Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich is in the midst of another stellar season. He's on pace to shatter his career best for home runs as he sits with 35, just one short of his career mark of 36. And he's already surpassed his career high for stolen bases with 23 this season. Did we mention it's only July?
Not only is Yelich putting up outstanding numbers, he's making MLB history in the process. Over his last 162 games, the 27-year-old has amassed 60 home runs and 33 stolen bases, becoming the first player to ever surpass 60 HRs and 30 steals in a 162-game span.
With his HR tonight, Christian Yelich of the @Brewers now has 60 HR and 33 SB over his last 162 games played.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 20, 2019
He's the first player in MLB history to have 60+ HR and 30+ SB over any 162-game span.#ThisIsMyCrew
The historic accomplishment will only cement Yelich's MVP candidacy even further. Along with making history, Yelich is also posting a career best slash line with .333/.434/.717.
Since July 17th, 2018, Yelich ranks first in home runs (59), RBI (141), batting average (.347), slugging percentage (.737) and OPS (1.177). He's been nothing short of amazing for his team over the past two seasons.
After taking home the NL MVP award last season, he'll be duking it out with Cody Bellinger as he hopes to earn back-to-back honors.
His team has faltered a bit since the start of July, posting a 6-9 record since the start of the month. But if Yelich can continue this astounding pace for the rest of the season, his Brewers shouldn't have a hard time bouncing back en route to a playoff berth.