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Christian Yelich is a baseball outfielder who was born on December 5, 1991, in Thousand Oaks, California. Having previously played for Miami Marlins, he currently plays for Milwaukee Brewers of MLB (Major League Baseball). His great grandfather, Fred Gehrke, was a football player.
Chris Yelich, his uncle, played football as well, for the UCLA bruins. Christian has two younger brothers; Collin and Cameron. Collin was selected by Atlanta Braves for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. Growing up, Christian Yelich was a Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
Yelich went to Westlake High School and in his freshman year, Yelich batted .373 with 16 strikeouts and 25 hits in 67 at-bats. During sophomore year, Yelich batted .341 with 24 strikeouts and 31 hits in 91 at-bats. During senior year, he batted .451 with 9 strikeouts, 37 hits, and 9 home runs in 82 at-bats. Max Preps titled him “Second Team All-American” and he was ranked 34 of 100 players in the country in high school.
Yelich’s Professional Career
A scholarship to play at the collegiate level with the Miami Hurricanes baseball team was offered to Yelich. Nevertheless, Yelich was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2010 Major League Baseball and he accepted a $1.7 million as a signing bonus in August. For 6 games, Yelich played for Gulf Coast League Marlins, scoring 7 strikeouts and 9 hits with a batting average of .375. This was before advancing to Class-A. Yelich was titled “Marlins' Minor League Player of the Year” for both 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, Yelich was promoted to the major leagues from Double-A Jacksonville Suns by the Marlins. Later, he won the Golden Glove award in left field, making him the franchise’s youngest player and first-ever outfielder to win this award. In this season, Yelich set a new franchise record for fielding percentage in left field at .996.
He was hitting .275/.343/.376 with 29 RBIs, 6 home runs and 14 stolen bases till he got injured in that season. Despite the injury and his quick return, Yelich was an active player. By batting a .300 average, he closed the 2015 season.
Beginning of 2016, Yelich was projected to bat third. He hit well in that position and increased his power output as well. In a game against San Francisco Giants that took place in April, he hit 3 doubles. Later in May, Yelich had to miss some time owing to back spasms
In January 2018, Marlins traded Christian Yelich to Milwaukee Brewers for players including Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison, and Lewis Brinson. In August, Yelich hit for the cycle against Cincinnati Reds. In September, he set his career record in a game played against Washington Nationals.
He then hit for the cycle, against Cincinnati Reds yet again, and hence becoming the 5th baseball player in the history of MLB to hit 2 cycles in one season and the 1st player in the history of MLB to do this against the same team.
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