If you had any doubts about whether Christian Yelich's MVP season in 2018 was a fluke, he is putting all of them to bed with an emphatic start to the season. Yelich now stands alone atop the baseball leaderboards with 11 home runs, as he took Dodgers starter Ross Stripling to deep right field to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-0 lead again Friday night.
Yelich continues to work his way towards a second MVP. He's already reached double-digit home runs in 20 games, which is faster than anyone in Brewers history. He is just playing out of his mind right now.
Part of why he is so dominant is the fact that there is no better player/ballpark matchup than Yelich and Miller Park. Since the 2018 All-Star Break, Yelich has the best home slugging percentage in all of baseball, dwarfing second place finisher Rhys Hoskins.
Yelich and Miller Park. Is there a better combo? pic.twitter.com/rpdGgxxtBd— Inside Edge (@InsideEdgeScout) April 20, 2019
With every Yelich home run and every Lewis Brinson strikeout, that trade looks better for Milwaukee and even worse for Miami.