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21 Christian Yelich LF
Height/Weight: 6-4/197 | Birthdate: 12/5/1991 | Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 80/62 | Average Draft Position: 99.31
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Marlins LF Christian Yelich stays hot with homer against Cubs


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5:41 pm ET) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich got his team off on the right foot Friday against the Cubs. He didn't do much else - though neither did most hitters in a 2-1 Miami win.

Yelich slammed his fifth home run in the first inning to remain on a roll. It gave him 10 hits in his last 15 at-bats before he went hitless in his last three plate appearances. He now owns a respectable slash line of .253/.331/.364.


Marlins LF Christian Yelich batting .643 over last five games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:34 am ET) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to a modest five games Thursday against the Giants. He went 1 for 2 with a double, two runs, two walks, one strikeout and one stolen base.

Yelich's hit streak started June 27 with a four-hit outing against the Dodgers. He is batting .643 (9 for 14) with three doubles, six walks, four runs, two strikeouts and two stolen bases in that span.

Yelich has been on a good run offensively since early June. He is batting .329 with a .507 slugging percentage and .937 OPS in his last 21 games. His batting average has climbed from .216 to .253 in that span.


Christian Yelich continues red-hot weekend for Marlins


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 2 for 4 in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers. Yelich has 6 hits in his last 7 at bats. He also walked and has reached base 7 times in the last 8 plate appearances. 

Yelich doubled, his sixth of the year and first since June 20. The Marlins only reached second base three times in the game, and Yelich did it twice. 


Marlins LF Christian Yelich goes 4-for-4 in Saturday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich arrived at the park Saturday without a three-hit game this season. He also left without one.

Instead, he slammed four hits to help his team beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Yelich singled four times and scored once to raise his average to .243, its highest point since April 16. He added his sixth stolen base of the season.

Yelich has scored seven runs in his last 10 games.


Marlins shift Christian Yelich, Adeiny Hechavarria in Friday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) The Marlins have shaken up the top of their order, moving Christian Yelich into the second spot and Adeiny Hechavarria to the third hole for the first time ths season for the Friday night game against the Dodgers.

Yelich hasn't batted second since April 19.

Hechavarria has been productive enough to consider for an RBI spot in the lineup. He has emerged from a slump with four hits in his last three games and has four home runs and 30 RBI on the season.


Marlins rest Christian Yelich, Derek Dietrich on Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich and third baseman Derek Dietrich were held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals. Ichiro Suzuki started in left field for Yelich and Donovan Solano started at third base for Dietrich.

Dietrich was out of the lineup for the second time in nine games since becoming the regular third baseman with Martin Prado on the disabled list. Yelich sat for the first time since June 3.

Yelich is batting .288 with a .481 slugging percentage, .843 OPS, one triple, two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, 12 runs, six walks, 14 strikeouts and one stolen base in his last 14 games.

Dietrich is batting .320 with an .800 slugging percentage, 1.214 OPS, three doubles, three home runs, five RBI, five runs, two walks and five strikeouts in his last eight games.


Marlins LF Christian Yelich has back-to-back multihit games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich produced two singles for a second straight game during a 12-2 win Tuesday against the Yankees. He also had three runs, one walk and one strikeout.

Yelich has hit safely in 12 of 15 games in June. He is batting .273 (15 for 55) with one double, one triple, one home run, two RBI, six walks, 11 runs, 11 strikeouts and one stolen base in June.


Marlins move Yelich into third spot, drop Stanton to cleanup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Marlins manager Dan Jennings made a few tweaks to his lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays, including moving slugger Giancarlo Stanton to cleanup for the first time this season. Stanton had hit third in every game he played this season.

Taking the third spot in the lineup was outfielder Christian Yelich, who hit first, second, fifth, sixth and seventh this season before Wednesday's game.

Stanton is having a pretty good start to June. He is batting .321 (9 for 28) with a .857 slugging percentage, 1.224 OPS, three doubles, four home runs and five RBI in seven games. In 98 career games batting cleanup, Stanton has a .263/.504/.868 slash line.

Yelich has a .280/.366/.753 slash line in 25 career games batting third. He is off to slow start in June, batting .200 in seven games, but he is batting .276 since May 23.


Marlins LF Christian Yelich gets a day off on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is getting a day off for the first time in 10 games, as he is being held out of Wednesday;s lineup against the Cubs. In those 10 games, Yelich is batting an even .300 (12 for 40) with a double and a home run.

Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in left to spell Yelich on Wednesday. 


Marlins' Jennings on Yelich's hit streak: 'He's attacking pitches now'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) After a rough start to the season, Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich is finally finding his rhythm at the plate, hitting .333 (12 for 36) with a double, a home run and five RBI during his nine-game hitting streak. Manager Dan Jennings credited Yelich's recent success to his new approach at the plate, per the Miami Herald.

"I see a much better mindset," Jennings said. "He's attacking pitches now. I think early he had some of the mindset of last year being the leadoff hitter. So he was working the count. Now he's in a spot where he can be a run producer and we need him to do that because he has that capability. So we're probably getting a little bit of that leadoff mentality out of his mind and letting him be a guy that can shoot the ball line to line and have a little thump in that bat."


Marlins OF Christian Yelich takes eight-game hit streak into June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich doubled Sunday against the Mets, extending his hitting streak to eight games. He also had one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the 4-3 loss.

Yelich is batting .333 (11 for 33) in his last eight games, raising his season average from .178 to .220 in that span. He also has one double, one home run, five RBI, three runs and one walk during his hit streak.

His career-best hitting streak is 17 games, which he pulled off in April last season. The eight games are tied for the fifth-longest hit streak of his career.


Marlins OF Christian Yelich down to seventh in Saturday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) The struggles of Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich since coming off the disabled list on May 8 have forced him to be lowered in the lineup. He is batting seventh Saturday against Baltimore. He had previously batted fifth or sixth.

Yelich, who was out of the lineup Friday, has just three hits in his last 30 at-bats.


Marlins LF Christian Yelich gets a breather on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is being held out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles. No injury is being reported, so it appears to just be a day off.

Yelich had started every game since returning from a stint on the disabled list on May 8, and he's been struggling offensively. In those 12 games, he's batting just .159 (7 for 44) with a home run and a double. 

Ichiro Suzuki will make the start in left field and bat seventh in the order. 


Marlins rest Mike Morse, Christian Yelich vs. southpaw Alex Wood


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Marlins first baseman Michael Morse and left fielder Christian Yelich were given the day off against left-hander Alex Wood and the Braves on Saturday. Jeff Baker will take over at first base and bat fifth, while Ichiro Suzuki will bat sixth and play left field in Yelich's absence.

Morse has been held without a hit over his last 11 at-bats. He is hitting .214 on the year and is a .143 lifetime hitter against Wood.

Yelich is a lifetime .409 (9 for 22) hitter against the southpaw, but is hitting.160 (4 for 25) since returning from the disabled list.

Miami is favored (-125) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.


Marlins OF Christian Yelich hits first home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich picked the perfect time to hit his first home run of the season during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.

With the Marlins trailing 2-1 in top of the ninth inning, Yelich hit a two-run home run off Yimi Garcia to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead, but the Marlins ended up losing 5-3.

Yelich finished the game 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored. He is now batting .200 on the season. Since returning from the disabled list, Yelich had been 1 for 11 before his two hits in Monday's contest.


Marlins' Christian Yelich making debut in No. 5 spot Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is batting fifth Sunday for the first time in his career, MLB.com reports.

"I talked with him about it," manager Mike Redmond said. "He’s going to be fine. He needs to play. He needs to get at-bats. He’s been off for a couple of weeks. Hit him a little bit lower, get him going, and we’ll figure out where the best spot for him is going forward."

Redmond also indicated he wanted to keep the combination of Dee Gordon and Martin Prado in place at the top of the lineup. Yelich could settle into the fourth or fifth spot in the lineup and become more of an RBI threat behind Giancarlo Stanton.

"Yeli can hit anywhere. He can hit fourth, too," Redmond said. "I would have no problem hitting him in the cleanup spot, or three."

Yelich has hit .170/.241/.189 in 53 at-bats.


Marlins activate Christian Yelich, DFA Reid Brignac


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) The Marlins activated outfielder Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list Friday, the team announced.

Yelich was placed on the disabled list after he suffered a back injury in April. Yelich will bat leadoff and play left field in Friday's game at San Francisco.

In order to accommodate Yelich on the roster, the Marlins designated infielder Reid Brignac for assignment. Brignac was hitting .077 in 13 at-bats this season.

The Marlins are the underdogs (+115) at San Francisco on Friday. 


Marlins to activate OF Christian Yelich on Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Marlins manager Mike Redmond said outfielder Christian Yelich is poised to rejoin the team and play in Friday's game at San Francisco, reports MLB.com.

"He's in transit, so he won't be active [Thursday], but he will be here at some point," Redmond said. "Look for him to be activated [Friday]. He will go right in the lineup."

Yelich has been on the disabled list after suffering a back injury in April. He has not played since April 19.

"It will be good to get Yeli back," Redmond said. "We need him. We need a full squad. The full squad we left spring training with is the team that we need, and hopefully after [Friday] it will be a step closer to that."


Report: Christian Yelich likely to return to Marlins on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) The return date for Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has likely been pushed back a day, per MLB.com. He will probably come off the disabled list and join the team Friday in San Francisco.

Yelich will hope to swing a more effective bat upon his return from a back injury. He was 4-for-29 before going down.


Report: Marlins LF Christian Yelich (back) likely to return Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich, who has been on the disabled list since April 24 with a back injury, is eligible to return to the lineup on Tuesday. However, he will likely return for the Marlins' series-opener in San Francisco on Thursday, according to MLB.com.

The Marlins are 6-1 since Yelich was sidelined. Upon his return to the lineup, Ichiro Suzuki will likely resume a reserve role for manager Mike Redmond.


Marlins LF Christian Yelich set for Sunday rehab game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich, who has been sidelined with a bulging disc in his back for nearly two weeks, is set to play in a rehab game Sunday in Jupiter.

"We'll know more when he goes out and plays and see how he does in those games," Mike Redmond told the Miami Herald. "It's more on how he feels. But it's good that he feels good and is ready to go out and start playing."


MRI on Marlins' Christian Yelich shows bulging disk


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) An MRI on Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich showed a bulging disk in his lower back, per MLB.com.

Yelich is on the 15-day disabled list, and the team is confident that, despite the MRI findings, Yelich will be ready to return to the lineup at the end of the 15 days, in early May.

"It should be alright after a few days if I just stay on it and take care of it," Yelich said, per the Miami Herald. "We didn't really know what it was last year, what was causing it. We kind of had an idea. The MRI kind of confirmed what everybody was thinking."

"It's pretty much the same thing, slightly less [pain] this time compared to last year. It's not nearly as bad, but there's still discomfort, not a whole lot of range of motion. It just takes time. This is about day five or six now. It's starting to get a little bit looser, feel a little bit better. I have to go through all the progression stuff that will get me back on the field."


Marlins place Christian Yelich on DL, call up Justin Bour


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Marlins placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Yelich has missed the last three games, and the transaction is retroactive to April 20. 

Yelich is hitting .200 with no home runs and four RBI this season. 

To replace Yelich on the roster, the Marlins called up first baseman Justin Bour from Triple-A New Orleans. Bour was hitting .275 for New Orleans this season with one home run and five RBI. 

Bour played in 39 games for the Marlins last season, hitting .284 with a homer and 11 RBI.


Ichiro continues to start in place of injured Marlins LF Yelich


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich missed a third straight start Thursday against the Phillies due to a back injury. Ichiro Suzuki once again started in left field for Miami.

The Marlins are favored (-114) for Thursday's game, per VegasInsider.com.


Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich out of the lineup Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich is out of the starting lineup again Wednesday while nursing a back injury, the team announced. Yelich was a late scratch Tuesday with lower back tightness and may still need a DL stint. Ichiro Suzuki will replace Yelich in the lineup and is hitting .259 with an RBI in 27 at-bats this season. Yelich is available off the bench.

The Marlins are currently the underdogs (+123) against Philadelphia, according to VegasInsider.com.