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Christian Yelich

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Miami Marlins

2016 Stats

AVG

.298

HR

21

RBI

98

R

78

SB

9

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Yelich’s gap-to-gap power continues to play well in cavernous Marlins Park, as the youngster recorded his first .300 season and smacked 30 doubles for a second consecutive season in 2015. Yelich has b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 194   DOB: 12/5/1991   BORN: Thousand Oaks, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Yelich Contract Information:

Signed seven-year, $49.5 million contract with the Marlins in March of 2015.

October 2, 2016  –  Christian Yelich News

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Yelich went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Nationals.

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Christian Yelich Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 18 R GUL 6 26 24 3 9 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 .375 .423 .500 .923
2010 18 A GRE 6 24 23 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .348 .375 .435 .810
2011 19 A GRE 122 521 461 73 144 48 32 1 15 77 32 5 55 102 0 2 3 .312 .388 .484 .872
2012 20 R GUL 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2012 20 A+ JUP 106 447 397 76 131 46 29 5 12 48 20 6 49 85 1 0 0 .330 .404 .519 .923
2013 21 R GUL 5 18 17 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .294 .333 .412 .745
2013 21 A+ JUP 7 30 26 3 6 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .231 .333 .462 .795
2013 21 AA JAC 49 222 193 33 54 26 13 6 7 29 5 5 26 52 0 2 1 .280 .365 .518 .883
2013 21 MAJ MIA 62 273 240 34 69 17 12 1 4 16 10 0 31 66 0 1 1 .288 .370 .396 .766
2014 22 A+ JUP 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2014 22 AAA NEW 2 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .555
2014 22 MAJ MIA 144 660 582 94 165 45 30 6 9 54 21 7 70 137 3 2 3 .284 .362 .402 .764
2015 23 A+ JUP 3 10 9 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
2015 23 MAJ MIA 126 525 476 63 143 39 30 2 7 44 16 5 47 101 0 0 2 .300 .366 .416 .782
2016 24 MAJ MIA 155 659 578 78 172 62 38 3 21 98 9 4 72 138 0 5 4 .298 .376 .483 .859
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3-Year Averages     141 614 545 78 160 47 32 3 12 65 15 5 63 125 1 2 3 .294 .369 .429 .798
Career  (View All)     487 2,117 1,876 269 549 163 110 12 41 212 56 16 220 442 3 8 10 .293 .368 .430 .798

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Christian Yelich Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Was 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .376 .483 .859
Oct. 1 @Was 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .295 .375 .478 .853
Sep. 30 @Was 3 2 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .294 .372 .478 .850
Sep. 28 NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .371 .470 .841
Sep. 27 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .370 .471 .841
Sep. 26 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .372 .474 .846
Sep. 25 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 24 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .372 .476 .848
Sep. 23 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .373 .478 .851
Sep. 22 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .373 .481 .854
Sep. 21 Was 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .374 .484 .858
Sep. 20 Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .375 .480 .855
Sep. 19 Was 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .299 .375 .481 .856
Sep. 18 @Phi 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .376 .480 .856
Sep. 17 @Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .377 .477 .854
Sep. 16 @Phi 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .378 .478 .856
Sep. 14 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .380 .483 .863
Sep. 13 @Atl 3 1 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .381 .486 .867
Sep. 12 @Atl 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .378 .483 .861
Sep. 11 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .377 .483 .860
Sep. 10 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .377 .483 .860
Sep. 9 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .378 .486 .864
Sep. 7 Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .378 .486 .864
Sep. 6 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .379 .486 .865
Sep. 5 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .379 .489 .868
Sep. 4 @Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .382 .493 .875
Sep. 3 @Cle 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .307 .384 .496 .880
Sep. 2 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .383 .495 .878
Sep. 1 @NYM 4 2 3 0 0 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 .310 .386 .499 .885
Aug. 31 @NYM 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .382 .491 .873
Last 7 Games 21 4 8 1 1 1 3 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 .381 .481 .667 1.148
Last 14 Games 45 6 12 2 1 3 7 8 8 1 0 0 1 2 .267 .370 .556 .926
Last 30 Games 105 11 28 5 1 5 20 15 24 3 1 0 1 3 .267 .355 .476 .831

Christian Yelich: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 149 120 31 1
2015 124 103 36
2014 144 138 12
2013 62 59 5

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Christian Yelich Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201615072251.287.387.716
2015132141163.288.356.703
2014142201152.317.444.819

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20164287119738.301.516.908
20153444962813.305.439.812
20144407483919.273.389.747

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016272358403.272.415.774
2015227321159.291.379.757
2014273452209.297.429.799

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163064313586.320.542.934
2015249316297.309.450.803
20143094973412.272.379.734
Christian Yelich Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 18 R GUL 26 24 7.7% 26.9% 0.29 71% .529 .125
2010 18 A GRE 24 23 4.2% 25% 0.17 74% .471 .087
2011 19 A GRE 521 461 10.6% 19.6% 0.54 78% .375 .172
2012 20 R GUL 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2012 20 A+ JUP 447 397 11% 19% 0.58 79% .397 .189
2013 21 R GUL 18 17 5.6% 27.8% 0.20 71% .417 .118
2013 21 A+ JUP 30 26 13.3% 26.7% 0.50 69% .250 .231
2013 21 AA JAC 222 193 11.7% 23.4% 0.50 73% .351 .238
2013 21 MAJ MIA 273 240 11.4% 24.2% 0.47 73% .382 .108
2014 22 A+ JUP 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .400 .000
2014 22 AAA NEW 9 9 0% 55.6% 0.00 44% .000 .333
2014 22 MAJ MIA 660 582 10.6% 20.8% 0.51 76% .358 .118
2015 23 A+ JUP 10 9 10% 30% 0.33 67% .500 .111
2015 23 MAJ MIA 525 476 9% 19.2% 0.47 79% .370 .116
2016 24 MAJ MIA 659 578 10.9% 20.9% 0.52 76% .360 .185
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3-Year Averages     614 545 10.3% 20.4% 0.50 77% .363 .135
Career     2,117 1,876 10.4% 20.9% 0.50 76% .365 .137

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2016 Stat Review for Christian Yelich    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.298 AVG
GREAT
76% Contact Rate
POOR
.360 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.483 SLG
GREAT
.185 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
10.9% BB Rate
GREAT
20.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.859 OPS
GREAT
.376 OBP
ELITE

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Christian Yelich: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Yelich went 2-for-3 with a double, sacrifice fly and solo homer in Friday's 7-4 win over the Nationals.

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Yelich hit his 20th home run of the season Wednesday as the Marlins fell 8-3 at the hands of the Nationals.

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Yelich ripped a game-tying two-run home run Sunday against the Phillies.

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Yelich went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and scored a run in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

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Yelich went 3-for-4 with his 18th homer, four RBI, a walk, two steals and two runs in a win against the Mets on Thursday.

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Yelich hit a homer for the second straight day Wednesday, his 17th of the season.

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Yelich went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in a 7-4 loss to the division rival Mets.

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Yelich launched a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Pirates.

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Yelich went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a win over the Pirates on Friday.

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Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's game against the Reds.

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Yelich was a force on Monday, going 3-for-6 with a home run and four RBI against the Giants.

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Yelich went 3-for-5 with double, home run and two RBI in the 5-4 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

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Yelich went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs in Saturday's 11-0 victory over the Cardinals.

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Yelich is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Yelich went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run homer and two runs Friday against the Mets.

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Yelich went 2-for-5 with a home run and scored twice Thursday against the Phillies.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Yelich backed up his strong finish to the 2013 season with a sophomore breakout at age 22. He truly arrived down the stretch, catching fire during a .339/.425/.459 August as he put up his first 20-steal steal season, scoring 94 runs and collecting 54 RBI along the way. Yelich finished with a steady .284/.362/.402 slash line, showing significant improvement versus left-handed pitching during his second season -- .476 OPS vs. lefties in 2013 and a .819 OPS vs. lefties in 2014. The former first-round draft pick established himself as the Marlins’ leadoff hitter in the second half of 2014, though his smooth line-drive swing and advanced approach at the plate would play at almost any lineup position. Yelich will continue provide a solid average, nice speed, and plenty of runs scored if he sticks atop the Miami lineup as he continues to mature in the majors with the potential to turn into a real run producer if given a chance to bat lower in the order next season.

2014

A strong spring training to open the 2013 season put Yelich on the fast-track toward the majors, and after pounding out a .275/.359/.504 line across three stops in the minors, the sweet-swinging lefty made his MLB debut in late July. He knocked a pair of hits out of the two-hole in his debut, driving home his first major league RBI, and never looked back. At 21 years old, with just under 1,200 minor league at-bats to his name, Yelich posted a stellar .288/.370/.396 slash line in his first 62 major league games, adding four home runs and 10 steals. Not without his warts, Yelich struggled mightily versus left-handed pitching, collecting just 15 hits in 91 at-bats (.165 average) against southpaws while watching his strikeout rate and walk rate both move in the wrong direction when a lefty was on the mound. Still, the future remains bright for an emerging talent capable of a .290 average, double-digit home runs and 20-plus steals right now, with potential to add some balance to his platoon split and strength to his power stroke down the line.

2013

Consider to be the most exciting offensive prospect in the Marlins' minor league system, Yelich made strides in 2012 while playing the majority of his season at High-A Jupiter. He posted a strong .330/.404/.519 line over 397 at-bats while blasting 12 home runs with 29 doubles and five triples while driving in 48 runs on the year. Yelich enjoyed yet another efficient campaign on the basepaths, swiping 20 bags in 26 attempts after going 32-for-37 in that area in 2011. While a shot at the big leagues seems a bit of a stretch in 2013, Yelich should continue to progress towards that goal and could be fast-tracked to Miami as part of the franchise's most recent rebuilding effort.

2012

Ah, the sweet lefty swing. Every once in a while a player comes along who has it, and scouts swoon over that pure unfettered stroke, projecting great things from it. Yelich is the latest example, and while some folks see him turn on a pitch and start throwing around comparisons to Mark Grace or John Olerud, it's important to remember that he could just as easily end up as the next Hal Morris or Dave Magadan. For now he's a kid who's trying to cut it in left field despite an awkward throwing motion, in case he doesn't develop enough power to fit at first base. His first season of full-season ball was mostly a success, with the 32 steals in 37 attempts being a very pleasant surprise, but he didn't put up outrageous triple slash numbers. Until we see a concrete spike in that batting average or slugging percentage, don't fall too much in love with that swing.