Yelich: 'Almost a crime' Counsell hasn't won Manager of the Year
"I don't think he gets enough credit," Yelich said, according to James Wagner of the New York Times. "I really don't. It's almost a crime that he hasn't won Manager of the Year the last few years. He's definitely deserved it and he's a huge reason for all of our success here."
The Brewers, one of the smallest market teams in MLB, hold a commanding 13 1/2-game lead over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central.
Since taking over as manager during the 2015 season, Counsell possesses a 523-468 record (.528). Milwaukee has been especially impressive over the past four campaigns, boasting 303 wins - sixth-best in MLB over that span, despite the team ranking 15th in wRC+.
San Francisco Giants skipper Gabe Kapler appears to be the front-runner to win his first Manager of the Year award. He's thus far led his team to an NL-best 95-50 record, and it clinched a playoff berth on Monday.