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Top 50 Prospects: #49 – Christian Yelich

#49 Christian Yelich
Miami Marlins
Date of Birth: December 5, 1991
Drafted: 1st Round (No. 23 overall) in 2010
ETA: 2014

19-year-old Christian Yelich, in his first full professional season, slashed .312/.388/.484 with 15 bombs, 48 XBH’s, and 32 stolen bases. He struck out in nearly a quarter of his at-bats, but he also walked in over 10% of his plate appearances.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2010 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A 12 50 47 5 17 3 1 0 5 1 0 3 13 .362 .400 .468
2010 18 Marlins GULF Rk 6 26 24 3 9 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 7 .375 .423 .500
2010 18 Greensboro SALL A 6 24 23 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .348 .375 .435
2011 19 Greensboro SALL A 122 521 461 73 144 32 1 15 77 32 5 55 102 .312 .388 .484
2 Seasons 134 571 508 78 161 35 2 15 82 33 5 58 115 .317 .389 .482
A (2 seasons) A 128 545 484 75 152 34 1 15 79 32 5 56 108 .314 .387 .481
Rk (1 season) Rk 6 26 24 3 9 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 7 .375 .423 .500
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Generated 11/4/2011.
Year Age Tm Lg Lev G Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G
2010 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A LF 11 19 18 1 0 1 1.000 1.73
2010 18 Marlins GULF Rk LF 6 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 1.67
2010 18 Greensboro SALL A LF 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
2011 19 Greensboro SALL A LF 86 151 142 4 5 1 .967 1.70
2011 19 Greensboro SALL A CF 28 66 65 0 1 0 .985 2.32
2011 19 Greensboro SALL A DH 9 0.00
2011 19 Greensboro SALL A OF 113 217 207 4 6 1 .972 1.87
2 Seasons 133 236 225 5 6 2 .975 1.73
LF (2 seasons) LF 97 170 160 5 5 2 .971 1.70
CF (1 season) CF 28 66 65 0 1 0 .985 2.32
DH (1 season) DH 9 0.00
OF (1 season) OF 113 217 207 4 6 1 .972 1.87
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Generated 11/3/2011.

He basically had a phenomenal year in the Sally League and should start the year in High Class A and finish the year in the high Minors with a chance to crack a Big League roster by 2013. He has a below-average arm, but runs well enough to be an everyday left fielder. His power should be a 60 by the time he finishes filling out as well. He has terrific lower body hitting mechanics with an easy weight transfer and a firm front side.

He stays inside pitches well, which allows him to drive the ball to all fields with good carry. His lanky 6-foot-4 frame is loaded with projection, and Yelich is nothing close to a finished product yet. Nevertheless, he has ascended to the top of the Marlins’ rankings and should be an impact corner guy in the show with a very good chance to hit in the middle of the order.

 

 

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