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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 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

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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

Christian Yelich slugged a two-run homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs in Friday’s 5-1 win over the Rockies.

The Rockies grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning before Yelich took Jon Gray deep in the bottom of the frame. It was his sixth home run of the season and his first since way back on May 14. The 24-year-old still hits too many ground balls to be a major power producer, but he’s batting .317/.404/.502 through 62 games.
Jun 17 - 11:57 PM

Christian Yelich finished 3-for-6 with a walk-off RBI double as the Marlins edged the Pirates 4-3 in 12 innings Thursday.

With two outs and a runner on first in the 12th inning, Yelich ripped a ball into the right-center field gap that went to the wall, scoring Martin Prado from first. His three-hit night raised his batting average to .320, sixth-best in the NL among qualified hitters, and he has a .923 OPS to go with it. This could be the year the 24-year-old finally becomes a star.
Jun 3 - 12:46 AM

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

It will be his first start in over a week, as he's been battling back spasms. Yelich is in left field and hitting third against Julio Teheran and the Braves.
May 29 - 1:36 PM

Christian Yelich (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

Yelich hasn't started in over a week due to back spasms, although he has made a couple pinch-hitting appearances. It's possible he'll be back in the lineup Sunday.
May 29 - 8:27 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Don Kelly
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
5Jarred Cosart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Carter Capps