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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
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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

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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

Christian Yelich (hip) said Wednesday that he expects to avoid the disabled list.

Yelich exited Tuesday's game with right hip flexor tightness and he is not in the Marlins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Oakland, but the issue is not believed to be serious. Marlins president Michael Hill echoed Yelich's optimism. Consider the center fielder day-to-day.
May 24 - 2:02 PM

Christian Yelich (hip) is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Athletics.

No surprise after he left Tuesday night's game with a right hip flexor injury. Yelich is considered day-to-day for now. Marcell Ozuna is in center field, Tyler Moore is in left field, and Ichiro Suzuki is in right field on Wednesday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum. Giancarlo Stanton is serving as the Marlins' designated hitter and will bat second against A's right-hander Sonny Gray.
May 24 - 1:13 PM

Christian Yelich exited Tuesday's game versus the Athletics with a right hip flexor injury.

It's unclear when Yelich suffered the injury, and it seems like he was lifted for precautionary reasons. The Marlins are listing him as day-to-day. Yelich had a single and scored a run in five plate appearances Tuesday before departing.
May 24 - 2:10 AM

Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

Yelich uncoiled for a solo home run off Hyun-Jin Ryu in the third inning. He is working to a pedestrian .273/.327/.409 triple-slash through 154 at-bats, though his counting stats (six homers, 21 RBI, 27 runs scored) are respectable enough.
May 19 - 1:42 AM

Christian Yelich struck out in all three of his plate appearances Tuesday against the Astros.

He's struck out five times in the last two games. Yelich has hardly been the reason for the Marlins' struggles, but he's been a relative disappointment so far, as well, with a .279/.331/.401 batting line.
May 16 - 10:17 PM

Christian Yelich was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

Yelich had some choice words for the home plate umpire after a called third strike in the bottom of the first inning. Marlins manager Don Mattingly was also ejected, which marks two ejections in two nights for him. Ichiro Suzuki took over in center field for the Marlins on Tuesday.
May 9 - 7:29 PM

Christian Yelich will bat second Monday against the Cardinals.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly is switching things up with Martin Prado (hamstring) headed back to the disabled list. In addition to Yelich hitting second, Marcell Ozuna will move into the No. 3 spot. Derek Dietrich will start at third base and bat seventh.

Christian Yelich (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored Sunday in his return to the lineup against the Mets.

Yelich was held out of Saturday's lineup with mild hamstring tightness, but it's not a major concern. The 25-year-old is batting .271/.326/.390 with four home runs, 18 RBI, and three stolen bases through 29 games this season.
May 8 - 10:02 AM

Christian Yelich (hamstring) is not in the Marlins' lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Yelich is dealing with mild hamstring tightness. With Yelich getting a breather, Ichiro Suzuki will make the start in center field and bat seventh against Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman. Adeiny Hechavarria is also sitting for the Fish, though his absence does not appear to be injury-related.
May 6 - 5:46 PM

Christian Yelich went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Pirates.

Yelich had three singles and a double. With back-to-back multi-hit games, the 25-year-old has improved his batting average from .263 to .303.
Apr 28 - 11:57 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.

Strong effort in a losing cause by Yelich, who came through with an RBI single against Felix Hernandez in the first inning and a solo home run in the fifth. Both of those hits came against M's ace Felix Hernandez. The homer was his fourth of the season. Three of those have come in Yelich's last five games.
Apr 19 - 8:00 PM

Christian Yelich launched a two-run homer in Saturday's win against the Mets, his only hit in four at-bats.

Yelich is starting to heat up, as he has now driven in at least one run in three consecutive outings. Fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad, as Yelich has struck out at least once in 10 of his first 11 outings and 14 times in his first 48 at-bats. It's still early, so don't be terribly concerned about his .229 average. By the time the season really heats up he'll be one of the better hitters and fantasy options in the National League.
Apr 15 - 10:56 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and three runs scored Tuesday against the Braves.

Yelich has been off to a quiet start after his strong WBC, but this pushes his average up to .281. He'll be one of the NL's better hitters when all is said and done.
Apr 11 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Christian Colon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3J.T. Riddle
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Edinson Volquez
3Dan Straily
4Jeff Locke
5Jose Urena
6Justin Nicolino
7Tom Koehler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Nick Wittgren
8Jarlin Garcia
9Brian Ellington
10Vance Worley