Brewers Pitcher: Christian Yelich's Start "Ridiculous"

Brent Suter knew Yelich would have success in Milwaukee, but he didn't expect this

Taz and the Moose
April 22, 2019 - 10:31 am

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Christian Yelich, in case you haven’t noticed, is off to an incredible start to the 2019 season. He’s hitting .353 with a .456 OBP and leads the majors in home runs (13) and RBIs (31).

“It’s ridiculous – and he’s had two home runs robbed,” Brewers pitcher Brent Suter said on Taz & The Moose. “He’s something else. He’s just an unbelievable dude on and off the field. Just our leader, our warrior. Super humble guy, hates talking about himself, but we’ve been talking a lot about him.”

Yelich, of course, was named NL MVP last year after hitting .326 with 36 home runs, 110 RBIs, 22 steals, and 118 runs for Milwaukee, which won the NL Central. 

Translation: the Marlins probably regret trading him.

Suter was asked if he’s been surprised by Yelich’s success.

“Yes and no,” he said. “I’m surprised the extent at which it’s gone, but when we got him, I (thought) with his swing and his strength – he’s still growing physically, he’s still getting stronger every year. I was like, with his potential, I think he could be an MVP candidate. I didn’t know it would happen right away and to this level, but I had a good feeling when we traded for him that this could be a superstar for our franchise.”

Suter also discussed his journey from Harvard to the big leagues, among other topics. Click below to listen to his interview in its entirety.