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Christian Yelich

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Miami Marlins

2017 Stats

AVG

.257

HR

4

RBI

12

R

18

SB

2

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' 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.

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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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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 17 79 74 18 19 4 0 0 4 12 2 0 4 17 0 1 0 .257 .291 .419 .710
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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)     504 2,196 1,950 287 568 167 110 12 45 224 58 16 224 459 3 9 10 .291 .366 .429 .795

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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
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
Apr. 19 @Sea 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .329 .477 .806
Apr. 18 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .308 .417 .725
Apr. 17 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .295 .411 .706
Apr. 16 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .281 .346 .627
Apr. 15 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .283 .354 .637
Apr. 14 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .227 .286 .295 .581
Apr. 13 NYM 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .311 .317 .628
Apr. 12 Atl 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .270 .333 .603
Apr. 11 Atl 4 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .303 .375 .678
Apr. 9 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .241 .321 .562
Apr. 8 @NYM 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .280 .375 .655
Apr. 7 @NYM 5 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .368 .500 .868
Apr. 6 @Was 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .357 .308 .665
Apr. 5 @Was 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Apr. 3 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Games 30 7 9 0 0 3 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .300 .600 .900
Last 14 Games 61 16 15 0 0 4 12 3 14 2 0 0 1 0 .246 .277 .443 .720
Last 30 Games 74 18 19 0 0 4 12 4 17 2 0 0 1 0 .257 .291 .419 .710

Christian Yelich: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 18 18
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
2017203000.250.250.500
201615072251.287.387.716
2015132141163.288.356.703

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201754154122.259.481.787
20164287119738.301.516.908
20153444962813.305.439.812

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017248161.250.375.696
2016272358403.272.415.774
2015227321159.291.379.757

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175010361.260.440.715
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 79 74 5.1% 21.5% 0.24 77% .283 .162
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3-Year Averages     614 545 10.3% 20.4% 0.50 77% .363 .135
Career     2,196 1,950 10.2% 20.9% 0.49 76% .362 .138

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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 157 2 43 0 2 61 0 37 1
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 0 0 1 0 0 -2 0 1 0 -1

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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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0.24 BB/K
POOR
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
21.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.710 OPS
POOR
.291 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.257 AVG
WEAK
.283 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.419 SLG
WEAK
.162 ISO
WEAK

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

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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Yelich went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base during Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Braves.

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Yelich went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Friday.

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Yelich went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

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Yelich (leg) will bat third in the order and play center field in Monday's game against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

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Yelich (leg) said he skipped Saturday's Grapefruit League finale for precautionary reasons and will be good to go for Opening Day, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

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Yelich was scratched from Saturday's final Grapefruit League lineup with leg stiffness, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.

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Yelich went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

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Yelich got the start in center field and hit third during Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Cardinals, going 1-for-1 with a walk and a two-run home run.

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Yelich will play for Team USA in the WBC, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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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.