Yelich
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.309
HR
18
RBI
60
R
82
SB
14
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While he's still just 26 years old, Yelich has already built a remarkable track record of consistency at the big-league level. His strikeout rate has ranged from 19.2 percent to 20.9 percent over the past four seasons (all with 525-plus plate appearances), while his batting... read more
While he's still just 26 years old, Yelich has already built a remarkable track record of consistency at the big-league level. His strikeout rate has ranged from 19.2 percent to 20.9 percent over the past four seasons (all with 525-plus plate appearances), while his batting average has ranged from .282 to .300 in that time. He's steadily walked in over 10 percent of his plate appearances while making hard contact with at least one-third of his batted balls. His flyball rate is still too low, but Yelich improved in that regard last season, upping his flyball rate more than five percentage points to 25.2 percent. The park change following the trade to Milwaukee should help boost his power. Yelich was given the thumbs up to run again last season and he capitalized, going 16-for-18 on the basepaths. Assuming he keeps the green light with the Brewers, which seems likely given manager Craig Counsell's tendencies, Yelich should easily return top-30 value in the outfield.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 199 lbs.    DOB: 12/5/1991    College: None    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2010Show Contract
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Christian Yelich Contract Info:
Signed seven-year, $49.5 million contract with the Marlins in March of 2015. Traded to the Brewers in January of 2018.
Doubles twice
OFMilwaukee Brewers
August 4, 2018
Yelich went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored Saturday against the Rockies.
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Christian Yelich 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    6
  • H:
    1
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    1
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    3
  • SB:
    1
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .167
  • OBP:
    .167
  • SLG:
    .167
  • OPS:
    .333
2018 Stat Review for Christian Yelich
0.35 BB/K
WEAK
8.3 % BB Rate
AVERAGE
23.4 % K Rate
WEAK
0.886 OPS
ELITE
0.372 OBP
GREAT
0.309 AVG
ELITE
0.379 BABIP
HIGH
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  1. X. MannyM. Pina (R) Day-To-Day
  2. 1. ErikE. Kratz (R)
  3. X. NickN. Franklin (S) 60-Day DL
  4. X. StephenS. Vogt (L) 60-Day DL
First Baseman
  1. 1. JesusJ. Aguilar (R)
  2. X. EricE. Thames (L) Day-To-Day
  3. X. RyanR. Braun (R) Day-To-Day
  4. 2. TravisT. Shaw (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. TravisT. Shaw (L)
  2. 2. JonathanJ. Schoop (R)
  3. 3. HernanH. Perez (R)
  4. 4. MikeM. Moustakas (L)
  5. X. NickN. Franklin (S) 60-Day DL
  6. X. EricE. Thames (L) Day-To-Day
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  1. Christian Yelich 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Christian Yelich 2017 Preseason 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 last season. A power spike has long been expected for Yelich as he hits the ball hard, it's just that most of his batted balls are line drives and grounders. He lofted a few more balls, touching 20 percent flyballs for the first time in his career (most power hitters nestle around 40 percent). The added pop emanated from a surge to a 24 percent HR/FB mark, the 14th highest mark among qualified hitters. The safe play is to expect some give-back, dropping Yelich's homers into the low to mid-teens. Also of concern are dwindling steals as Yelich snagged just nine in 13 attempts. He's still a very solid hitter with a projectable floor. Just don't chase last season's tenuous power breakout.
  3. Christian Yelich 2016 Preseason 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 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.
  4. Christian Yelich 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Christian Yelich 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Christian Yelich 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Christian Yelich 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Doubles twice
OFMilwaukee Brewers
August 4, 2018
Yelich went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored Saturday against the Rockies.
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Homers, scores twice
OFMilwaukee Brewers
August 3, 2018
Yelich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs in Friday's win over the Rockies.
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Homers, scores three times
OFMilwaukee Brewers
August 2, 2018
Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double, solo home run and three runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers.
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Drives in three
OFMilwaukee Brewers
July 28, 2018
Yelich went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBI on Saturday against the Giants.
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Picks up three hits
OFMilwaukee Brewers
July 26, 2018
Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three runs scored and two RBI in the 7-5 win over San Francisco on Thursday.
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