The 2018 and 2019 MVPs who were sluggish together… Together as promised, ‘Resurrection Hymn’


The 2019 MVP (Most Valuable Player) competition in the US Major League (MLB) was hot.

In the American League (AL), as always at the time, Mike Trout (31) of the Los Angeles Angels was unrivaled, but in the National League (NL), it was difficult to predict the winner. This is because Cody Bellinger (27) of the Los Angeles Dodgers challenged Christian Yelich (31) of the Milwaukee Brewers, who is seeking the NL MVP award for the second year in a row.

At that time, Bellinger, who recorded 47 homers, batting average of 0.305, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.035, took the honor of MVP, but Yelich also took second place with 44 homers, batting average of 0.329, and OPS of 1.100.

However, the following year something unbelievable happened. This is because Bellinger and Yelich, who were competing in good faith for the best hitter in the NL, fell into a slump together.

Bellinger stagnated with an OPS of 0.788 in 2020, which was a shortened season, and suffered the worst slump with an OPS of 0.542 in 2021. However, he did not survive with an OPS of 0.654 even in 2022, and eventually the Dodgers released Bellinger in November of last year.

He boldly gave up the franchise star who joined the Dodgers and won the Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the MVP in 2019.

The abnormal symptoms coincidentally happened to Yelich at the same time. Encouraged by Yelich’s performance, Milwaukee signed Yelich to a nine-year, $215 million contract extension after the 2019 season. From the point of view of Milwaukee, a small market, it was the club’s highest-ever contract with the club’s fate on the line.

However, Yelich showed abnormal symptoms with an OPS of 0.786 in 2020, and his performance fell further with an OPS of 0.735 in 2021. Last year, the OPS was 0.738, and the temperature difference was only large compared to the $200 million ransom. I risked the fate of the club, but it turned into a ‘eating and running’ that was difficult to deal with.

However, a twist is happening this year. The two players who have been sluggish side by side for three years are rebounding at the same time.

Bellinger, who became a free agent at the end of last year, signed a one-year, $17.5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. At this point, many thought the Cubs overpaid, but Bellinger is sexually dispelling those concerns.안전놀이터

He had a successful resurgence, posting 8 homers, a batting average of 0.298, and an OPS of 0.838 in 55 games. In the away game against Milwaukee held today (7th) in our time, the team was defeated, but it also showed off its strength by hitting 4 hits (1 home run) in 4 at-bats.

Same with Yelich. He played in 84 games this season and rebounded with 11 homers, a 0.287 batting average, and a 0.840 OPS. In particular, in the last 7 games, the batting average was 0.379 and the OPS was 1.161, recovering the former form. He also hit a home run in today’s game against the Cubs, leading Milwaukee to a 6-5 victory.

Milwaukee and Cubs, who are ranked 2nd and 3rd in the NL Central Division, respectively, are interested in whether the two stars who rebounded at the same time can revive as much as they did in the past MVP days and raise their teams to a higher place.

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