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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich was announced Thursday as the winner of the 2018 National League Most Valuable Player award.

Yelich earned 29 of 30 first-place votes, as New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom earned the remaining vote, per Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez was a distant second in the overall voting, while Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies took third place.

MLB Network provided a full breakdown of the vote:

The Brewers acquired Yelich from the Miami Marlins in a January trade for a package of prospects. He turned into the offseason’s most impactful addition.

After a solid first half that included a .292 batting average and 11 home runs, the 26-year-old California native was dominant following the All-Star break to move to forefront of the MVP race.

Yelich posted an eye-popping .367/.449/.770 triple-slash line with 25 homers, 67 RBI, 58 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in the second half. His 1.219 OPS over that span was an astonishing 153 points better than any other qualified MLB player (Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, 1.066), per FanGraphs.

He put up career-best numbers in virtually every offensive category, including on-base percentage (.402), home runs (36) and steals (22).

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