|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|05/14/2013||Kyle Kendrick, SP PHI||Cody Ross, RF ARI|
Christian Yelich, LF MIA
|05/14/2013||Christian Yelich, LF MIA||Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN|
Tyler Clippard, RP WAS
|05/14/2013||Christian Yelich, LF MIA|
Yuniesky Betancourt, 1B MIL
|Nick Franklin, SS SEA|
Matt Carpenter, 2B STL
|Last 10 Games|
|Christian Yelich has 'chance to be a great player'|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Asked again Tuesday about Christian Yelich's eventual promotion to the majors, Marlins manager Mike Redmond once again failed to provide a firm timetable for his arrival during an interview with MLB Network Radio. However, Redmond hinted Yelich is still on track to make his MLB debut in 2013.
"His day is coming, when it's going to be I'm not sure. He had a great spring and he's a great player, special player," Redmond said. "He's got a chance to be a great player, part of the youth movement and he'll be here at some point."
|Careful not to go overboard on Christian Yelich|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/10/13) If the purpose of the Down on the Farm column is to draw attention to the prospects who could soon make an impact in Fantasy, then I consider this week's edition on the Marlins' Christian Yelich to be 700 words well spent.
Unfortunately, context sometimes gets lost in the hype, and seeing how much Yelich's ownership has risen since the publication of that column, I'm afraid that might be the case here. True, Yelich is one of the more likely minor-league hitters to make an impact in Fantasy this year. In fact, I might rank him as high as second behind Wil Myers. But it's a distant second. Keep in mind one of my prerequisites for his promotion is a slumping Marcell Ozuna, which we have yet to see.
I'm not saying Yelich is overowned at 28 pecent, but show some discernment when adding him. If it's a free roster spot anyway, you might as well gamble on a high-upside player like him, but I would imagine most owners in 10- and 12-team single-season leagues could make better use of that roster spot.
|We'll see Christian Yelich in majors before long|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Marlins manager Mike Redmond did not exactly divulge a huge secret when he hinted Tuesday that outfield prospect Christian Yelich's time in the minors is nearing a close.
Frankly, if you're in the Marlins organization, have a pulse, and have seen Class A, you've got a decent chance of getting a call to the majors this season.
Of course, Yelich has more than just a pulse, as he is one of the top prospects in all of baseball. He extended his hitting streak to 14 games Tuesday, while homering for the third game in a row. He has played just 15 games at Double-A Jacksonville, but it would not be a surprise to see him before long, especially as the rumbles about his potential promotion grow louder.
There are a few factors to consider when wondering when we might see Yelich, and both of them have to do with playing time.
The Marlins aren't going to call him up if he is not going to play everyday, so there needs to be a spot for him. Whether it is in the outfield or at first base, he's going to need a consistent spot in the lineup. With Logan Morrison's recovery from knee injury taking longer than expected, the Marlins definitely might have a spot open at first base for a while. The other consideration is service time, as the budget-conscious Marlins don't want to call their top prospect up too early if they can avoid the Super Two arbitration deadline.
The Marlins waited until June 8 to call up Giancarlo Stanton in 2010, and that seems like a reasonable expectation for the next elite hitting prospect to come down the line. It would probably be a surprise to see him anytime before that, as that's obviously not a hard and fast deadline. At the very least, it seems obvious Yelich is going to force the issue this season, so expect to see him at some point. He remains one of the top keeper values in all of Fantasy, and definitely is an intruiging stash in yearly leagues.
|Christian Yelich's arrival 'just a matter of when'|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) The Marlins were forced to call up another prospect -- Derek Dietrich -- because Chris Valaika became the 12th Marlins' player to land on the disabled list Wednesday. Dietrich's arrival led reporters to ask about the team's top position prospect -- Christian Yelich -- and his eventual promotion to the majors.
"That’s probably a better question for Larry [Beinfest], but obviously we like those guy a lot and they’re going to be a part of the future. As to when they arrive, I’m not sure. That’s probably a better question for Larry," Redmond said, per The Miami Herald. "It depends probably on the health of our outfield and how those guys stay together. If another guy goes down, you see how it’s going. We’re running out of bodies. These guys would be next in line. He’s doing well. He’s going to be here. It’s just a matter of when."
|Christian Yelich showing he's ready for majors?|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Marlins outfield prospect Christian Yelich has turned the corner offensively in the minors. After missing the start of the season because of a foot injury and enduring a slow start for Double-A Jacksonville, Yelich is batting .391 (18 for 46) with a .783 slugging percentage in his last 10 games and extended his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday with a 5-for-6 performance.
Yelich homered, tripled twice, produced two runs and two RBI Tuesday. He's managed five doubles, four triples, two home runs and 13 RBI during his 13-game hitting streak.
"The year started off a little rough, coming back off the disabled list," Yelich said, per MLB.com. "I started feeling a little bit better the last couple days and hopefully I can keep it rolling. Last year, I got back [from an injury] kind of fast, but it was longer this year. You have to find your timing and get back to the rhythm. It feels good to be 100 percent healthy. Hitting is a lot of feel, a lot of being on time and getting a good pitch to hit and being in a position to hit. Baseball is a tough game and you have your ups and downs, and you try to ride the hot streaks and minimize the slumps."
|Named its minor-league player of the year two years in a row, Christian Yelich has been the jewel of the Marlins' system since Giancarlo Stanton came up in 2010. And in terms of pure talent, he isn't far off. No, he doesn't project to have Stanton's other-worldly power, but he's a more polished hitter, having batted .330 in his first stop at high Class A, with enough speed to make him a future 20-20 man, if not better. His all-around offensive prowess is similar to that of Carlos Gonzalez, only without the free-swinging tendencies, as his .402 on-bsae percentage last year shows. Considering he's only 21, the Marlins don't need to rush Yelich, but after trading most of their team to the Blue Jays this offeason, they may need to speed up his timetable just to give fans something to look forward to. If Yelich continues to progress at the rate he has so far, he'll force a promotion before it even becomes a dilemma. You probably shouldn't draft him outside of long-term keeper leagues, but don't be surprised if he makes an appearance at some point in 2013. (Updated 1/2/13)|
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