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Christian Yelich    \YELL-itch\

Christian Stephen Yelich (twitter: @ChristianYelich)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: December 5, 1991 in Thousand Oaks, CA
High School: Westlake HS (Westlake Village, CA)
Drafted
by the Florida Marlins in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2010 amateur draft.
Signed August 16, 2010. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 23, 2013 (Age 21.230, 18,079th in MLB history)   vs. COL 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2013 season [*]
Team: Marlins 2013-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2021, 7 yrs/$49.57M (15-21) & 22 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 3.069, Free Agent: 2022 [*], Agents: Paragon Sports International [*]
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2013 21 MIA NL 62 273 240 34 69 12 1 4 16 10 0 31 66 .288 .370 .396 .766 112 95 4 1 0 1 1 7/8
2014 22 MIA NL 144 660 582 94 165 30 6 9 54 21 7 70 137 .284 .362 .402 .764 115 234 9 3 3 2 3 *78 GG
2015 23 MIA NL 126 525 476 63 143 30 2 7 44 16 5 47 101 .300 .366 .416 .782 118 198 13 2 0 0 2 *78
2016 24 MIA NL 155 659 578 78 172 38 3 21 98 9 4 72 138 .298 .376 .483 .859 133 279 20 4 0 5 4 *78/D MVP-19,SS
4 Yrs 487 2117 1876 269 549 110 12 41 212 56 16 220 442 .293 .368 .430 .798 121 806 46 10 3 8 10
162 Game Avg. 162 704 624 89 183 37 4 14 71 19 5 73 147 .293 .368 .430 .798 121 268 15 3 1 3 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2013 21 MIA NL 62 273 7 2 0 -1 -2 6 0.6 8 14 1.4 .511 .504 1.6 -0.4 15 7/8
2014 22 MIA NL 144 660 11 2 1 10 -5 18 1.8 20 38 3.7 .514 .513 2.7 0.3 28 $505,000 *78 GG
2015 23 MIA NL 126 525 10 2 1 8 -3 18 1.8 17 35 3.5 .515 .512 2.6 0.4 27 $570,000 *78
2016 24 MIA NL 155 659 28 2 2 6 -4 33 3.2 21 54 5.3 .522 .521 4.6 0.1 48 *78/D MVP-19,SS
4 Seasons 487 2117 56 8 4 23 -16 74 7.4 66 141 13.8 .516 .514 11.4 0.4 118 $1,075,000

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2013 MIA NL 21 OF 62 61 59 544.1 114 114 0 0 0 1.000 6 -1 13 -2 1.88 1.84 .986 2.13 2.13
2013 MIA NL 21 LF 59 56 56 505.1 103 103 0 0 0 1.000 5 -2 13 -5 1.83 1.75 .984 1.83 1.82
2013 MIA NL 21 CF 5 5 3 39.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 25 31 2.54 2.20 .987 2.49 2.50
2014 MIA NL 22 OF 144 142 135 1258.2 279 271 6 2 1 .993 8 10 8 9 1.98 1.92 .985 2.12 2.11 GG
2014 MIA NL 22 LF 138 133 129 1182.0 262 255 6 1 1 .996 11 13 11 13 1.99 1.89 .981 1.82 1.81 GG
2014 MIA NL 22 CF 12 9 6 76.2 17 16 0 1 0 .941 -3 -3 -42 -49 1.88 1.33 .986 2.48 2.48 GG
2015 MIA NL 23 OF 124 122 104 1069.1 264 256 6 2 1 .992 5 8 5 8 2.21 2.11 .986 2.07 2.06
2015 MIA NL 23 LF 103 86 85 786.2 189 182 5 2 0 .989 11 13 16 20 2.14 1.82 .986 1.79 1.78
2015 MIA NL 23 CF 36 36 19 282.2 75 74 1 0 1 1.000 -6 -5 -24 -22 2.39 2.08 .989 2.41 2.39
2016 MIA NL 24 OF 149 149 143 1319.0 272 260 6 6 1 .978 7 6 6 5 1.82 1.79 .985 2.07 2.05 MVP-19,SS
2016 MIA NL 24 LF 120 120 115 1061.0 200 192 5 3 1 .985 3 6 4 7 1.67 1.64 .981 1.80 1.79 MVP-19,SS
2016 MIA NL 24 CF 31 29 28 258.0 72 68 1 3 0 .958 4 0 18 0 2.41 2.23 .989 2.39 2.38 MVP-19,SS
2016 MIA NL 24 DH 1 1 MVP-19,SS
4 Seasons OF 479 474 441 4191.1 929 901 18 10 3 .989 26 22 8 6 1.97 1.92 .985 2.09 2.08
4 Seasons LF 420 395 385 3535.0 754 732 16 6 2 .992 30 30 10 10 1.90 1.78 .983 1.81 1.80
4 Seasons CF 84 79 56 656.1 175 169 2 4 1 .977 -4 -7 -7 -12 2.34 2.04 .989 2.41 2.41
1 Season DH 1 1
4 Seasons TOT 479 474 441 4191.1 929 901 18 10 3 .989 26 22 8 6 1.97 1.92 .985 2.09 2.08
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2016 NL (19, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1570th)

Gold Gloves
2014 NL (LF)

Silver Sluggers
2016 NL (OF)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2016 NL  5.3 (7th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2016 NL  4.6 (9th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2014 NL  660 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2014 NL  94 (5th)

Doubles s c a p y
2016 NL  38 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2016 NL  98 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 NL  70 (10th)

Singles s c a p y
2014 NL  120 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2016 NL  133 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2016 NL  30 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2016 NL  2.9 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2016 NL  20 (3rd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2016 NL  3.7 (7th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2016 NL  3.2 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2016 NL  2.8 (10th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  138 (3rd)
2015 NL  103 (5th)
2016 NL  120 (5th)
Active  420 (17th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  255 (2nd)
2015 NL  182 (3rd)
2016 NL  192 (5th)
Active  732 (15th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  6 (2nd)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2016 NL  3 (5th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2016 NL  6 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  11 (3rd)
2015 NL  11 (1st)
Active  30 (5th)
Career  30 (31st)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2014 NL  1.99 (1st)
2015 NL  2.14 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  1.89 (2nd)
2015 NL  1.82 (1st)
2016 NL  1.64 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  .996 (1st)
2016 NL  .985 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
2013 NL  born 1991-12-05 (3rd)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 11 (1403), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1732), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1146), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (168th), 13.8 career WAR/13.8 7yr-peak WAR/13.8 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2010: Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2010.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2014 22 Miami Marlins $505,000 0.069 contracts
2015 23 Miami Marlins $570,000 1.069 contracts
2016 24 Miami Marlins $1,000,000 2.069 contracts
201725Miami Marlins$3,500,0003.069
201826Miami Marlins$7,000,000
201927Miami Marlins$9,750,000
202028Miami Marlins$12,500,000
202129Miami Marlins$14,000,000
202230Miami Marlins*$15,000,000 $15M Team Option, $1.25M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2022
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,075,000Does not include future salaries ($46.8M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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