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Christian Yelich | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/5/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Marlins have opened extension talks with Christian Yelich.
They're also discussing long-term contracts with ace Jose Fernandez and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, hoping to keep the good vibes going after locking up Giancarlo Stanton in November to a record 13-year, $325 million deal. Yelich, 22, is a .285/.365/.400 career hitter with good speed and budding power. He won the 2014 National Gold Glove Award for left field. Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:31:00 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Christian Yelich has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner in left field.

Credit should be given to the voters, as Yelich is a deserving winner that was rewarded even though 2014 was his first full season. He topped Starling Marte and Justin Upton for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, two walks, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win against the Mets.

Yelich's seventh-inning RBI double proved to be the deciding factor in the win. He added in his 20th stolen base of the season, and is now slashing .292/.372/.414. Quite a solid season for the 22-year-old.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Yelich collected two singles in the game, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. He's 18-for-51 (.353) with 11 runs scored, four RBI and three steals in that span. The hot streak has his overall numbers up to .296/.375/.425 with 19 stolen bases and 87 runs scored.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in Monday's 7-1 triumph over the Angels.

Yelich never allowed the moment to overwhelm him as a 21-year-old rookie last year -- slashing .288/.370/.396 -- and he's turned into a legitimate table setter for Giancarlo Stanton in Year 2. He's getting on base at the same impressive clip, but is hitting the ball with more authority, as one might expect in his second year at the sport's highest level. Yelich owns a .289/.370/.425 slash line to go with nine homers, 76 runs, and 16 steals.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 01:33:00 AM

Christian Yelich launched a two-run home run, his only hit in four at-bats, but the Marlins lost to the Pirates on Wednesday.

The second-inning shot off of Jeff Locke was his first since July 12 and helped bring the Marlins back to within one run at 4-3 at the time. The 22-year-old has done a good job playing full-time for the Marlins, owning a .270/.353/.415 line with nine home runs, 40 RBI, and 13 stolen bases.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:14:00 PM

Christian Yelich knocked in the winning run with an RBI single in the bottom of the tenth, propelling the Marlins to a 2-1 win on Saturday.

He hit the single off of Reds reliever Sam LeCure. To that point in the game, the Marlins had only managed seven hits total. Yelich had two of them, including a double against Homer Bailey innings before his dramatics were necessary. He finished the game 2-for-4. For the season, Yelich is doing a solid job leading off for the Marlins, with a slash line of .274/.355/.412
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:51:00 AM

Christian Yelich had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

In a 1-0 game in the eighth inning, Yelich hit a run-scoring double to give the Marlins some breathing room. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. The run scored later in the inning gives him 18 runs in July, a month in which he's hitting .320. He's got a few more games left this month to add to those numbers.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-3 defeat of the Astros.

Yelich also stole a base -- his 13th of the season. The talented young outfielder has been on a tear so far in July and looks poised for a huge finish. He's now batting .280/.358/.423 in 85 total games this year.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Christian Yelich knocked in the Marlins' only run of the evening, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk overall with a stolen base in a 6-1 loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

Yelich singled in a run in the third, but that was all the Marlins could muster against Ervin Santana. The 22-year-old outfielder has had four multi-hit games out of his last five contests. He's slashing an impressive .282/.360/.430 with eight home runs, 33 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 15 attempts on the season.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Christian Yelich homered Saturday in the Marlins' loss to the Mets.

It was a solo shot off Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka in the top of the fifth inning. Yelich has been scorching hot in July and could be ready to truly blossom in the second half of the 2014 regular season.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Saturday against the Cardinals.

Yelich has hit safely in five out of six games since coming off the DL and has multi-hit games in four of them. The 22-year-old is batting .266 with seven homers, 29 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 46 runs scored over 69 games this season. He's a useful five-category contributor in mixed leagues.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 11:35:00 PM

Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

Yelich is now 7-for-22 (.318) in five games since coming back from the disabled list. The 22-year-old owns a respectable .264/.344/.418 batting line through 68 games this season. He has remained fantasy relevant with six homers, 26 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 44 runs scored.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Marlins activated OF Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list.

Yelich needed to miss only the minimum amount of time with a lower back strain. The young outfielder sports a .259/.342/.418 batting line with six homers, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases this season for the Marlins.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 09:04:00 AM

Christian Yelich (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Monday.

Yelich will play two games with Jupiter and two more with Triple-A New Orleans before being activated on Sunday, the first day he's eligible. The young outfielder is batting .259/.342/.418 with six homers, 24 RBI and 10 stolen bases this season.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Scott Sizemore
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
3Tyler Colvin
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Vinny Rottino
Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Nick Masset
7Carter Capps
8Sam Dyson
9Matt Ramsey
10Preston Claiborne