Cody Bellinger's monster season didn't go unnoticed by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Bellinger is the Dodgers' sixth MVP since the team moved to California and first since left-hander Clayton Kershaw earned the honor in 2014.
The 24-year-old slashed .305/.406/.629 with 47 home runs, 115 RBIs, and a 7.8 WAR, according to FanGraphs, leading Los Angeles to a seventh straight NL West title. The two-time All-Star also won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger last week for his efforts in 2019.
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Yelich, the incumbent, had his campaign cut short by a season-ending knee injury in early September.
"I pretty much figured once I got hurt, that was a wrap on that," Yelich said, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "As soon as I got hurt, I figured all the MVP stuff was out the window."
Yelich posted a 1.100 OPS with 44 homers in 130 contests. The 27-year-old could've been the first player to repeat in the NL since Albert Pujols took home the honor in 2008 and 2009.