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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 (back) remains out of the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.
Yelich has been sidelined for the past week with back spasms, but did appear as a pinch hitter on Friday night. He's inching closer to a return. May 28 - 12:58 PM

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Christian Yelich (back) took batting practice on the field Friday.

He remains out of the lineup, but it does appear some progress is being made. Yelich returning to action sometime over the weekend would appear to be realistic.
May 27 - 5:55 PM

Christian Yelich (back) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Friday.

He's now missed six games with back spasms. Yelich has some history with back issues, although it doesn't appear at this point the disabled list is being considered. Cole Gillespie will start in left field again.
May 27 - 2:59 PM

Christian Yelich (back) is out again Thursday.

This will be the fifth game in a row that Yelich has missed with what the Marlins originally labeled back spasms. It's probably something a little more serious than that. Derek Dietrich is starting in left field in a very patchwork lineup for the Fish on Thursday afternoon against the Rays.
May 26 - 10:52 AM

Christian Yelich (back) remains out of the Marlins' starting lineup on Wednesday in Tampa Bay.

Yelich has now missed four straight games with what's being called "back spasms." Cole Gillespie will start in left field and bat eighth against Matt Andriese.
May 25 - 2:41 PM

Christian Yelich (back) is out of the Marlins' lineup again Tuesday against the Rays.

Yelich has missed three straight starts with back spasms. He was announced as a pinch-hitter Monday, but Cole Gillespie ultimately took the at-bat. He remains day-to-day. The hot-hitting Ichiro Suzuki will continue to play left field. He's batting leadoff Tuesday against right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
May 24 - 10:13 AM

Christian Yelich (back) is out of the Marlins' lineup again on Monday against the Rays.

Ichiro Suzuki will start in left field and bat leadoff versus Rays left-hander Matt Moore. J.T. Realmuto is batting third in the series opener at Marlins Park.
May 23 - 3:18 PM

Christian Yelich (back) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

Yelich was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to back spasms and apparently still isn't ready to play. Ichiro Suzuki will again handle left field. The Marlins are also resting J.T. Realmuto, as Jeff Mathis is doing the catching.
May 22 - 10:46 AM

Christian Yelich (back) was scratched from Saturday's game against the Nationals.

He's dealing with back spasms. Ichiro Suzuki will grab the start at left field and hit leadoff. Though the injury doesn't appear to be serious, losing Yelich for any amount of time is a blow to fantasy owners. The 24-year-old is having the best year of his career, hitting .320 with a spectacular .420 OBP. Until we hear more, consider him day-to-day.
May 21 - 5:57 PM

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

His first-inning blast off Vincent Velasquez landed in the upper deck in right field and traveled an estimated distance of 468 feet. Giancarlo Stanton (who else?) later outdid him with an even longer blast. After collecting just three home runs over his first 163 games at Marlins Park, Yelich has hit three of them in his last four games there. That's encouraging. He’ll need to hit the ball in the air more often to be a true power threat, but it’s obvious that the potential is there. The 24-year-old is off to a brilliant start this season, batting .337/.445/.541 through 28 games.
May 6 - 10:36 PM

Christian Yelich hit a two-run home run and the Marlins shut out the Diamondbacks 4-0 on Thursday.

Yelich connected in the eighth inning for his second homer in three games. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The outfielder has cooled slightly after a torrid start but is still hitting .330/.443/.511 with three homers, 14 RBI and 16 runs scored overall.
May 5 - 11:25 PM

Christian Yelich is absent from the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day off. Ichiro Suzuki is in left field and batting leadoff for the Marlins.
May 1 - 12:24 PM

Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 7-2 loss against the Giants.

Yelich has quietly put up a monster month of April. The Marlins' poor start to the season likely has a lot to do with the lack of hype. He's gotten on base in all 16 games this season and is hitting .396/.529/.585 with 15 walks and 10 strikeouts. This could be his breakout campaign.
Apr 24 - 1:50 AM

Christian Yelich doubled three times Friday in the loss to the Giants.

Those were the Marlins' only extra-base hits in the game and the two batters surrounding Yelich in the order went 0-for-8, so Yelich ended the night with one run scored and no RBI. Still, he's really tearing it up right now, with a .400 average and an 1.130 OPS after 50 at-bats. He might make a run at a batting title.
Apr 23 - 1:31 AM

Christian Yelich went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

Yelich also walked twice in the contest. He wouldn't hit his solo homer until the ninth inning, when he teed off on a Jonathan Papelbon offering. That inched the Marlins to within 4-2, but Paps would close the proceedings out without allowing further damage. Yelich hit .300/.366/.416 with seven homers, 44 RBI and 16 steals across 476 at-bats in 2015. He has breakout potential for 2016.
Apr 10 - 4:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Edwin Jackson
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Kyle Barraclough
8Jose Urena
9Carter Capps
10Nefi Ogando
11Nick Wittgren