MILWAUKEE -- Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was named the team's "Most Valuable Player" and "Top Newcomer" by the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA).
The 26-year-old first-time All-Star is the first Brewer to win a batting title and fifth player in Major League history to hit for the cycle twice in a single season.
The Brewers announced their postseason award winners Wednesday, selected by a panel from the Milwaukee BBWAA.
Josh Hader, also a first-time All-Star, was voted Brewers' "Most Valuable Pitcher." With 143 strikeouts, Hader leads the Major League pack of relievers — the most ever for a left-handed reliever.
Other players to receive awards include pitcher Jhoulys Chacín as "Unsung Hero"; and first baseman Jesús Aguilar with the "Good Guy Award" which is presented to the player with the most outgoing, friendly presence in the clubhouse and with the media on a consistent basis.