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Christian Yelich

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Miami Marlins

2016 Stats

AVG

.308

HR

5

RBI

20

R

24

SB

3

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.

May 29, 2016  –  Christian Yelich News

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Yelich (back) is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Braves, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro 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 46 184 156 24 48 19 13 1 5 20 3 2 25 30 0 1 2 .308 .408 .500 .908
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3-Year Averages     110 485 432 63 125 33 24 3 6 38 15 4 49 101 1 1 2 .289 .364 .400 .764
Career  (View All)     378 1,642 1,454 215 425 120 85 10 25 134 50 14 173 334 3 4 8 .292 .370 .416 .786

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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. 30 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .408 .500 .908
May. 29 @Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .414 .510 .924
May. 28 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .420 .520 .940
May. 27 @Atl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .423 .524 .947
May. 26 @TB Did not play.
May. 25 @TB Did not play.
May. 24 TB Did not play.
May. 23 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .420 .524 .944
May. 22 Was Did not play.
May. 21 Was Did not play.
May. 20 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .420 .524 .944
May. 18 @Phi 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .424 .531 .955
May. 17 @Phi 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .422 .525 .947
May. 16 @Phi 5 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .420 .511 .931
May. 15 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .420 .500 .920
May. 14 @Was 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .431 .516 .947
May. 14 @Was 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .439 .533 .972
May. 13 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .434 .500 .934
May. 11 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .439 .509 .948
May. 10 Mil 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .449 .523 .972
May. 9 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .447 .519 .966
May. 8 Phi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .445 .528 .973
May. 7 Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .343 .447 .539 .986
May. 6 Phi 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .337 .445 .541 .986
May. 5 Ari 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .330 .443 .511 .954
May. 4 Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .450 .489 .939
May. 3 Ari 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .337 .458 .500 .958
May. 1 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .466 .476 .942
Apr. 30 @Mil 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .471 .481 .952
Apr. 29 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .469 .481 .950
Last 7 Days 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311
Last 14 Days 26 1 8 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .333 .500 .833
Last 30 Days 82 11 21 6 1 4 12 10 16 2 0 0 0 0 .256 .337 .500 .837

Christian Yelich: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 42 42
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
2016352060.314.371.786
2015132141163.288.356.703
2014142201152.317.444.819

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016121225143.306.537.943
20153444962813.305.439.812
20144407483919.273.389.747

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166912392.290.478.876
2015227321159.291.379.757
2014273452209.297.429.799

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201687122111.322.517.933
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 184 156 13.6% 16.3% 0.83 81% .355 .192
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3-Year Averages     485 432 10.1% 20.8% 0.49 77% .366 .111
Career     1,642 1,454 10.5% 20.3% 0.52 77% .365 .124

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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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.308 AVG
ELITE
81% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.355 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
GREAT
.192 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.83 BB/K
ELITE
13.6% BB Rate
ELITE
16.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.908 OPS
ELITE
.408 OBP
ELITE

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

Yelich (back) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich (back) walked as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Braves.

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Yelich (back) is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Braves, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Yelich (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

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Yelich (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich (back) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Despite being announced as a pinch hitter during Monday's win over the Rays, Yelich (back) was unavailable for the game, MLB.com reports. The team is hopeful he will return by the end of the week.

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Yelich (back) remains out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Rays, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich (back) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

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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.