|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||13.00||.269||46.00||81.00||18.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||16||8||0|| .579|| .563|| .500|
|vs Anderson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||14||2||0|| .200|| .143|| .143|
|Last 10 Games|
|Christian Yelich reaches base five times |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/10/14) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich was pretty much perpetually on base Wednesday, in a 10-7 loss to the Nationals.
Yelich reached base on five separate occasions, with three hits and a pair of walks. He scored on three of his trips to the bases, while driving in one run on his second-inning single.
Yelich started off slow and has taken some games off against tougher lefties, but is staring to find himself. He has reached base 10 times in his last four games, raising his season line to .290/.353/.419, while scoring eight times in seven games.
|Christian Yelich produces after drop in batting order |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/5/14) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich got going with his second multi-hit game of the season Saturday against the Padres, snapping a 1-for-14 stretch in his previous three games in a 5-0 win.
Yelich was dropped down to the No. 2 spot in the lineup and responded with two hits, including a double in the seventh inning and an RBI single in the eighth. He did strike out in his other three plate appearances, though he also scored twice in the win.
Yelich hasn’t had a great start to his first full season, hitting just .217 with five strikeouts in 23 at-bats. He has scored four times while driving in three runs in five games.
|Struggling Christian Yelich to sit Friday against Padres |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(4/4/14) Slumping Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich will get the day off Friday against San Diego. He will be replaced in left field by Reed Johnson and in the leadoff spot by Adeiny Hechavarria.
Yelich smacked two hits and scored twice in the season opener, but is 1 for 14 since.
|Christian Yelich prepared to play anywhere in the outfield |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/3/14) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich primarily played in left field following his promotion to the majors last season after mostly playing in center field during his minor-league career.
Yelich is currently penciled in to be the team's starting left fielder, but he told MLB Network Radio he's prepared to play anywhere in the outfield.
"I feel comfortable out there -- in left and at right. I've been working out at all three outfield positions this offseason," Yelich said. "I'd like to improve my outfield defense. I've been working hard on it and trying to make some strides there. I've only been out there four years."
Baseball analyst Jim Bowden said he sees Yelich as a "20-homer, 20-stolen base, .300 average type of guy."
|Christian Yelich a batting average risk |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/13/13) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has gotten off to a promising start to his career, but his solid batting average may not last.
Yelich's stat-line has been propped up by a .372 BABIP, which is likely to decline. On top of that, his 22 percent strikeout rate is another indicator that he's not a .290 hitter just yet. Yelich has shown some promising skills in his brief debut, walking 10.5 percent of the time, so there's certainly value to be had there.
Moving forward the rest of this year, and in keeper leagues, he's unlikely to repeat that perfomance unless he cuts down on his swings and misses.
|Christian Yelich made his much-anticipated debut in 2013, but it didn't happen as early as everyone would have liked. Yelich appeared to be a serious candidate to make the opening day roster after a torrid spring, when he clearly proved he was capable of hitting major-league pitching despite never playing above Class A. However, the Marlins chose to start the top 100 prospect at Double-A. Yelich appeared on the verge of getting the call to the majors in early June before suffering an abdominal strain. It would further delay his arrival to the majors, but he finally got the call in late July and would settle into the starting job in left field. Yelich hit .288 with a .370 on-base percentage, .396 slugging percentage and .766 OPS in 62 games. He also had four home runs, 10 stolen bases, 12 doubles, 16 RBI and 34 runs. Not a bad debut for a player who didn't turn 22 until December. Yelich is potentially a star in the making. He was great in the minors, posting a .313/.387/.499/.886 slash line in 302 games, and has serious upside. We hope Yelich is ready to break out in 2014, but he's still more of a late-round pick at this stage of his career -- but the upside is tremendous.
(Updated 1/8/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/16/14||WAS||7:10 pm||Tanner Roark|
|4/18/14||SEA||7:10 pm||Chris Young|
|4/19/14||SEA||7:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
|4/20/14||SEA||1:10 pm||Blake Beavan|
|4/21/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
|4/22/14||@ ATL||7:10 pm||Alex Wood|
|4/23/14||@ ATL||12:10 pm||Aaron Harang|