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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
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Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 and slugged his 21st home run of the season as the Marlins topped the Nationals 7-4 in Washington on Friday evening.
Yelich delivered a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then added a solo shot in the seventh that increased the Marlins' advantage to 6-4. The 24-year-old has had a terrific season at the dish, slashing .294/.372/.478 with 21 long balls, 99 RBI and eight stolen bases. He'll be an extremely popular commodity heading into next spring's fantasy drafts. Oct 1 - 1:17 AM

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Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

The seventh inning blast came off Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer. It was Yelich's only hit of the game and one of only four the Marlins turned in on a rough night in Miami. The 24-year-old Yelich is maturing into one of the better hitters in baseball. Overall he has a .299 batting average with 20 home runs and 95 RBI in 548 at-bats. The batting average is right near his career norm, but his home run power has taken a major step forward. He hit only seven homers last year and nine the year before.
Sep 21 - 11:07 PM

Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer off Hector Neris in the eighth to help the Marlins beat the Phillies 5-4 on Sunday.

Yelich is batting an even .300 with 19 homers. No Marlin has finished with a .300 average and 20 homers since Hanley Ramirez in 2010 (his fourth straight season of reaching those milestones).
Sep 18 - 5:30 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and a run scored to aid in the Marlins' 7-5 win over the Braves on Tuesday.

Yelich now has multiple hits and at least one run driven in in four of his last five games, picking up the slack in the middle of the Marlins' order. He's got 91 RBI overall, seventh-most in the National League. Without a lot of fanfare, the 24-year-old is hitting a productive .306/.381/.486 with 18 homers, 72 runs scored and eight steals through 139 games this year.
Sep 13 - 11:49 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

Yelich came through with an RBI single off Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning. They would score twice more before the end of the game, but one run was really all a lights-out Jose Urena needed in the 3-0 victory. The 2016 season has been a strong one for Yelich, who is hitting .303/.377/.484 with 18 homers and 88 RBI over 515 at-bats.
Sep 11 - 3:57 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are likely to play Christian Yelich in center field and Marcell Ozuna in left next season.

Yelich has shifted over to center this month after Ozuna tweaked his wrist and manager Don Mattingly has liked his range there better than Ozuna's. Ozuna has been playing right field the last couple days but is looking like the long-term left fielder once Giancarlo Stanton (groin) is back.
Source: Miami Herald
Sep 11 - 11:24 AM

Christian Yelich finished 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two stolen bases to lead the Marlins past the Mets 6-4 on Thursday.

With Giancarlo Stanton done for the year, Marcell Ozuna sidelined and Dee Gordon not hitting, Yelich has had to take the offense on his shoulders. He's done just that in recent days, homering in three straight games and going 6-for-10 with seven RBI and four runs scored. The 24-year-old is batting a robust .310/.386/.499 with 18 homers, 83 RBI, 70 runs scored and eight steals overall.
Sep 1 - 11:03 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

The longball tied the game in the sixth inning but it was all for naught as the Mets later pulled away. The 24-year-old Yelich has a .306 batting average with 17 home runs and 79 RBI for the season. He has always hit for average but has made power a new dimension to his game this year. He has homered in both games since being moved into the cleanup slot yesterday.
Aug 31 - 10:51 PM

Christian Yelich hit his 16th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

Yelich hit the homer, a two-run shot off Mets starter Seth Lugo, in the first inning. The 24-year-old has struggled, relatively speaking, in the month of August, batting .261, but he's hit six homers with 21 RBI and 12 runs scored. He's got 16 bombs and six steals to go with a .304/.381/.484 line overall.
Aug 30 - 10:36 PM

Christian Yelich will hit cleanup Tuesday against the Mets.

Yelich has made all 120 of his starts out of the No. 3 spot this season, but Marlins manager Don Mattingly is trying to do something to wake up his struggling lineup. Marcell Ozuna will bat second Tuesday while Martin Prado will slide into the No. 3 spot.
Aug 30 - 3:32 PM

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

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