Christian Yelich Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/5/1991 (29)
Christian Yelich Season Stats
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Christian Yelich News
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich is getting a rest day for the team's season finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. Tyrone Taylor is getting the start in left field and batting seventh in the game. Yelich's disappointing 2021 season has officially come to an end. The 29-year-old dealt with injuries throughout the year and only managed to play in 117 games. He slashed .248/.362/.373 with nine home runs, nine stolen bases, 51 RBI and 70 runs. His .736 OPS was a career-low mark. This was the first year he failed to reach double-digits in home runs since 2015.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich will take a seat Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. It's been another down year for the one-time MVP, as he's slashed .247/.360/.374 with eight stolen bases and just nine home runs in 115 games. His numbers are even worse off of left-handers, posting a .628 OPS, so with J.A. Happ starting for the Cardinals, it's a good day to give him a rest. Jace Peterson will take his spot in the outfield and bat seventh. He's an underwhelming hitter, slashing .251/.354/.375, but has some speed with 10 SBs across 91 games and has hit .283 against southpaws this season. He's a streaming option in deep leagues only.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich had a strong offensive showing in the team's 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. He went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the game. The former NL MVP has continued to struggle over the course of September. He's slashing just .213/.300/.303 this month and he's hit just one home run since August 21. Yelich will be one of the most intriguing players to evaluate for fantasy drafts next year as he's just two years removed from a 44-homer season where he posted a 1.100 OPS. However, he's struggled since the start of 2020 and fantasy managers won't be able to shrug off his recent output easily.
Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich was one of the biggest disappointments of the 2020 fantasy baseball season, slashing just .205/.356/.430 with 12 HR and four steals over 247 PAs after two MVP-caliber campaigns. Part of the problem was likely bad luck, as his average exit velocity was a little bit better than 2019 on both airborne batted balls (97.1 mph vs. 96.7) and grounders (91.5 vs. 90.9). Furthermore, his .250 xBA and .476 xSLG were both better than his actual numbers. Unfortunately, there are also some troubling signs in his profile. Yelich's Swing% fell from 45.2 in 2019 to 34.6% last season, leading to passivity at the plate that sent his K% soaring to 30.8% from 20.3% in 2019. His FB% also slipped back under 30 after a 35.9% mark in his huge 2019, likely playing a role in his rate of Brls/BBE falling from 15.8% in 2019 to 12.1%. His Statcast Sprint Speed also fell to 28.1 ft./sec from 28.7, suggesting that he may not run as often in the future. Yelich is likely to be better in 2021 than he was in 2020, but his ADP of 11.69 may not adequately reflect the risk that his batting average and stolen bases fail to completely rebound.