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Christian Yelich

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Milwaukee Brewers

2018 Stats

AVG

.281

HR

5

RBI

19

R

22

SB

3

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

While he's still just 26 years old, Yelich has already built a remarkable track record of consistency at the big-league level. His strikeout rate has ranged from 19.2 percent to 20.9 percent over the ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 199   DOB: 12/5/1991   BORN: Thousand Oaks, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Yelich Contract Information:

Signed seven-year, $49.5 million contract with the Marlins in March of 2015. Traded to the Brewers in January of 2018.

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Christian Yelich Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 18 R GUL 6 26 24 3 9 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 .375 .423 .500 .923
2010 18 A GRE 6 24 23 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .348 .375 .435 .810
2011 19 A GRE 122 521 461 73 144 48 32 1 15 77 32 5 55 102 0 2 3 .312 .388 .484 .872
2012 20 R GUL 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2012 20 A+ JUP 106 447 397 76 131 46 29 5 12 48 20 6 49 85 1 0 0 .330 .404 .519 .923
2013 21 R GUL 5 18 17 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .294 .333 .412 .745
2013 21 A+ JUP 7 30 26 3 6 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 .231 .333 .462 .795
2013 21 AA JAC 49 222 193 33 54 26 13 6 7 29 5 5 26 52 0 2 1 .280 .365 .518 .883
2013 21 MAJ MIA 62 273 240 34 69 17 12 1 4 16 10 0 31 66 0 1 1 .288 .370 .396 .766
2014 22 A+ JUP 2 7 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .762
2014 22 AAA NEW 2 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .111 .111 .444 .555
2014 22 MAJ MIA 144 660 582 94 165 45 30 6 9 54 21 7 70 137 3 2 3 .284 .362 .402 .764
2015 23 A+ JUP 3 10 9 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
2015 23 MAJ MIA 126 525 476 63 143 39 30 2 7 44 16 5 47 101 0 0 2 .300 .366 .416 .782
2016 24 MAJ MIA 155 659 578 78 172 62 38 3 21 98 9 4 72 138 0 5 4 .298 .376 .483 .859
2017 25 MAJ MIA 156 694 602 100 170 56 36 2 18 81 16 2 80 137 0 6 6 .282 .369 .439 .808
2018 26 MAJ MIL 37 161 146 22 41 12 6 1 5 19 3 1 13 37 0 1 1 .281 .342 .438 .780
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3-Year Averages     145 625 552 80 161 51 34 2 15 74 13 3 66 125 0 3 4 .292 .370 .442 .812
Career  (View All)     680 2,972 2,624 391 760 231 152 15 64 312 75 19 313 616 3 15 17 .290 .367 .432 .799

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Christian Yelich Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 22 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .342 .438 .780
May. 21 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .350 .451 .801
May. 20 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .353 .457 .810
May. 19 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .362 .470 .832
May. 18 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .366 .454 .820
May. 16 @Ari 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .357 .452 .809
May. 15 @Ari 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .363 .438 .801
May. 14 @Ari 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .299 .366 .436 .802
May. 13 @Col 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .357 .426 .783
May. 12 @Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .355 .418 .773
May. 11 @Col 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .292 .367 .434 .801
May. 10 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .368 .446 .814
May. 9 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .299 .367 .454 .821
May. 8 Cle 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .371 .462 .833
May. 6 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .356 .449 .805
May. 5 Pit 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .367 .465 .832
May. 4 Pit 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .362 .463 .825
May. 2 @Cin 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .360 .462 .822
May. 1 @Cin 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .357 .411 .768
Apr. 30 @Cin 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .350 .414 .764
Apr. 29 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .347 .415 .762
Apr. 28 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .352 .426 .778
Apr. 27 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 .281 .373 .456 .829
Apr. 26 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .397 .481 .878
Apr. 25 @KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .424 .520 .944
Apr. 24 @KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .407 .532 .939
Apr. 22 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .571 1.000
Apr. 21 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .444 .526 .970
Apr. 20 Mia 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .382 .488 .588 1.076
Apr. 19 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .444 .531 .975
Last 7 Games 29 4 6 1 0 2 4 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .233 .448 .681
Last 14 Games 57 6 16 2 0 2 8 3 16 2 0 0 1 0 .281 .311 .421 .732
Last 30 Games 118 16 30 4 1 4 14 10 30 3 1 1 1 0 .254 .315 .407 .722

Christian Yelich: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 37 30 3 11
2017 155 155
2016 149 120 31 1
2015 124 103 36
2014 144 138 12
2013 62 59 5

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Christian Yelich Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018464171.239.326.576
2017158203182.266.392.722
201615072251.287.387.716

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018100184122.300.490.871
201744480156314.288.455.837
20164287119738.301.516.908

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018558260.273.455.809
2017284437339.271.401.757
2016272358403.272.415.774

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201891143133.286.429.762
20173185711487.292.472.852
20163064313586.320.542.934
Christian Yelich vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Zack Godley AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .667

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Christian Yelich Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 18 R GUL 26 24 7.7% 26.9% 0.29 71% .529 .125
2010 18 A GRE 24 23 4.2% 25% 0.17 74% .471 .087
2011 19 A GRE 521 461 10.6% 19.6% 0.54 78% .373 .172
2012 20 R GUL 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2012 20 A+ JUP 447 397 11% 19% 0.58 79% .397 .189
2013 21 R GUL 18 17 5.6% 27.8% 0.20 71% .417 .118
2013 21 A+ JUP 30 26 13.3% 26.7% 0.50 69% .250 .231
2013 21 AA JAC 222 193 11.7% 23.4% 0.50 73% .346 .238
2013 21 MAJ MIA 273 240 11.4% 24.2% 0.47 73% .380 .108
2014 22 A+ JUP 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .400 .000
2014 22 AAA NEW 9 9 0% 55.6% 0.00 44% .000 .333
2014 22 MAJ MIA 660 582 10.6% 20.8% 0.51 76% .356 .118
2015 23 A+ JUP 10 9 10% 30% 0.33 67% .500 .111
2015 23 MAJ MIA 525 476 9% 19.2% 0.47 79% .370 .116
2016 24 MAJ MIA 659 578 10.9% 20.9% 0.52 76% .356 .185
2017 25 MAJ MIA 694 602 11.5% 19.7% 0.58 77% .336 .157
2018 26 MAJ MIL 161 146 8.1% 23% 0.35 75% .343 .157
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3-Year Averages     625 552 10.6% 20% 0.53 77% .352 .150
Career     2,972 2,624 10.5% 20.7% 0.51 77% .355 .142

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Christian Yelich Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2015 786.7 13 3 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1061 6 6 6 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 97 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2015 282.7 -5 - -4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 258 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1368.7 -6 27 2 -6 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 63 0 - 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Christian Yelich    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
8.1% BB Rate
AVERAGE
23.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.780 OPS
AVERAGE
.342 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.281 AVG
GOOD
.343 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.438 SLG
AVERAGE
.157 ISO
WEAK

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Christian Yelich: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Yelich went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

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Yelich is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.

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Yelich has gone 14-for-40 (.350) with a home run, two RBI, and a 3:8 BB:K over his last 10 games.

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Yelich went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.

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Yelich went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and three strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

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Yelich will bat second in the order and man center field against Cincinnati on Wednesday.

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Yelich (oblique) was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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The Brewers want Yelich (oblique) to complete full pregame activities two or three days in a row before activating him from the disabled list, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Yelich (oblique) is not quite at 100 percent and will not be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Yelich (oblique) got through a batting practice session without issues Friday and is hopeful he can return Sunday, the first day he is eligible, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Coming into the 2016 campaign, Yelich totaled 20 homers in 1,458 career plate appearances with the Marlins. He matched that, then added another for good luck, sending 21 long balls out of the yard last season. A power spike has long been expected for Yelich as he hits the ball hard, it's just that most of his batted balls are line drives and grounders. He lofted a few more balls, touching 20 percent flyballs for the first time in his career (most power hitters nestle around 40 percent). The added pop emanated from a surge to a 24 percent HR/FB mark, the 14th highest mark among qualified hitters. The safe play is to expect some give-back, dropping Yelich's homers into the low to mid-teens. Also of concern are dwindling steals as Yelich snagged just nine in 13 attempts. He's still a very solid hitter with a projectable floor. Just don't chase last season's tenuous power breakout.

2016

Yelich’s gap-to-gap power continues to play well in cavernous Marlins Park, as the youngster recorded his first .300 season and smacked 30 doubles for a second consecutive season in 2015. Yelich has been remarkably consistent in his three-year career, recording a 117 wRC+ in each one. Unfortunately, what Marlins Park gives in doubles, it takes away in home runs, as Yelich has mustered just three of his 20 career home runs at his home park. He hit seven last year and has a career high of nine, and as long as he is playing in Miami, he’ll struggle to reach double digits. He makes up for it with loads of groundball base hits — he hits four groundballs for every fly ball. He stole 16 bases in 2015 and has 37 in the past two years, and should be expected to keep running with the Marlins going forward.

2015

Yelich backed up his strong finish to the 2013 season with a sophomore breakout at age 22. He truly arrived down the stretch, catching fire during a .339/.425/.459 August as he put up his first 20-steal steal season, scoring 94 runs and collecting 54 RBI along the way. Yelich finished with a steady .284/.362/.402 slash line, showing significant improvement versus left-handed pitching during his second season -- .476 OPS vs. lefties in 2013 and a .819 OPS vs. lefties in 2014. The former first-round draft pick established himself as the Marlins’ leadoff hitter in the second half of 2014, though his smooth line-drive swing and advanced approach at the plate would play at almost any lineup position. Yelich will continue provide a solid average, nice speed, and plenty of runs scored if he sticks atop the Miami lineup as he continues to mature in the majors with the potential to turn into a real run producer if given a chance to bat lower in the order next season.

2014

A strong spring training to open the 2013 season put Yelich on the fast-track toward the majors, and after pounding out a .275/.359/.504 line across three stops in the minors, the sweet-swinging lefty made his MLB debut in late July. He knocked a pair of hits out of the two-hole in his debut, driving home his first major league RBI, and never looked back. At 21 years old, with just under 1,200 minor league at-bats to his name, Yelich posted a stellar .288/.370/.396 slash line in his first 62 major league games, adding four home runs and 10 steals. Not without his warts, Yelich struggled mightily versus left-handed pitching, collecting just 15 hits in 91 at-bats (.165 average) against southpaws while watching his strikeout rate and walk rate both move in the wrong direction when a lefty was on the mound. Still, the future remains bright for an emerging talent capable of a .290 average, double-digit home runs and 20-plus steals right now, with potential to add some balance to his platoon split and strength to his power stroke down the line.

2013

Consider to be the most exciting offensive prospect in the Marlins' minor league system, Yelich made strides in 2012 while playing the majority of his season at High-A Jupiter. He posted a strong .330/.404/.519 line over 397 at-bats while blasting 12 home runs with 29 doubles and five triples while driving in 48 runs on the year. Yelich enjoyed yet another efficient campaign on the basepaths, swiping 20 bags in 26 attempts after going 32-for-37 in that area in 2011. While a shot at the big leagues seems a bit of a stretch in 2013, Yelich should continue to progress towards that goal and could be fast-tracked to Miami as part of the franchise's most recent rebuilding effort.

2012

Ah, the sweet lefty swing. Every once in a while a player comes along who has it, and scouts swoon over that pure unfettered stroke, projecting great things from it. Yelich is the latest example, and while some folks see him turn on a pitch and start throwing around comparisons to Mark Grace or John Olerud, it's important to remember that he could just as easily end up as the next Hal Morris or Dave Magadan. For now he's a kid who's trying to cut it in left field despite an awkward throwing motion, in case he doesn't develop enough power to fit at first base. His first season of full-season ball was mostly a success, with the 32 steals in 37 attempts being a very pleasant surprise, but he didn't put up outrageous triple slash numbers. Until we see a concrete spike in that batting average or slugging percentage, don't fall too much in love with that swing.