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Christian Yelich

#22 | OF
Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers
Christian Yelich
Name: Christian Stephen Yelich
Born: Dec 5, 1991 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. USA
High School: Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019484.326.428.66744
Career3,536.301.382.491139
Drafted in the 1st round (23rd overall) by the Florida Marlins in 2010 (signed for $1,700,000)
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 Yelics 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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