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Christian Yelich | Outfielder | #21

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (23) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 plus a walk and drove in two runs in the Marlins' defeat of the Royals on Wednesday.
His single in the sixth inning plated Jose Fernandez and Dee Gordon for the game's first two runs. It turned out the Marlins would only need one of those to win the contest. It seems like he has been around for a long time but Yelich is still just 24 years old. He has developed into one of the best pure hitters in the league. He is now batting .312/.384/.493 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI in 120 games. Aug 24 - 10:08 PM

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Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

It was a quiet game on the whole for both teams in what ended as a 3-2 Marlins win, but Yelich did provide at least one shot of excitement with his first-inning solo homer off Ryan Vogelsong. The 24-year-old outfielder has put forth a fine season to date, slashing .314/.384/.498 with 15 homers and 72 RBI across 446 at-bats.
Aug 21 - 6:17 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and two RBI in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

Yelich hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning before watching the Pirates immediately take the lead back. He then tied things up with a single in the eighth before the Marlins pulled away for good in the ninth. Yelich is now up to 14 homers through 116 games this season, so he has doubled up on what he had in 126 games last year.
Aug 19 - 11:24 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Yelich continues to be the driving force of the Marlins offense, especially now that Giancarlo Stanton has been lost for the year. The homer was his 13th of the year, giving him 69 RBI and 62 runs scored. Yelich is batting a robust .316/.386/.494 overall.
Aug 16 - 10:56 PM

Christian Yelich went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Friday’s loss to the White Sox.

Yes, the golden sombrero for Yelich, who just couldn’t solve Carlos Rodon. This was the first time this season that he struck out four times in one game. The 24-year-old is hitting .320/.390/.495 on the year and has one of the league’s best hitters since the All-Star break. He should bounce back from the off night soon.
Aug 12 - 11:10 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-6 with a homer and four RBI in Monday's extra-innings loss to the Giants.

Yelich doubled in a run in the first inning, hit the second of back-to-back shots with Martin Prado in the fifth and tied the game with a two-RBI single in the seventh. The young outfielder has 14 hits in his first 32 at-bats in August to push his season line up to a blistering .327/.398/.508.
Aug 9 - 12:46 AM

Christian Yelich finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

Yelich had a pair of doubles and a run-scoring single on the night, giving him 57 RBI and 54 runs scored in 98 games played. The 24-year-old is seventh in the National League with his .320 batting average, and his .886 OPS isn't bad, either. He's part of a young core that has the Marlins in contention for a postseason spot as the calendar prepares to turn to August.
Jul 30 - 11:45 PM

Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field as he closes in on 3,000 hits.
Jul 29 - 3:11 PM

Christian Yelich kept hitting Saturday, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Mets.

Yelich now has three consecutive games of two or more hits and two runs scored, and he has multiple hits in 10 of 18 games this month. Saturday's game ran his hitting streak to a modest 10 games. Overall, the 24-year-old is hitting .326/.401/.501 with 10 homers, 54 RBI and 51 runs scored.
Jul 23 - 11:41 PM

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

His two-run blast tied the game against Logan Verrett in the bottom of the sixth inning, but New York quickly took back the lead. Yelich has now reached 10 homers for the first time in his career. He’s batting .320/.396/.499 overall.
Jul 22 - 10:50 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Yelich got the Marlins on the board in the fourth inning, swatting a solo blast off Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff. The home run was his second in three games and his ninth overall. The 24-year-old is enjoying a strong year at the dish, batting .318/.395/.486 with 52 RBI and 47 runs scored.
Jul 21 - 10:53 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI, including the game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning, as the Marlins outlasted the Phillies 2-1 on Tuesday.

The Marlins scratched out just seven hits against Vincent Velasquez and company, but Yelich came through with a two-out hit in the 10th to give the Marlins a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The homer came earlier in the game, his eighth of the year. A strong month of July has the 24-year-old's line up to .318/.396/.481 with 51 RBI, 45 runs scored and four steals overall.
Jul 20 - 12:02 AM

Christian Yelich finished 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Marlins' 6-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Yelich hit a two-run single in the top of the fifth inning and plated Yefri Perez with a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth as the Marlins took two of three over the weekend in St. Louis. Yelich is enjoying a breakout season at age 24, now with a .318/.399/.475 batting line and 48 RBI in 86 games.
Jul 17 - 5:29 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk versus the Reds on Friday.

The longball was Yelich's seventh of the season, matching his total from last year. He is sporting an excellent .316 batting average with 44 RBI on the season. He has stolen only four bases this year after stealing 16 and 21 the last two years. All of his other counting stats are on pace for career highs. He is still only 24 years old.
Jul 8 - 9:41 PM

Christian Yelich is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Monday against the Rockies.

Ichiro Suzuki will start in left field and bat leadoff versus Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Marcell Ozuna is starting in center field and batting third.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Robert Andino
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Ichiro Suzuki
2Jeff Francoeur
3Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Adam Conley
4Andrew Cashner
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Jose Urena
8Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6Nick Wittgren
7Bryan Morris