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Offline  Christian Yelich
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Posted: March 31, 2019, 12:17 AM Post
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This man deserves his own thread to discuss just how unreal he is.

Since the All-Star break last season, Yelich is hitting .368 with 28 homeruns and 72 RBI in 68 games. He also carries an OBP of .457 in that span.

As this otherworldly “hot stretch” is becoming the new norm for Yelich, can he realistically hit .350 with 50 homeruns and drive in 140 runs in a season? As crazy as it seems, Yelich makes it look more and more realistic everyday.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 8:34 AM Post
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From a quick search it looks like only three seasons in MLB history have cleared the 350/50/140 benchmarks, so while technically possible probably not realistic.

1921 Babe 378/59/168
1927 Babe 356/60/165
1932 Foxx 364/58/169


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 11:11 AM Post
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I thought maybe Bonds would have done that but the closest he came was .328 73 137. Pretty tough to put a trio of huge numbers like that together but with his spring and start I am starting to believe Yelich may be closer to the player of the 2nd half of last year than his previous years. His power seems so effortless, never thought he could be a 40 homer guy when we traded for him. Was thinking last night I still can't believe we actually acquired a player that good with so many years control.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 11:34 AM Post
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sveumrules said:
From a quick search it looks like only three seasons in MLB history have cleared the 350/50/140 benchmarks, so while technically possible probably not realistic.

1921 Babe 378/59/168
1927 Babe 356/60/165
1932 Foxx 364/58/169


I get what youre saying...


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 11:42 AM Post
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Yelich has the most pure swing I’ve ever seen. The ball just flies off his bat even though he’s fairly slim.

I found it interesting how Yelich reminds me a little bit of Ken Griffey Jr. with his size, swing, and the way the ball jumps off his bat. Sure enough, they were both 6’3 and 195 pounds. Quite a lofty comparison, but Yelich is the real deal. Those two guys are pretty similar to me. Hopefully Yelich has a few seasons similar to Griffey Jr.’s when he was healthy. If he does, we will be in for a real treat the next few seasons.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 3:21 PM Post
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sveumrules said:
From a quick search it looks like only three seasons in MLB history have cleared the 350/50/140 benchmarks, so while technically possible probably not realistic.

1921 Babe 378/59/168
1927 Babe 356/60/165
1932 Foxx 364/58/169


Hack Wilson did it in 1930

.356/56/191

Babe, Gehrig and Foxx all missed a few others barely. Closest post war seasons have been

1956 Mantle .353/52/130
1997 L Walker .366/49/130


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 3:27 PM Post
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How is Larry Walker not in the HOF?


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 3:35 PM Post
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"Mr. Christian, oh the time has come!" Hey, I'm a child of the 80s. LOL.

Walk off double to win the game and take three of four from the Cardinals. Oh, my!!! What planet is this guy really from, and can we send a scout to find another just like him???

There are three things America will be known for 2000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball. They're the three most beautifully designed things this culture has ever produced. Gerald Early


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 3:39 PM Post
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Extend him now please

5 years 200 mil


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 3:41 PM Post
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RollieTime said:
Yelich has the most pure swing I’ve ever seen. The ball just flies off his bat even though he’s fairly slim.

I found it interesting how Yelich reminds me a little bit of Ken Griffey Jr. with his size, swing, and the way the ball jumps off his bat. Sure enough, they were both 6’3 and 195 pounds. Quite a lofty comparison, but Yelich is the real deal. Those two guys are pretty similar to me. Hopefully Yelich has a few seasons similar to Griffey Jr.’s when he was healthy. If he does, we will be in for a real treat the next few seasons.


This is spot on. Junior had that skinny waist, high/fat ass thing going too. Similar hitting career arc as well. It took Griffey some time to really come into his home run power but he was always a .300 hitting laser launching demon.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 4:06 PM Post
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This last year has put Yelich into lucky to have seen this guy play territory. It's like I keep thinking, "he will make outs eventually, right?" And then he just hits (or walks). My goodness.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 4:47 PM Post
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Yellich is going to have the career that Braun was supposed to have.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 5:21 PM Post
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When your swing is that beautiful and you're still getting stronger and more experienced, it would be foolish to put a limit on what you can accomplish. Gotta remember that he arguably wasn't even completely filled out and physically mature when he last wore a Marlins uniform.

Ballpark effects are also pretty significant, lest anyone try to downplay them next time they quote the stats of someone on the Rockies or Padres or any other team with extreme park factors.

Being able to hit LHP's so well says a lot about his pure hitting skills. I disagree that he's the hitter Braun could have been though. Braun was roughly the same all along, from his rookie year until he became so injury-prone. Yelich didn't start as strong, but might have more upside - especially when you consider his willingness to take the base on balls.

Maybe call him the hitter Josh Hamilton could have been without so many off-field issues.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 5:29 PM Post
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How is Larry Walker not in the HOF?



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Posted: March 31, 2019, 5:29 PM Post
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I'm for extending Yelich now if he's willing. I've seen enough. No reason baring injury that he doesn't become multiple MVP like Yount. Make him a lifer like him too.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 5:40 PM Post
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He's Brewer property for the next four seasons (including this one).

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 6:02 PM Post
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homer said:
He's Brewer property for the next four seasons (including this one).


Not long enough!


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 7:53 PM Post
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Yellich is going to have the career that Braun was supposed to have.


Braun has been the best hitter in the history of the franchise. If Yelich puts up 2007-2012 Braun numbers, we'll all be happy with that while he is in Milwaukee.


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Posted: March 31, 2019, 7:59 PM Post
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Another Statcast era record...

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Posted: March 31, 2019, 8:43 PM Post
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Extend Yelich:
7 years, $210 million

$10 million per year deferred - to be paid out at $7 million per year for the ten years after the contract runs out.


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