Making Cubs and MLB History, Video Game Numbers, Leaving Folks Speechless, More

On the one hand, it seems a bit excessive to have a glowing post on Christopher Morel’s latest accomplishment every single day, but on the other hand, HE KEEPS DOING IT. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO BUT FAWN?!?!

So let’s just keep fawning …

  • Christopher Morel’s latest homer was his 9th in 12 games to start his season, which is QUITE rare:
  • As far as team history goes, hitting 9 homers in ANY 12-game stretch is quite rare:
  • And his five straight games with a homer ties a team record with some guy you might recognize from a season you might remember:
  • One more for the history books, though this one is more of an oddity than anything else:
  • Morel’s 9th homer – in TWELVE GAMES – has him tied for 35th in baseball with, among others, Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Juan Soto, JD Martinez, and Nolan Arenado.
  • Among players with at least 50 PAs, Christopher Morel’s 265 wRC+ leads baseball … BY 77 POINTS.
  • Christopher Morel is slugging .980. There are only 8 other players WITH AN OPS OVER .980.
  • David Ross is near speechless:
  • Stray thoughts on Morel playing time while I was mulling it this morning: