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200-1 longshot before the season.This year Neil Walker Jersey , his odds range between 10-1 and 18-1, but you shouldn’t expect him to be in the race again.The main reason why Yelich was able to win the MVP was because of his much improved power numbers, which were inflated by an unsustainable home run to fly ball ratio.Last year, Christian Yelich was 200-1 to win the NL MVP. That’s 0.5% implied odds for you non math folk. He won. I was happy. The fella made me look smart. Naturally, I can’t help but crap all over his parade this year.To make up for his 2018 odds, he opened at 18-1 to win the hardware again this year. People have been betting on him, too, as he has moved to 10-1 at one book and 16-1 at a couple others.Hey, bozos…Do NOT bet on Yelich to win the NL MVP again. Save your money for something else because a Yelich MVP bet is akin to burying it, shredding it or burning it.2019 MLB Prop Bets: 10 Home Run Over/Under PicksRead nowIf you’ve read some of my other articles this preseason, you may have seen some Yelich bashing already. In fact, I believe this is the third time I have bad-mouthed him, but the first time I’ve dedicated an entire article to him.Yelich is a fine and dandy baseball player. Great, in fact. But he ain’t the Colossus of Clout that some would have you believe.Let’s recap his 2018 season.In the first half of the year Adrian Gonzalez Jersey , he had a .292 batting average, 11 homers, .823 OPS, 122 wRC+. Solid, but nothing special.The second half, and particularly the end of the year, was something else, though:Second half: .367 average, 25 homers, 1.219 OPS, 220 wRC+September/October: .370 average, 10 homers, 1.313 OPS, 240 wRC+When did Christian Yelich turn into the King of Crash? Oh that’s right Jose Bautista Jersey , he didn’t. He got lucky. And I’m not even going to hold his .373 BABIP (second-highest in MLB) against him.As a baseball nerd, I like to take a deeper look at the numbers. A glimpse behind the stats you’ll see on the back of his baseball card.The main reason why Yelich won the MVP was because of his power surge. His his 36 jacks were 15 more than his previous career high.How’d he manage that?Take a look.An absurdly high amount of his fly balls were home runs, that’s how.The 35.0% rate was the third highest single-season mark Fangraphs has ever tracked dating back to 2002. The two higher percentages were posted by Ryan Howard and Aaron Judge, a couple of big boys.Every hitter who has even managed to top 30% in a season has been a beastly man-child and/or used steroids. Every hitter except Yelich, that is.Without his power, Yelich is not among the league’s elite. He’s a decent outfielder and baserunner with a good eye and some pop at the plate. Unfortunately, he’s a ground-ball hitter.In every season of his career, more than half of his batted balls have been on the ground. Not a bad idea if you’re Ichiro Suzuki, but if you’re a middle of the order bat like Yelich, you want to drive the ball in the air, not on the ground.It worked out last year, but when that unsustainable HR/FB% drops (probably significantly), it’s highly unlikely he’ll find himself in the MVP race again.National League MVP Value Picks: Buy Low On Kris Bryant, Corey SeagerRead nowFurthermore http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , it’s quite rare and difficult to win back-to-back MVP awards. Just ask Mike Trout. Here’s a list of the guys who have managed the feat:Miguel Cabrera: 2012-2013Albert Pujols: 2008-2009Barry Bonds: 2001-2004Frank Thomas: 1993-1994 (HOF)Barry Bonds: 1992-1993Dale Murphy: 1982-1983Mike Schmidt: 1980-1981 (HOF)Joe Morgan: 1975-1976 (HOF)Roger Maris: 1960-1961Ernie Banks: 1958-1959 (HOF)Mickey Mantle: 1956-1957 (HOF)Yogi Berra: 1954-1955 (HOF)Hal Newhouser: 1944-1945 (HOF)Jimmie Foxx: 1932-1933 (HOF)Is it me, or is Yelich not the same caliber ballplayer as the rest of these fellas? Eight hall of famers, two future hall of famers, Dale Murphy, Roger Maris and a guy whose head and feet started growing again in his 30s.It takes something special to win the MVP. Everything has to be just right. Everything did go right for Yelich and the Brewers last year, but don’t expect it to happen again. BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will undergo surgery on his bothersome right knee, ending an injury-marred season that started late and concluded early.Trumbo went on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 20 with right knee inflammation. After visiting several specialists, including one in California on Wednesday, he opted for surgery.“He has seen everyone he needs to see and has not received any differing information,” manager Buck Showalter said.Trumbo will decide where and when to have the procedure within the next few days.The 32-year-old Trumbo started the season on the DL with a right quad strain and did not make his debut until May 1.He played in 90 games, batting .261 with 17 home runs and 44 RBIs.Trumbo hit a major-league leading 47 homers for Baltimore in 2016 before signing a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Orioles.August 24, 2019 at 3:46 pm #47549
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