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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 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

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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

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

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
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Mike Dunn
3Kyle Barraclough
4Bryan Morris
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Brian Ellington
9Jo-Jo Reyes
10Carter Capps