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Heroes and Goats: MVP edition

A look at the MVP discussion through the WPA and H&G lens

The question was raised at some point of what Heroes and Goats would look like for Christian Yelich. Of course, after I agreed to run WPA and H&G for the Brewers season, another person wondered about Jacob deGrom. Here then is the first-ever Heroes and Goats look at the MVP race. First, we look at the candidates and what I perceive got them here.

The Narrative: Javier Baez. Javy was the feature of many, many articles across all of the internet, but of course he was a fixture here on this page throughout the Cubs season. Javy produced some of the best offensive numbers in the National League with an OPS of .881, 34 home runs, nine triples, 40 doubles, 101 runs scored, a league-leading 111 RBI, and 21 stolen bases, just to name some of the traditional categories. Javy did all of this while playing plus defense at three of the most difficult defensive positions on the field (second, short and third). Javy’s combination of power, speed, aggressive base-running and defense found itself on highlight packages across the country on an almost …Read the Rest

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