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Christian Yelich

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Christian Yelich
Miami Marlins – No. 21
Outfielder
Born: (1991-12-05) December 5, 1991 (age 24)
Thousand Oaks, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 23, 2013 for the Miami Marlins
Career statistics
(through May 18, 2015)
Batting average .276
Hits 248
Home runs 14
Runs batted in 76
Teams
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Career highlights and awards

Christian Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. Yelich was drafted out of high school by the Marlins in the 1st round (23rd overall) of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He stands 6 feet 2[1] inches and weighs 190 pounds.[2]

Career

Yelich is the oldest son of two Croatian immigrants, and attended Westlake High School.[3] During his freshman year he batted .373 with 25 hits and 16 strikeouts out of 67 at bats.[4] In his sophomore year he batted .341 with 31 hits and 24 strikeouts out of 91 AB.[5] During Yelich's junior year he batted .489 and hit 46 times and struck out 6 times.[6] In his senior year he batted .451 with 37 hits, 9 strikeouts and 9 home runs out of 82 at-bats.[7] He was awarded Second Team All-American by Max Preps and was ranked 34 among the top 100 players in the nation in high school.[8]

Yelich was drafted by the Marlins in 2010 with a $1.7 million signing bonus. He played for the GCL Marlins for 6 games, getting 9 hits and 7 strikeouts with a batting average .375 before being advanced to class A. He played in 6 games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2010, batting .348. In 2011 he batted .261 with 43 hits and strikeouts and 4 home runs.

On July 23, 2013, the Marlins promoted Yelich to the major leagues from the Double-A Jacksonville Suns.[9][10]

Yelich had a fantastic 2014 season, batting .284 with 21 steals out of the leadoff spot for the Miami Marlins. He also won a Gold Glove in Leftfield.

Yelich and the Marlins finalized a 7 year $49.57 million dollar contract extension on March 22, 2015.[11]

References

  1. ^ Miami Marlins 2015 Active Roster
  2. ^ Fernandez, Andre C. (August 22, 2010). "Florida Marlins' introduce top draft pick Christian Yelich to team". Miami Herald. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Levine-Flandrup, Kevin (April 28, 2010). "2010 MLB Draft Q&A: Christian Yelich". Scout.com. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Christian Yelich Freshman Stats". Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Christian Yelich Sophomore Stats". Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Christian Yelich Junior Stats". Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Christian Yelich Senior Stats". Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.maxpreps.com/baseball-recruiting/baseball-spring-10/r2IdWSY1Ed-UswAcxJTdpg/2010-top-100-/top-recruits.htm
  9. ^ Spencer, Clark (July 24, 2013). "Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick called up to join the Marlins". Miami Herald. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Marlins call up two outfield prospects". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 23, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ Frisaro, Joe (March 22, 2015). "Marlins lock up Yelich with seven-year pact". MLB.com. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 

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