Andre Ethier is a beast. That much we know. In a core outfield consisting of Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp, Ethier is the one which shines brightest. Each season he continues to get better at the batters’ box, and in what is his best season so far, he has many speaking of a triple crown bid.

At 28, Andre is at his peak and could pull a triple crown off. However, there has not been a triple crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Beyond that, the Dodgers are only 15-17, and one can never tell what may happen later in the season; a trade to get back int he race could end up shifting Ethier’s production.

It’s only the middle of May, but right now, Ethier has set the foundation for a possible triple crown. Can he get this rare honor and continue to produce at his rate? The following six points are meant to show not that he will win it, but to show that he has every opportunity to be able to win it if things work out.

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