MILWAUKEE -- As an outfielder that continues to get better as the season goes on, All-Star Christian Yelich has been named National League Player of the Week, the first weekly award for a Brewers player since Aramis Ramirez in 2015.
Yelich had quite the week at the plate with a .517 batting average, three homers and ten RBI's. He's currently on a 13-game hitting streak, the longest of the season for anyone on the roster. So far in July, Yelich has posted a .406 batting average, four homers and 23 knocked in, all in 24 games.
The trade that David Stearns made in January, sending top prospect Lewis Brinson and others to Miami for the 2016 Silver Slugger, is turning out to be one of the best trades of the season. The best part for Brewer fans is that they still have four more seasons of Yelich on a club-friendly deal.
Yelich is a big reason, possibly the biggest, that the Brewers are where they are, and that's in contention for the 2018 postseason.
The Brewers are currently 1.5 games behind the Cubs and 1.5 games ahead of Arizona for the top wild-card spot. With the trade deadline just over 24 hours away, the Brewers could still be on the lookout for a starting pitcher or catcher.
The additions of Joakim Soria and Mike Moustakas certainly put the team in a great spot, but a starter could give them the edge to possibly take the division.