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Christian Yelich | Outfielder | #21

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 chipped in with two hits Saturday in the United States' loss to the Dominican Republic in the WBC.
He and Brandon Crawford were the only Americans with more than one hit. Yelich’s third-inning double off Edinson Volquez plated Adam Jones from third base and gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead. Yelich has gotten off to a blistering start in the WBC, connecting on three hits over his first five at-bats. Despite Saturday’s loss, the U.S. can still earn a spot in the quarterfinals by defeating Canada on Sunday. Mar 11 - 11:21 PM

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Christian Yelich hit a two-run homer Wednesday to help the Marlins beat the Astros 9-5.

The homer came off lefty Kevin Chapman. Last year, just two of Yelich's 16 homers came against left-handed pitchers. He's one of the NL's better hitter against right-handed pitchers, but there's plenty of room for him to take a step forward versus southpaws.
Mar 1 - 5:21 PM

Christian Yelich hit a two-run bomb and drew a walk as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 8-7 on Saturday.

He took Cardinals' closer Seung Hwan Oh deep with one runner aboard in the third inning. Yelich just turned 25 years old and has already been a strong major league hitter for four years. He broke out with 21 home runs last year to go with 98 RBI and a .298 batting average.
Feb 25 - 5:46 PM

Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

He made a valiant run at a .300 batting average but fell just a little short at .298 for the season. He finished at exactly .300 last year. He added 21 homers, 78 runs scored and 98 RBI in 155 games.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 07:53:00 PM

Christian Yelich had a single, two walks, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

Yelich had one of just four hits for the Marlins against Tanner Roark and company, and he manufactured the team's only run in the sixth inning when he walked, stole second and scored on a Chris Johnson single. The steal was Yelich's ninth of the year, and Yelich is batting .295/.375/.478 with 21 homers, 97 RBI and 78 runs scored in an all-around terrific year for the 24-year-old.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 08:27:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:17:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 11:07:00 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).
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:30:00 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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:49:00 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 03:57:00 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
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:24:00 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.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:03:00 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.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:51:00 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.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:36:00 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.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
3Tomas Telis
4Ramon Cabrera
5Carlos Paulino
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Ryan Jackson
4Austin Nola
5J.T. Riddle
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
2Yefri Perez
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Adam Conley
3Edinson Volquez
4Dan Straily
5Tom Koehler
6Jeff Locke
7Jose Urena
8Justin Nicolino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Brian Ellington
8Nick Wittgren
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Hunter Cervenka
11Drew Steckenrider
12Brandon Cunniff
13Kyle Lobstein
14Frank Garces