted: April 17, 2019 at 07:00 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, milwaukee, milwaukee brewers, mvp

Monday, February 18, 2019

J.D. Martinez: ‘For a DH to win MVP, they’re going to have to walk on water’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Many were surprised last year when J.D. Martinez finished outside of the top three in MVP voting, but Martinez saw it coming.

Martinez’s numbers jumped off the page in 2018. In his first season with the Red Sox, the 31-year-old mashed his way to a .330 batting average, 43 home runs and 130 RBI. Still, he finished fourth behind teammate Mookie Betts, Angels superstar Mike Trout, and Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez.

While his teammates were stunned to see him fail to crack the top three after being arguably the best pure hitter in baseball, Martinez knew all along that being a designated hitter would cost him votes.

Bit rich from someone who wasn’t even the best player on his own team, isn’t it?

 

QLE Posted: February 18, 2019 at 07:25 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: dh, jd martinez, mvp

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NY Times: Christian Yelich on Life as an M.V.P. and Why He Never Guesses at the Plate

[Q:] Given the oversaturation of statistics and measurements in baseball, what do you look at to evaluate your own performance?

[A: ]I feel like probably the biggest one is O.P.S. It’s the biggest stat that people take value from in the game, from the people who evaluate it and the people who play it. Just because it’s slugging and on base — two of the things that make up a productive baseball player. We’ve gotten away from batting average a little bit. I still think batting average is important; other people will tell you it’s not anymore in the game, but you don’t want to make outs, basically. You still have to get on base and be productive. Somehow getting on base and getting a hit are really not that big of a deal. It’s still really hard to get a hit in the big leagues, whether it’s a single or homer. There’s still something that can be said for that. You’ve seen that, where the game has gotten away from it, where it’s become acceptable to hit .220 or .230 and hit 30 homers.

bobm Posted: January 29, 2019 at 08:28 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: christian yelich, mvp

 

 

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