Miami Marlins
2015 Avg.
.200
 
Career Avg.
.280
Name  Christian Yelich
Born  12/5/1991
Height  6-2
Weight  195
Number  21
Position  CF
Bats  L
Throws  R
5/5/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) is expected to return on Friday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Hopefully he's ready to explode.
 
4/24/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn't played since Sunday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Ichiro Suzuki should see most of his at-bats.
 
4/23/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn'r played since Sunday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's serious enough that the team is discussing a trip to the disabled list. A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. This is the reason for his ugly start. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
 
4/21/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: He was originally in the lineup, but had to be scratched due to his back tightening up. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
 
4/16/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday, but is in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would have gotten the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option. Yelich, at this point in his career, is a better option.
 
4/16/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday and there is a chance he may not play until the weekend.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would get the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option.
 
4/14/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday night.
Insight: Yelich was originally in the lineup, but the team decided to give him a night to rest. Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in Yelich's place.
 
4/10/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich played the role of hero Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Miami had an 8-1 lead, then a 9-8 lead, but it took 10 innings to pull it out. Yelich went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a walk. He is hitting .313 through four games this season.
 
Hot9/7/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak, going 2-for-4 with a run on Sunday against the Braves.
Insight: Yelich has scored runs in his last six games and is batting .341 with three extra-base hits and three RBI over his hitting streak. If you need a left fielder to give you a boost these last few weeks, Yelich is a great choice. He hit .339 in August and is batting .381 so far in six games this month.
 
Hot8/31/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is a career .500 hitter against Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Yelich has gone 36-for-105 (.343) in August and his OPS is almost .900. Start him in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot8/24/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is a career .500 hitter against Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Yelich has gone 36-for-105 (.343) in August and his OPS is almost .900. Start him in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot8/20/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich has gone 19-for-37 (.514) with four doubles, six runs and three steals over his last nine games.
Insight: Yelich was 3-for-4 with a walk Wednesday. He's raised his average 21 points since Aug. 10 and is now hitting .288 with a .792 OPS.
 
8/11/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI, a steal and two runs Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Yelich's stats don't blow you away, but he's been pretty good in multiple categories. He's hitting .272 with nine homers, 43 RBI, 66 runs, 14 steals and a .765 OPS.
 
Hot7/23/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 2-for-3 with a walk, a steal and an RBI Wednesday at Atlanta.
Insight: Yelich is 27-for-75 (.360) in July, but just three of his hits went for extra bases. He's batting .282 with 27 extra-base hits (8 HR) in 330 at-bats this season.
 
Hot7/22/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich has batted .347 in July.
Insight: Yelich (.278, .784 OPS) went 2-for-4 with a walk, one RBI and three runs Tuesday at Atlanta. He's scored 56 runs in 81 games this season.
 
6/29/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) has been activated from the disabled list and will bat leadoff on Sunday.
Insight: The outfielder provides a combination of speed and power, but not quite at the level we need to be fantasy worthy. That should come down the road.
 
6/15/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is headed to the 15-day DL. SOURCE: Joe Frisaro, MLB.com
Insight: He's missed Miami's last two games with a lower back strain and the injury doesn't seem to be getting any better. Jake Marisnick is expected to be called up from Triple-A New Orleans to take Yelich's roster spot.
 
6/15/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich (back) is out of the lineup Sunday.
Insight: He suffered a lower-back strain early in Friday's game. Reed Johnson started in left field Saturday and Rafael Furcal took over for Yelich as the leadoff hitter in Miami's order. Miami will use that setup again Sunday.
 
6/14/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich is not in Saturday's lineup due to his back strain.
Insight: He suffered the injury early in Friday's game. Reed Johnson started in left field Saturday and Rafael Furcal took over for Yelich as the leadoff hitter in Miami's order.
 
6/13/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Miami left fielder Christian Yelich strained his lower back Friday against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Joe Capozzi, Palm Beach Post
Insight: He came out after the first inning. Reed Johnson (.307, 2 HR, 14 RBI) has taken over in left field. Yelich (.259, 6 HR, 24 RBI) is day-to-day.