Christian Yelich named 'MVP' and 'Top Newcomer' by BBWAA

Christian Yelich named 'MVP' and 'Top Newcomer' by BBWAA
Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 17:50:33-04

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.