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Christian Yelich

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Miami Marlins

2017 Stats

AVG

.256

HR

6

RBI

21

R

29

SB

3

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Coming into the 2016 campaign, Yelich totaled 20 homers in 1,458 career plate appearances with the Marlins. He matched that, then added another for good luck, sending 21 long balls out of the yard las...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 199   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.

May 26, 2017  –  Christian Yelich News

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Yelich (hip) is back in the lineup Friday, batting third and playing center field, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

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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
2017 25 MAJ MIA 43 189 168 29 43 9 3 0 6 21 3 0 17 35 0 3 1 .256 .323 .381 .704
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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)     530 2,306 2,044 298 592 172 113 12 47 233 59 16 237 477 3 11 11 .290 .365 .426 .790

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Christian Yelich Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 @Oak Did not play.
May. 23 @Oak 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .323 .381 .704
May. 21 @LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .326 .387 .713
May. 20 @LAD 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .322 .391 .713
May. 19 @LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .320 .399 .719
May. 18 @LAD 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .327 .409 .736
May. 17 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .323 .391 .714
May. 16 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .331 .401 .732
May. 15 Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .338 .410 .748
May. 14 Atl 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .342 .417 .759
May. 13 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .331 .416 .747
May. 12 Atl 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .421 .754
May. 10 StL 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .331 .422 .753
May. 9 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .328 .390 .718
May. 8 StL 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .331 .393 .724
May. 7 @NYM 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .326 .390 .716
May. 6 @NYM Did not play.
May. 5 @NYM 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .272 .323 .386 .709
May. 4 @TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .311 .387 .698
May. 3 @TB 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .305 .394 .699
May. 2 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .301 .394 .695
May. 1 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .280 .312 .410 .722
Apr. 30 Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .289 .324 .423 .747
Apr. 29 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .330 .435 .765
Apr. 28 Pit 5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .340 .449 .789
Apr. 27 @Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .315 .417 .732
Apr. 26 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .307 .413 .720
Apr. 23 @SD 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276 .321 .434 .755
Apr. 22 @SD 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .291 .419 .710
Apr. 21 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .311 .449 .760
Last 7 Games 21 3 2 0 0 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .269 .238 .507
Last 14 Games 46 4 9 1 0 2 3 7 13 0 0 0 2 0 .196 .291 .348 .639
Last 30 Games 103 12 24 3 0 2 9 13 21 1 0 1 2 0 .233 .319 .320 .639

Christian Yelich: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 43 43
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
2017468110.217.326.606
201615072251.287.387.716
2015132141163.288.356.703

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017122215203.270.402.740
20164287119738.301.516.908
20153444962813.305.439.812

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201777112102.260.364.661
2016272358403.272.415.774
2015227321159.291.379.757

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201791184111.253.396.738
20163064313586.320.542.934
2015249316297.309.450.803
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
2017 25 MAJ MIA 189 168 9% 18.5% 0.49 79% .291 .125
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3-Year Averages     614 545 10.3% 20.4% 0.50 77% .363 .135
Career     2,306 2,044 10.3% 20.7% 0.50 77% .359 .136

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Christian Yelich Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 786.7 24 172 11 24 384 5 156 3
2015 CF 282.7 -8 79 -5 -8 174 0 75 -1
2016 LF 1061 15 188 4 15 537 1 336 2
2016 CF 258 -1 68 0 -1 137 -3 40 1
2017 CF 371 14 98 5 14 176 3 79 2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 1 -1 10 0 0 2 0 11 0 13
2015 CF -3 2 -3 0 0 -1 0 -4 0 -5
2016 LF -4 -3 11 0 0 1 -1 6 0 6
2016 CF 1 -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CF -1 0 6 0 0 -2 -1 6 0 3

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2017 Stat Review for Christian Yelich    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.49 BB/K
GOOD
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
18.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.704 OPS
POOR
.323 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.256 AVG
WEAK
.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.381 SLG
POOR
.125 ISO
POOR

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

Yelich (hip) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's.

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Yelich left Tuesday's game in the eighth inning with a right hip flexor injury, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Yelich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.

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Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double during Wednesday's loss to St. Louis.

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Yelich (hamstring) is playing center field and batting second during Sunday's game against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets due to mild tightness in his hamstring, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich went 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

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Yelich went 2-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and a run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

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Yelich went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs in a 10-5 loss to the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Yelich went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Mariners.

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Yelich went 1-for-5 with three walks, two runs scored and an RBI in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Mets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 been remarkably consistent in his three-year career, recording a 117 wRC+ in each one. Unfortunately, what Marlins Park gives in doubles, it takes away in home runs, as Yelich has mustered just three of his 20 career home runs at his home park. He hit seven last year and has a career high of nine, and as long as he is playing in Miami, he’ll struggle to reach double digits. He makes up for it with loads of groundball base hits — he hits four groundballs for every fly ball. He stole 16 bases in 2015 and has 37 in the past two years, and should be expected to keep running with the Marlins going forward.

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.