Article by: Zachary Henley
Throughout the history of the MLB, there have always been spectacular battles that always lead to mind boggling stats. Each race has its own specialty, From Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa’s home run race to even teams such as the Yankees and Red Sox. This year’s race is to potentially be baseball’s best player.
This season, Trout has some competition for the label of best player, but Trout is doing what he always does and that’s just playing excellent baseball. So far this season, Trout has a .298 batting average, with 41 home runs and 96 RBI’s. His 41 home runs are currently tied for his personal best and his strikeout rate is lower than his previous seasons. Trout is putting together yet another MVP-caliber season and will probably win it for the third time.
In his first season with the Brewers, Yelich won the MVP award with the stat line of 36 home runs, 110 RBI’s and an amazing .326 batting average. The MVP helped the Brew Crew advance to the NLCS and eventually lose to rookie Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This season, Yelich just picked up from where he left off, with hitting .335, 41 home runs and tallying 89 RBI’s. Yelich and the Brewers have some work to do if they want to make it to the playoffs, but that shouldn’t be too hard with Yelich leading the team.
Bellinger has been in the MVP race with Yelich all season long and there are no questions why. The Dodgers are one of the best teams in baseball and Cody is putting up some great numbers. So far, he has 42 home runs, with 97 RBI’s and has a .317 batting average. The best part about Bellinger is that he is only 23 years old and has an amazing future ahead of him.
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