In the second week of SB Nation’s FanPulse voting, the baseball fans who signed up were asked who they think will win the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player Award.
Brewers star outfielder Christian Yelich was named by 45% of survey participants, and they hold a very respectable case. Yelich is the reigning MVP and won the Player of the Week Award for the first week of this season. Yelich made headlines last week when he homered in four straight games to open the season. (Unfortunately, those games were against the Cardinals..)
Here at VEB though, we’re going to focus on the 23% of fans who think Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will win the coveted title.
Goldschmidt is in his ninth season in the Majors and his first of (at least!) six seasons in St. Louis. You may recall that back in 2013, when Yadier Molina finished third in the MVP race, it was Andrew McCutchen who was first - and Goldschmidt between the two.
In his first week with the Cardinals, Goldschmidt wowed fans with a three-homer game in Milwaukee and leads the team with five walks and eight runs batted in. We have a long way to go before season awards become a hot topic, but this will be a fun summer in St. Louis as we watch the first year of Goldschmidt, nevertheless!
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