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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Brewers’ Christian Yelich has become an absolute monster at Miller Park

Freaky. One home run from the record of most home runs in March/April. Nine more days are left in the month.

How easy? After hitting two more home runs Saturday night in the Brewers’ 5-0 victory at Miller Park, these are Yelich’s numbers in 13 home games: .435 batting average, 13 home runs, 29 runs batted in, 19 runs scored, 1.326 slugging percentage, 1.868 OPS.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 21, 2019 at 09:37 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Darren Posted: April 21, 2019 at 09:53 AM (#5833918)
Oh look, the writer made a typo and just repeated the number "13" for HR. Let me see how many he really.... holy crap.
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: April 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM (#5833926)
hese are Yelich’s numbers in 13 home games: ...... 29 runs batted in
   3. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 21, 2019 at 10:40 AM (#5833927)
Very impressive, but the season is starting earlier each year. When Pujols set this record in 2006, the Cards’ season started on April 3. When A-Rod tied it in 2007, the Yanks’ season started April 2. Yelich hit 4 HR in March so he had a bit of a head start.
   4. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: April 21, 2019 at 11:16 AM (#5833929)
Yeah these "through X date" records are pointless, especially when you can do the similar "through X games" if you really want.

Yelich has been ridiculously good, no need to artificially inflate this way.
   5. Master of the Horse Posted: April 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM (#5833934)
Yelich's home Babip: .250
Yelich's road Babip: .357

Yelich career Babip: .358
Yelich 2019 Babip: .304

What a year he might have once he hits his stride
   6. Davo cant be eatin thirty hot dogs every day Posted: April 21, 2019 at 12:53 PM (#5833940)
Yelich now has 31 homers in his last 60 regular season games (dating back to August 18th). Is that good? It seems pretty good.
   7. Bote Man Posted: April 21, 2019 at 10:55 PM (#5834032)
I remember when Yelich was still toiling away in the Marlins' system and I pointed out how much I liked him and to keep an eye on him: I was roundly told to go pound sand.

I now await the flood of apologies.
   8. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 21, 2019 at 11:03 PM (#5834034)
Yeah, nobody remembers that.
   9. akrasian Posted: April 21, 2019 at 11:07 PM (#5834035)
He hit one that nearly went out today - Bellinger robbed him, then to keep the balance hit a 9th inning hr to win the game.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: April 22, 2019 at 03:00 AM (#5834057)
Yelich's home Babip: .250

Humor of original post noted there's a serious "counter-intuitive" truth underneath this. Some of the great sluggers have crappy BABIPs. Barry Bonds had a career 285 BABIP; McGwire more "impressive" at 255. The reason of course being that so many of the balls they hit decided not to stay in play.

Which is one reason to focus on on-contact production for a hitter. BABIP certainly (usually) matters for a hitter and good hitters usually have above-average BABIPs but power is of course what makes the great hitter great (at least since the days of the 400 BA).

So, at home, on-contact, so far Mr. Yelich is hitting 500/1503 (the one sac fly brings his OBP a bit below 500). On the road, it's 357/429 which is not very good (357 is solid). Or a 170 tOPS+ at home and 8 on the road. :-) (That's the one that compares the player with himself)

FWIW, so far the NL (including pitchers) is at 331/570.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 22, 2019 at 08:32 AM (#5834060)
He hit one that nearly went out today - Bellinger robbed him, then to keep the balance hit a 9th inning hr to win the game.

There's been a lot of talk about Yelich this season, and rightfully so, but it's Bellinger who leads the league in just about everything important, including all three slash categories.

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