Christian Yelich hasn’t played since Sept. 10, but won't keep the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and reigning MVP from winning his second consecutive batting title.
#Brewers Christian Yelich will be first repeat batting champion since Colorado's Larry Walker in 1998 and 1999. Yelich and Ketel Marte both at .329, rounded off, but Yelich is .32924 and Marte is .32865. Both have been out with injuries.— Tom (@Haudricourt) September 29, 2019
Tom Haudricourt tweeted out the information during game 162 against Milwaukee. Ketel Marte was Yelich’s main competition for the batting title in the National League, but due to Marte’s injuries, he’ll finish just shy of Yeli. Yelich finished the season at .32924, while Marte finished at .32865.
Yelich is also first in on base percentage, slugging and OPS. Those stats give the injured outfielder a very unlikely shot at winning NL MVPs in back-to-back seasons.
In 2018, Yelich won the batting title with a .326 average. That was the Brewers’ first batting champion in franchise history. Now, Yelich has both batting titles.