Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 27 (December 5, 1991) | 6' 3" | 195lbs. | Bats: Left OF-125 LF-6 CF-1 RF-125 DH-2 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
MIA A+ 2015 3 9 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .400 .444 10 30 .500 n/a
MIA NL 2015 126 476 63 143 47 101 30 2 7 44 16 5 .300 .366 .416 9 19 .370 62/23/15 21 21
MIA NL 2016 155 578 78 172 72 138 38 3 21 98 9 4 .298 .376 .483 11 21 .356 57/23/20 29 26
MIA NL 2017 156 602 100 170 80 137 36 2 18 81 16 2 .282 .369 .439 12 20 .336 55/19/25 26 25
MIL NL 2018 147 574 118 187 68 135 34 7 36 110 22 4 .326 .402 .598 10 21 .373 52/25/24 49 45
MIL NL 2019 130 489 100 161 80 118 29 3 44 97 30 2 .329 .429 .671 14 20 .355 43/21/36 50 43
Career 7yrs 920 3541 587 1067 448 832 209 24 139 500 124 24 .301 .383 .492 11 21 .358 n/a
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I paid $45 for him in a NL Only and I'll likely keep him at that price.

jeff merk jeffamerk

As opposed to saying "As no one expected" ... perhaps you should say "As none of the Pick&Pan'ers expected" ... because I spent top dollar on him in my home league ... and so the guy I outbid obviously expected this, too!   And he went for top dollar in PCL ... so there's (at least) 2 more fellows who expected this ... just sayin'!

So ... will I keep him next year?  Maybe :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob

In the final, official 2019 hitting formulas, Yelich gets a little bit of a haircut -- $3 in 4x4, $4 in 5x5 -- but he's still easily the best hitter in the majors in both formats.

As no one expected.

In last year's Guide, he gets five pans and no picks.

My favorite:

PODHORZER PAN: At the risk of looking silly,
like REAL SILLY, there’s just no way Yelich
could come anywhere close to a repeat, right?
RIGHT?! The BABIP has always been high, but
this was a career best over a full season. And,
he more than doubled his HR/FB rate and actu-
ally led all of baseball in the metric by a wide
margin. With a tiny fly ball rate, there’s just no
further upside from here, just downside back to
his good-but-not-elite results of 2016 and 2017. 

Alex Patton Alex

Well, at least he outearned the hell out of his projections before going Tonya Harding on himself.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Sep 11

I guess somebody wanted to be in the 30-30 club :-)

Or, better yet, the 40-30 club!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 8

Here's a fun fact ... Incredibly, they [the Brewers] are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 10-10 in their last 20 games, 15-15 in their last 30 games, 20-20 in their last 40 games, 25-25 in their last 50 games and, thanks to Friday’s win, 30-30 in their last 60 games.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 7

Forgot Stan the Man as an early dominator- who also lost one year.

20-5.3

21-9.4

22-8.8

23-military service

24-8.6

25-4.6

26-11.1

27-9.2


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 6

The fact is that there is no Trout.  There has hardly ever been anyone like Trout.  He started young, dominated early, was the best player in his league from the start and continued to have dominant seasons year-in-and-year-out.  Remember 8 WAR is legitimate MVP candidate, 10 WAR is historically great season.

Trout's bWAR by age-

20-10.5

21-9.0

22-7.6

23-9.4

24-10.5

25-6.6

26-10.2

27-8.3 ongoing

Cobb bWAR by age-

20-6.8

21-6.2

22-9.9

23-10.6

24-10.7

25-9.2

26-7.4

27-5.6

Willie Mays, bWAR by age-

20-4.0

21- 1.3 military service

22-military service

23-10.6

24-9.1

25-7.6

26-8.3

27-10.3

Mays is in Trout's caliber, if you give him credit for 9-10 WAR each of his two years of military service.  Mays had 2 more 10 WAR seasons, and 2 11 WAR seasons, plus two others over 9 and one more over 8 through his age 34 season.  Mays is the same.  Adding conservative totals for his nearly two years of service put him above Bonds and Ruth.

 Mantle, bWAR by age-

20-6.5

21-5.8

22-6.9

23-9.6

24-11.3

25-11.3

26-8.7

27-6.6

Mantle's age 29 season, he also exceeded 10 WAR

Jimmie Foxx bWAR by age-

20-4.8

21-7.9

22-7.1

23-4.7

24-10.5

25-9.2

26-9.0

27-8.4

ARod bWAR by age

20-8.4

21-5.7

22-8.5

23-4.8

24-10.4

25-8.3

26-8.8

27-8.4

ARod had two more 9 WAR seasons.

Ted Williams, bWAR by age

20-6.7

21-6.3

22-10.6

23-10.6

24-military service

25- military service

26-military service

27-10.9

Ted really gave up a lot for his country.  He probably lost 27-33 WR for WWII and another 14 for Korea.  Adding 47 would put him well above Bonds and Ruth for the top player of All-Time.  Conservatively, he's just behind them.

Barry Bonds, bWAR by age:

21-3.5

22-5.8

23-6.3

24-8.0

25-9.7

26-8.0

27-9.0

This isn't comprehensive, but it's which players came up as one of the best in the game and put up multiple MVP-type or historical seasons by age 27.  Even still, most took a year or three to establish themselves as perennial MVP candidates.

Realistically, there are 4 guys worth considering the best of all-time- Mays, Williams, Bonds, and Ruth.  All have downsides, except Mays who played his entire career in a mostly integrated league.  Trout is ahead of all of their paces, unless you extrapolate Williams to the max.


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 6

Yelich is a bit of a late bloomer. He was good but not great as a youngster, while Acuna has shown himself to be great as a youngster. The way Trout did. 

But no doubt, Yelich is great today.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Sep 6

4th in the NL in SBs!

I saw a headline calling Acuna "The NL version of Trout" ... and I get the concept ... but isn't Yelich a better match? :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 4