The Milwaukee Brewers announced their postseason award winners today as selected by a panel from the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
Outfielder Christian Yelich earned Brewers Most Valuable Player honors for the second straight season after hitting .329 with 44 HR, 97 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 130 games. He led the Major Leagues in slugging percentage (.671) and OPS (1.100) and the National League in batting average and on-base percentage (.429). The batting title was his second in as many seasons, the first to accomplish this feat in the National League since the Rockies’ Larry Walker in 1998 and 1999.
Brandon Woodruff, a first time All-Star, was voted Brewers Most Valuable Pitcher after going 11-3 with a 3.62 ERA in 22 starts. Woodruff was the team leader in wins, strikeouts (143) and quality starts (10). [Read more…]