There aren't many lefty bats in the minors with a smoother stroke than Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich.
Yelich, 20, has continued to show why he's one of the most promising hitters in the minors this year for high Class A Jupiter, including today when he hit two home runs in a 2-for-3 game with one walk. Yelich is now hitting .310/.406/.586 in 101 plate appearances in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League.
After spending much of last year in left field, Yelich is handling center field on a full-time basis for Jupiter. He's a playable defender there for now, and he's flashing his speed on the bases as well with eight steals in nine tries. He may slide back to a corner once he fills out his 6-foot-4, 190-pound body, but that strength should only make him a more valuable offensive weapon.
Yelich is still probably at least a couple of years away from being able to contribute in Miami, but he's the best bet in the farm system to become an above-average everyday player.
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