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Christian Yelich | Outfielder | #21

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 199
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 with a single, a walk, and two RBI in Friday’s victory over the Reds.
Yelich plated a run on a ground out in the first inning before collecting an RBI single in the seventh. This was his first multi-RBI game since July 4. The 25-year-old has picked things up on the batting average front over the past two months, but he hasn’t shown the same power we saw last year. Jul 22 - 12:20 AM

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Christian Yelich enjoyed a three-hit game Saturday against the Dodgers.

With rumors about Yelich being a potential trade target for teams, the 25-year-old just continues to hit, registering his fifth multi-hit game in his last six contests. That's raised his overall line to .285/.362/.408 through 86 games. The Phillies are at least one team known to be interested, but it's still very much unclear whether the Marlins will part with Yelich prior to this month's trade deadline.
Jul 15 - 11:54 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Phillies have been "vocal" about their desire to acquire Christian Yelich.

Per Rosenthal, the Phillies would be willing to take on another contract in addition in order to acquire Yelich. There is no smoke around a trade in the immediate future, but Yelich figures to be a popular name around the deadline should the Marlins start kicking the tires on a deal. The 25-year-old outfielder was hitting .280/.359/.406 with eight homers, 43 RBI and eight steals in 84 games prior to the All-Star break.
Jul 12 - 9:46 PM

Christian Yelich hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the Marlins' 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Yelich took Lance Lynn deep to left-center field in the top of the sixth inning to put Miami up 3-2 on the host Cardinals. It was the only hit of the game for the 25-year-old outfielder, who finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with three RBI. He's batting .276/.357/.399 with eight home runs and 41 RBI in 79 games this season for Miami.
Jul 4 - 5:31 PM

Christian Yelich went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a steal and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

This was the second four-hit showing of the season for Yelich. The outfielder is working to a .280/.361/.396 triple-slash with seven homers, 38 RBI and 52 runs scored across 293 at-bats. He has swiped eight bases in that space.
Jul 2 - 6:47 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Marlins topped the Mets 6-3 on Tuesday.

Yelich delivered a two-run single in the seventh inning, increasing the Marlins' advantage to 6-3. The 25-year-old outfielder is now hitting .274/.354/.394 with seven homers, 37 RBI and seven stolen bases on the season.
Jun 28 - 12:05 AM

Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Yelich and Dee Gordon are both getting days off with the Cubs throwing lefty Mike Montgomery. Ichiro Suzuki is in center field and Derek Dietrich is at second base.
Jun 25 - 11:07 AM

Christian Yelich had three hits and three RBI against the Braves on Friday.

Yelich hasn't really struggled at any point this year, but neither has he been able to get hot for a spell; his OPS has been hanging right around .750 for a month and a half now. He's too talented not to be better the rest of the way, but to really take a step forward, he needs to hit the ball on the ground less frequently.
Jun 17 - 12:34 AM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored Wednesday in the Marlins' defeat of the Athletics.

Yelich smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning and took a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth. The 25-year-old center fielder is batting .267/.343/.392 with seven home runs, 29 RBI, seven stolen bases, and 41 runs scored in 62 games this season for Miami. We're still waiting for him to truly catch fire.
Jun 14 - 4:22 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

Yelich got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning, one of two doubles on the night. He came around to score on a Derek Dietrich double later in the frame. Through 57 games, the 25-year-old is hitting .267/.348/.406 with seven homers and six steals.
Jun 8 - 11:33 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins will be "willing to listen" to trade offers for Christian Yelich, J.T. Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna.

This is assuming they don't climb back into playoff contention, which seems highly unlikely. The Marlins shopped Ozuna over the winter, so his inclusion in trade rumors is no surprise. Putting Yelich and Realmuto on the block, however, would appear to be a shift in thinking, and both players would figure to bring back quite a haul. Yelich is in year three of a seven-year, $49.57 million contract that also includes a $15 million club option for 2022. Realmuto will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. The Marlins, which are set to go through an ownership change, undoubtedly would listen to overtures for Giancarlo Stanton, as well, but he has $295 million remaining on his contract and a full no-trade clause, which will be tough to navigate. Rosenthal suspects that it's more likely Stanton gets moved over the offseason.
Jun 4 - 9:26 AM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

He's now a perfect 5-for-5 in steals this year after swiping second base off the battery of Randall Delgado and Jeff Mathis. Yelich went cold near the end of May, but he's now got hits in eight of his last 10 games. That has his line up to .270/.349/.410 in 52 games overall.
Jun 3 - 9:37 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday versus the Diamondbacks.

It was his seventh home run of the season, but just his third in his last 36 games. The 25-year-old has started the year slow with a .265 batting average and a .755 OPS, but we’re expecting much better moving forward.
Jun 2 - 11:59 PM

Christian Yelich (hip) went 3-for-3 with three doubles, a walk, and two runs scored in his return to action Friday against the Angels.

Yelich didn’t play Wednesday after leaving Tuesday’s game with right hip flexor tightness, but he should be good to go moving forward. This was his first multi-hit game since May 12.
May 27 - 12:06 AM

Christian Yelich (hip) is back in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

Yelich hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game with right hip flexor tightness, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. He's in center field and batting third against Jesse Chavez and the Angels.
May 26 - 2:50 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Edinson Volquez
3Dan Straily
4Jose Urena
5Tom Koehler
6Chris O'Grady
7Adam Conley
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4Junichi Tazawa
5Dustin McGowan
6Nick Wittgren
7Jarlin Garcia
8Vance Worley
9Brian Ellington