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updated 11:59 AM UTC, Jun 25, 2019

Battle For MVP: Yelich vs. Bellinger

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in Sports

If Christian Yelich is going to win his second straight National League Most Valuable Player award, he's going to have to overcome some tough competition.

Yelich and Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger are both on a pace to produce 10 wins-above-replacement campaigns. Yelich is hitting .340 and is on pace for 59 home runs and 130 runs batted in. Bellinger is hitting .355 and is on pace for 49 home runs and 133 R-B-Is. Sabermetrics give Bellinger the edge so far, but the season still has 96 games left for both players.

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