• Full name Christian Stephen Yelich
  • Born 12/05/1991 in Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 207 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Westlake
  • Debut 07/23/2013
  • Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Miami Marlins in 2010 (signed for $1,700,000).
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    Yelich first gained widespread scouting attention in the summer of 2008, when he put on an eye-opening batting practice display with wood bats at a Major League Scouting Bureau showcase at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. Bryce Harper overshadowed Yelich that evening, driving several balls off the batter's eye or into the parking lot, but Yelich held his own and has produced other highlights since then, such as the long, opposite-field homer he hit in 2009 off Tyler Skaggs, an Angels supplemental first-rounder last year. Tall (6-foot-3), angular and projectable and possessing a sweet lefthanded swing, Yelich is far more athletic than the usual lumbering first-base prospect, with above-average speed. He consistently runs a 6.75-second 60-yard dash in showcase events, and shows both range and a nifty glove around the bag. That kind of athleticism usually signals a position change, but Yelich has a below-average throwing arm that limits him to first. A Miami recruit, Yelich does not project to have the profile power organizations prefer in a first baseman, but he should develop into an above-average hitter with fringe-average power, along the lines of a James Loney or Casey Kotchman.

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  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Miami Marlins in 2013
  • Rated Most Exciting Player in the Florida State League in 2012
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Miami Marlins in 2012
  • Rated Best Hitter for Average in the Miami Marlins in 2011

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Career Transactions

  • Milwaukee Brewers activated LF Christian Yelich from the 10-day injured list.
  • Milwaukee Brewers placed LF Christian Yelich on the 10-day injured list retroactive to April 13, 2024. Low back strain.

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