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Birth Date12-5-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2.82014
3.22015
5.32016
2.92017
4.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 MIA 21 62 273 240 34 69 12 1 4 95 31 66 1 1 0 16 10 0 .287 .370 .396 .295 18.2 -4.0 1.5
2014 MIA 22 144 660 582 94 165 30 6 9 234 70 137 3 2 54 21 7 .284 .362 .402 .286 32.0 -6.5 2.8
2015 MIA 23 126 525 476 63 143 30 2 7 198 47 101 2 0 0 44 16 5 .300 .366 .416 .288 27.8 1.7 3.2
2016 MIA 24 155 659 578 78 172 38 3 21 279 72 138 4 5 0 98 9 4 .298 .376 .483 .318 56.6 -5.0 5.3
2017 MIA 25 156 695 602 100 170 36 2 18 264 80 137 6 6 0 81 16 2 .282 .369 .439 .292 46.3 -17.3 2.9
2018 MIL 26 107 470 424 82 131 25 4 18 218 39 110 5 2 0 60 14 2 .309 .372 .514 .320 40.7 -6.2 3.6
Career7503282290245185017118771288339689211603538620.293.369.444.300221.4-37.219.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 GRB A 6 24 .324 .238 .340 .328 .272 .471 90 1.7 0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.2 2.3 0.3 2.3 0.3
2010 MRL Rk 6 26 .298 .227 .288 .324 .243 .529 92 1.2 1.1 -0.3 0.8 -0.0 2.0 0.3 2.0 0.3
2011 GRB A 122 521 .292 .260 .329 .395 .262 .373 109 17.7 15.1 -2.9 -4.3 1.4 31.3 2.8 31.3 2.8
2012 JUP A+ 106 447 .323 .251 .320 .372 .246 .397 102 31.2 13.4 0.4 -4.3 2.4 47.4 4.3 47.4 4.3
2012 MRL Rk 1 4 .183 .218 .248 .294 .214 .250 93 -0.4 0.1 0 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2012 PDD Wnt 25 99 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIA MLB 62 273 .295 .245 .307 .373 .250 .380 97 9.2 7.2 -1.5 -4.0 3.3 18.2 1.5 18.2 1.5
2013 JUP A+ 7 30 .271 .262 .335 .384 .264 .250 90 0.3 0.9 0 -1.0 0.2 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0
2013 JAX AA 49 222 .322 .240 .317 .362 .254 .346 96 14.1 6.0 -0.4 -1.7 -1.0 18.7 1.8 18.7 1.8
2013 MRL Rk 5 18 .251 .238 .302 .337 .232 .417 99 -0.2 0.5 0 2.9 -0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3
2014 MIA MLB 144 660 .286 .251 .311 .386 .261 .356 97 16 17.0 -3.7 -6.5 2.6 32.0 2.8 32.0 2.8
2014 JUP A+ 2 7 .288 .256 .321 .380 .260 .400 98 0.2 0.2 0 -0.2 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 NWO AAA 2 9 .165 .200 .281 .293 .221 .000 80 -1 0.3 0 0.4 -0.1 -0.8 -0.0 -0.8 -0.0
2015 MIA MLB 126 525 .288 .258 .317 .410 .267 .370 91 14.2 14.2 -2.1 1.7 1.4 27.8 3.2 27.8 3.2
2015 JUP A+ 3 10 .346 .227 .278 .291 .227 .500 82 0.9 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.5 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2016 MIA MLB 155 659 .318 .254 .317 .411 .264 .356 90 39 18.6 -3.3 -5.0 2.2 56.6 5.3 56.6 5.3
2017 MIA MLB 156 695 .292 .255 .324 .425 .267 .336 93 23.3 20.3 1.8 -17.3 0.8 46.3 2.9 46.3 2.9
2018 MIL MLB 107 470 .320 .249 .319 .405 .263 .379 96 28.3 13.2 -3.4 -6.2 2.6 40.7 3.6 40.7 3.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MRL Rk 26 3 9 1 1 0 3 2 7 1 0 .375 .423 .500 .125 .298 2.0 0.8 0.3
2010 GRB A 24 2 8 2 0 0 2 1 6 0 0 .348 .375 .435 .087 .324 2.3 0.4 0.3
2011 GRB A 521 73 144 32 1 15 77 55 102 32 5 .312 .388 .484 .171 .292 31.3 -4.3 2.8
2012 JUP A+ 447 76 131 29 5 12 48 49 85 20 6 .330 .404 .519 .189 .323 47.4 -4.3 4.3
2012 MRL Rk 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .183 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
2012 PDD Wnt 99 13 28 6 1 0 11 5 17 3 1 .301 .343 .387 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 JAX AA 222 33 54 13 6 7 29 26 52 5 5 .280 .365 .518 .238 .322 18.7 -1.7 1.8
2013 MIA MLB 273 34 69 12 1 4 16 31 66 10 0 .287 .370 .396 .108 .295 18.2 -4.0 1.5
2013 MRL Rk 18 2 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 .294 .333 .412 .118 .251 0.1 2.9 0.3
2013 JUP A+ 30 3 6 0 0 2 4 4 8 0 0 .231 .333 .462 .231 .271 1.4 -1.0 0.0
2014 JUP A+ 7 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 .288 0.8 -0.2 0.1
2014 NWO AAA 9 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .333 .165 -0.8 0.4 -0.0
2014 MIA MLB 660 94 165 30 6 9 54 70 137 21 7 .284 .362 .402 .119 .286 32.0 -6.5 2.8
2015 JUP A+ 10 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .333 .400 .444 .111 .346 1.6 0.0 0.2
2015 MIA MLB 525 63 143 30 2 7 44 47 101 16 5 .300 .366 .416 .116 .288 27.8 1.7 3.2
2016 MIA MLB 659 78 172 38 3 21 98 72 138 9 4 .298 .376 .483 .185 .318 56.6 -5.0 5.3
2017 MIA MLB 695 100 170 36 2 18 81 80 137 16 2 .282 .369 .439 .156 .292 46.3 -17.3 2.9
2018 MIL MLB 470 82 131 25 4 18 60 39 110 14 2 .309 .372 .514 .205 .320 40.7 -6.2 3.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 1144 0.4720 0.4161 0.7395 0.6241 0.2301 0.8457 0.4820 0.2605 553 0.003646
2014 2796 0.5043 0.3852 0.7957 0.5624 0.2049 0.8701 0.5880 0.2043 1403 0.002272
2015 2109 0.4827 0.4267 0.7756 0.6169 0.2493 0.8583 0.5846 0.2244 1027 -0.004252
2016 2701 0.4832 0.4047 0.7548 0.5962 0.2256 0.8638 0.4857 0.2452 0 0.000000
2017 2879 0.4675 0.4210 0.7781 0.6100 0.2551 0.8782 0.5678 0.2219 0 0.000000
2018 1825 0.4948 0.4411 0.7565 0.5936 0.2918 0.8694 0.5316 0.2435 0 0.000000
Career134540.48480.41350.77050.59740.24070.86650.54590.2295499.5810.0001

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-14 2014-06-29 15-DL 15 15 - Low Back Strain -
2013-04-04 2013-04-19 Minors 15 0 Left Foot Contusion Heel - -
2012-04-04 2012-04-15 Minors 11 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 MIL $1,250,000
2021 MIL $14,000,000
2020 MIL $12,500,000
2019 MIL $9,750,000
2018 MIL $7,000,000
2017 MIA $3,500,000
2016 MIA $1,000,000
2015 MIA $570,000
2014 MIA $505,000
2013 MIA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$5,575,000
2018Current$7,000,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$12,575,000
4 yrFuture$37,500,000
9 yrTotal$50,075,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 69 dParagon Sports7 years/$49.57M (2015-21), 2022 option

Details
  • 7 years/$49.57M (2015-21), plus 2022 club option. Signed extension with Miami 3/22/15, extending one-year, $0.57M deal signed 3/3/15. 15:$0.57M, 16:$1M, 17:$3.5M, 18:$7M, 19:$9.75M, 20:$12.5M, 21:$14M, 22:$15M club option, $1.25M buyout. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Miami 1/25/18.
  • 1 year/$0.505M (2014). Re-signed by Miami 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Miami 7/23/13.
  • Drafted by Florida 2010 (1-23) (Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.). $1.7M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .286 .336 .380 .265
11 vs R (Multi) .300 .384 .478 .320
18 Split (Multi) .014 .047 .098 .055
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .287 .329 .387 .265
31 vs R (2016) .301 .392 .516 .335
38 Split (2016) .015 .062 .130 .071
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just how good is Juan Soto?
(Dylan from Hartford)
Really great, so far. Our prospect team has been out in front of that hype train, but I think he's got a very high ceiling thanks to his hit tool and approach. I'd love to see him as a Christian Yelich type in the bigs ... with a chance to be better ... but I do have a little concern about early-career leg injuries. For sure, he'll make Bryce Harper's impending departure from Washington a bit more palatable. (Bryan Grosnick)
2018-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)With his move to Milwaukee, coupled with his steady hit tool progression, can Christian Yelich break into the top 25 in 2018?
(SmallMarketFan from NJ)
With a more favorable park, yes, it's entirely possible his ceiling could be .300/25/20 and a top-25 guy. However, would I pay full price for that best-case scenario? Not just yet. I like him more than PECOTA, and Yelich is outside the top-50 in ADP right now, so thatís a nice speculation as long as he isn't going in the first 2 rounds. (Kevin Jebens)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gut reaction. Where are Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich playing next season?
(aaron from MA)
Stanton will be in Boston, perhaps, and *maybe* the Phillies finally get Yelich? They've long been rumored to have their eyes on him, and if the Marlins are truly going for a festering-mold-on-the-bottom-of-the-barrel tank job, they may not care about trading him in-division. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Brett, Tommy Pham is having a great season- is this a SSS mirage or a true breakout performance?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
It's more of a breakout than a mirage, I'd say, but I'd be wary on his power. Pham has done all of this with an incredible ROI on fly balls - ONE-THIRD of them have gone for homers. And Pham only hits a fly ball 22% of the time. 53% of the time, he hits it on the ground. He'll keep that BABIP number high if over 75% of his batted balls are grounders or liners, but you won't see much power unless he turns into a clone of Christian Yelich. (Brett Cowett)
2017-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich has taken a step back offensively from his break out year of last season. His current OPS of .760 is very much in line with his 2013-2-15 seasons. Is this regression to his personal mean or has the transition to full time CFer taken a toll on him?
(Paul from DC)
I wouldn't blame a lot of it on the move to center. When you've got Ozuna and Stanton flanking you, it's not like you're running a track meet out there every night. He's cut his whiff rate down quite a bit, but the attendant reduction in ISO and increased contact has resulted in a significantly LOWER BABIP. I'd be inclined to say that it's bad luck, but his BABIP has always been crazy high--maybe this is more what he is? In any case, for a guy who never had a seasonal BABIP below .356 to now be at .315 suggests to me that there's upside. (Rob Mains)
2017-04-05 23:00:00 (link to chat)What's the difference between bat speed and power?
(Andrew from DC)
I like this question a lot, and a proper answer really could/should be left for a longer column at some point. Cliff's Notes on-the-fly version: bat speed is about the efficiency and force-creation of one's swing as much as one's physical strength, while power - at least in its raw form - is about how hard/far you can hit a ball. Power to me implies something about the swing plane: you need to have some plane and lift in a swing in order to generate power. You can have power without great bat speed by virtue of being built like a Jeep, though it's the profile of a million and six Quad-A sluggers. Bat speed, on the other hand, you can create regardless of the loft in your swing or the size of your biceps; there's no qualifier for resulting launch angle, in other words. There are plenty of hitters who generate outstanding bat speed but aren't quintessentially powerful hitters because their bat paths are flatter. Christian Yelich comes to mind (though that might be changing). When you put bat speed and power together? Then you get Robinson Cano or Miguel Cabrera or some other freakshow like that. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Kevin Newman and Austin Meadows?
(Hector from Arizona)
Newman's hit tool is legit, I just don't know if he does enough else to be more than a solid everyday guy. Meadows is a stud. I keep coming back to Christian Yelich as a comp for him. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Is this the Christian Yelich that has been expected or is this upper end best case Yelich?
(Paul from DC)
Mmm, I could watch that dude hit all day. I think there's more here offensively, but overall I think you're seeing a very good player on the upswing of his career trajectory, yeah. The power has steadily progressed into game utility, and he's such a good hitter that with another couple years of maturity I think we could see another 40-50 points of slugging in a peak season. The defense has been a little worse than projected, and the baserunning hasn't been as dynamic as anticipated, but - BUT! - he's on pace for like a 5 WARP season, and I'd wager dollars to one of those artisan donuts they sell in hip neighborhoods that this won't be the last 5 WARP season we'll see outta him.

It's getting #sensual in here. Time for the Betty Davis breaks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxKBnR_8LIM (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-25 23:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank: Nomar Mazara, Christian Yelich and Kole Calhoun? Thank you man
(Geoff from Fire Island)
Oof, that's a tough lil' group right there. If only on account of Mazara's uncertain playing time/big league roster slot once Choo is healthy, I'll begrudgingly toss him 3rd. Love Yelich and would take him above Calhoun. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)So for real... What are your thoughts on Christian Yelich?
(sgcashmere from Los Angeles)
I like Yelich, he's a phenomenal hitter, but he's just not going to hit a lot of home runs unless something drastic changes with his batted ball profile. (George Bissell)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect has the higher offensive ceiling, Bradley Zimmer or Nick Williams?
(BuckyDent from Trenton)
Williams has a higher ceiling than Zimmer, though both are very good hitters. Very different though. Even with his improved approach, Williams is still an aggressive hitter, and should be. It's part of his DNA. He's just learned how to control it. Zimmer, on the other hand, falls into the same profile as big leaguers like Christian Yelich and Nick Markakis and fellow prospects like Austin Meadows and Brandon Nimmo as big guys who don't hit for the big time power you'd expect from them but instead use a patient, balanced approach to be more well-rounded hitters. There's a lot to like with Zimmer. (Jeff Moore)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)How worried are you about Christian Yelich? How does he rank in dynasty leagues among outfielders? Thanks!
(moehk21 from Ann Arbor)
I'm not particularly worried. He missed some time due to injury and should be fine with some reps. I'd probably have him in the top 20, maybe top 25. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Christian Yelich a top 30 dynasty asset?
(JT Smooth from Other side of the pillow)
Nice User Name, I think he's landing just outside of the top 30 for me. I still like what he brings to the table but it's not a top 30 profile in my mind. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Prior to the 2014 season I thought of Nick Markakis as a reasonable comp for Christian Yelich's career path. With a first full season now under Mr. Yelich's belt, is that still a reasonable comparison? Or is there another player whom Yelich reminds you of?
(Paul from DC)
I think the early portions of Markakis' career are a reasonable expectation in terms of performance, but I'm a Yelich honk and I wouldn't be surprised if he surpassed that type of production. Yelich has a chance to be a star in this game...as early as this year. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Better young outfield now and in the future. Gregory Polanco, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte vs. Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Gincarlo Stanton?
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
Pirates now, maybe Marlins next year, Pirates after that. Because are we to assume Stanton stays in Miami? Because with five bazillion trade rumors in the last two years, one of 'em's gotta be true. (Matt Sussman)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)I recently traded Wilin Rosario and Starlin Castro for Christian Yelich and a future draft pick. Good move? And in how many years does Ryan McMahon take over the catching duties in Colorado? P.S. Thank you for the chat.
(Drew from Rockford, IL)
I'm the president of the Starlin Castro fan club, but objectively I don't like this deal too much. I think Castro has more value than Yelich short and long term. Don't think McMahon catches in Colorado, really like his profile however. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich sure can hit, but where's the homerun power?
(Luc from Atlanta)
We're giving up on Yelich's power already? He's 22 and has 79 major league games to his credit. Please repeat after me: not every prospect is Bryce Harper.

Yes, Yelich's power hasn't kicked in yet. That also happens when your organization rushes you to the majors. He's doing a damn good job of holding his own despite getting just 49 games in the high minors. Power is usually the last tool to develop, especially on young guys who are still filling out their frame. Yelich is a bit of a string bean. He'll fill out. Plus that home park doesn't help. He won't be a big time power guy but he's got 15 a season in there somewhere. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing the chat, Mauricio. Could you rank these OF based on offensive production five years from now - Christian Yelich, Gregory Polanco, Albert Almora, Clint Frazier, David Dahl.
(Luke from Schenectady)
Yellich - Frazier - Dahl - Almora - Polanco, but I think it's tight. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a 17 auction keeper/snake supplemental draft H2H 5x5 Cuts need to be made (guys on the block) Starlin castro 25$ Chase Headley 22$ Christian Yelich 9$ Denard Span 1$ I think I may attempt to release and redraft Castro (is this a good 2014 move with some decent options like Brad Miller in auction if this fails) and Christian Yelich.. PECOTA doesnt really have him setting the world on fire and hes not the greatest against lefties. For category sake (steals .BA) is span the better value at 1$
(dancini from Pittsburgh)
Yeah I think so. Span is going to hit around .280 with 20 steals this year. Castro is too expensive and Yellich is too far away. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)When will Christian Yelich become a 20(hr) 20(sb) guy, this year or next ... or never?
(Luc from Georgia)
it could take a while. he doesn't hit lefties and he's still just 22. plus that park is tough on power. (Paul Sporer)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)what do you think is the most interesting position battle this spring in terms of fantasy impact.
(higgsboson from guelph)
I want to see what happens in the Marlins outfield. Brian Bogusevic really intrigues me as a deep league power/speed sleeper, and Christian Yelich might start in the minors but could also get the call. Marcell Ozuna is kind of underrated in deeper leagues as well. There are a lot of non-Giancarlo Stanton options in this outfield who could provide fantasy impact or not depending on how the battles shake out. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)I have Yelich, Marisnick, AND Ozuna in an inherited 10-team 40-keeper dynasty. How many of them do I keep vs redrafting? I'm not expecting to be competitive in 2014.
(dohogne from Phoenix)
I would keep Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick. Marcel Ozuna could be a solid regular, but could also be on the outside looking in. The other two are good enough that you should keep them based on the skills/upside and hope for the best given your non-competitive footing. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Christian Yelich? What is a realistic stat line for him in 2014? What about in his prime?
(Ben from Panama City)
I saw Yelich at the Futures Game this year and couldn't believe how poised he looked for such a young player. I think some of the power comes next year and a 15 HR/15 SB line is entirely possible. In his prime, 25 HR/15 SB with a .280 BA is what I would be looking at. Yelich impressed me. He is still a work in progress, but I see good things in his future. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)List 5 hitters and pitchers that you feel could be breakout players in 2014. Thanks for the chat, Mike!
(Brett from The Office)
Hi Brett.

Hitters: Christian Yelich, Billy Hamilton, Oscar Taveras, Avisail Garcia, Josmil Pinto.

Pitchers: Jameson Taillon, Rafael Montero, Drew Smyly, Jimmy Nelson, Taijuan Walker. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-27 13:15:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich has been selected to play in the Future's Game. Love the guy, but he hasn't played in like a month. And that's after he missed games to start the season. He also missed a bunch of games in 2012. As justifiably a top rated prospect, is it time we faced the fact he lacks that 6th tool, staying healthy?
(Paul from DC)
Certainly too soon to consign him to the Jeremy Hermida Memorial Wing of Perpetually Fragile Florida Prospects, but it's something to monitor. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)when will c.yelich be called up?
(millerarm from nashville)
Hi millerarm

I don't know. We do know that the Marlins aren't afraid to promote their best players regardless of Super 2 status/monetary concerns so if Christian Yelich continues to perform we could see him this summer. My educated guess is August but if Yelich gets hot that could escalate quickly. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Christian Yelich the real deal Holyfield?
(nubber from tx)
Yes. He can absolutely rake. Remember: good hitters f*cking hit. He hits. He's going to hit. Good times. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Christian Yelich will be promoted this season considering the Marlins aggressiveness with Jose Fernandez?
(nubber from tx)
I couldn't even begin to predict what the Marlins are going to do, but I do think Yelich is likely for a cup of coffee this season. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)If Christian Yelich tears it up in AA, will the Marlins really wait until August to call him up? Especially since keeping Juan Pierre around is pointless. Thanks!
(Christopher from TN)
Yelich is on the fast-track, and given the fact that he plays for the Marlins, I'm surprised he isn't starting the year with the major league club. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich is having a fabulous Spring Training with the Marlins. For contract reasons we all know he won't make the team come Opening Day. But after Stanton, he's the best position player anywhere in the entire organization, isn't he? Though that might not be saying more about the Marlins than it is about Yelich.
(Paul from DC)
Stanton is definitely No. 1, and I guess you could make an argument for Yelich as No. 2 right now. PECOTA says Justin Ruggiano should be a 2+ win player this year, which is a nice development for them. But I wouldn't be stunned if Yelich could come up now and outplay that.

By the way, Placido Polanco is third on that list. So yeah, that says something about the Marlins. (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)With Christian Yelich getting more spring training playing time so far than any other outfielder on the Marlins (and doing quite well too), is there any chance at all that he makes the team either out of Spring Training or soon after the Super 2 arbitration cut point in May?
(Paul from DC)
Hi Paul! Yelich has been impressive, but he'll be lucky to be anything more than a September callup. Marlins ain't gonna rush him. (Paul Singman)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these prospects make a difference this year? Gary Brown, Darrin Ruf, Wilmer Flores, Christian Yelich, or Kolten Wong.
(Frederick from The Hills)
Ruf is the closest to the bigs, so there's a good chance we'll see him a bunch this year. Seems unlikely any of the others make an Opening Day Roster, but Kolten Wong is interesting given St. Louis' void at second base. Flores could stand a mid-to-late season chance with the Mets in a similar boat. Brown could be late season, Yelich is probably still a year off. (Derek Carty)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich had an excellent year in the A+ Florida League and then followed it up with a very unexciting, but not bad, season in the AFL. How much of an impact does a so-so 20 games in Phoenix have on Yelich's status as a prospect?
(Paul from DC)
The results don't mean much, if anything, at all. Scouts want to see the mechanics, how he deals with a tough game or two, how he reacts to left-handed breaking balls and good RH changeups, things like that. Also, with Yelich, his defense in the outfield and what the chances are he can stick out there are critical aspects that scouts wanted to see in Arizona. I don't think the AFL changes anyone's mind about a prospect unless they haven't seen him for some time. (Jason A. Churchill)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is an upside projection/comparison of the Marlin's Christian Yelich someone like Nick Markakis?
(Paul from DC)
Yeah, I think Yelich profiles as a .285+ hitter with 10-15 HR and a ton of doubles. It's also not out of the question that he develops into a .300 hitter. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your top Marlin prospect heading into 2013, the hard throwing Jose Fernandez or the sweet swinging Christian Yelich?
(Paul from DC)
Yelich remains atop the Marlins rankings for me, but Fernandez is a hell of a number-two. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich is putting up a pretty good hitting line so far in the Florida League. But how has his defense in Center? Is there even a 5 or 10% chance he gets a cup of coffee with the Marlins in September?
(Paul from DC)
Utterly no chance at the big leagues. It serves no purpose, he'd get destroyed there, and he's not even on the 40-man. He's going to end up profiling better in a corner than in center. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there anyone stopping Christian Yelich from taking over as the Marlin's starting left fielder come 2014?
(Paul from DC)
I think some of Yelich's timetable depends on the progress, or lack thereof, Sanchez and Morrison make. If Sanchez tanks and Morrison slides to first, left field is Yelich's for the taking. If Morrison sticks in left, that complicates things. I don't think Yelich is going to be a big-league center fielder. (Bradley Ankrom)


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