Christian Yelich did not win a second-straight Most Valuable Player award this season, but that hasn’t stopped other accolades from rolling in for the soon to be 28 year old outfielder. After winning his second straight National League batting title and earning Silver Slugger honors again, Yelich has been chosen by RBI Baseball to don the cover of this year’s version of the game. He will become the first Milwaukee Brewers player to appear on the cover on an MLB-licensed game.
From the press release:
From being a first round draft pick (2010) to becoming the first Milwaukee Brewer to win a National League batting title (2018/.326), Christian Yelich today adds another first to his growing list of accolades as he is tabbed the first Milwaukee Brewers star to be featured as a cover athlete on a Major League Baseball (MLB) licensed video game – R.B.I. Baseball 20.
Yelich’s R.B.I. Baseball 20 cover announcement comes on the heels of yesterday’s unveiling of a new Brewers logo and uniform design for the historic franchise’s upcoming 50th anniversary season in 2020. The Club’s new look includes the return of a beloved logo, the iconic ball-in-glove initially introduced in 1978.
Building on its foundation of matching arcade baseball action with an ever-increasing array of updates, features and enhancements, R.B.I. Baseball 20 – as developed by the MLB Games & VR team – innovates on its uniquely fast paced baseball experience with wholly re-tooled hitting and pitching mechanics, along with a host of improvements covering a broad spectrum of visual and gameplay categories.
R.B.I. Baseball 20 is officially licensed by MLB and MLBPA. It will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, the Nintendo Switch system, iPhone, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets. The game will retail for $29.99 (U.S.) on consoles and $6.99 (U.S.) on smartphones and tablets. Launch dates for each platform will be announced when available. For more information visit http://RBIGame.com, follow @RBIGame on Twitter, @RBIGame on Instagram, or @MLBRBIGame on Facebook.