Christian Yelich
Chicago (N) Cubs (ML)
Christian Yelich
Birthdate:
Dec. 5, 1991 (33 y, 2 m, 3 d)
Born In:
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
LF
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Height/Weight:
6'3"/226
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
$57M / 5 years (2025-2029)
ML Service Time:
11 years, 67 days

No statistics this season

Current Status
MLB Service Time 11 years, 67 days
40-man Service Time 11 years, 69 days
Time as Pro 15 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
Options Used - This Year 0 - No
Personality
Leadership Normal
Loyalty Normal
Desire for Win Low
Greed High
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic Normal
Popularity
National Very Popular
Local Very Popular
Current Contract
2025 $12.1M ($12.1M left)
2026 $12.1M
2027 $11.1M
2028 $11.1M
2029 $10.6M
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 13 15 9 15 8
vs R 13 15 9 15 8
vs L 12 14 8 15 7
Potential 13 15 9 15 8
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 12
Error 1 19
Arm 1 1 10
Turn DP 1
C Ability 1
Position
Left Field 15
Run/Bunt
Speed 9
Stealing 14
Running 15
Sac Bunt 9
Bunt for Hit 10
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 1 1 1
vs R 1 1 1
vs L 1 1 1
Potential 1 1 1
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Other Pitching
Velocity 90-92 mph
GB % 4%
Stamina 1
Hold 1
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-02-08
Power vs L decreased from 9 to 8
Eye vs L increased from 14 to 15
Sac Bunt decreased from 10 to 9
LF defense decreased from 16 to 15
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
National Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
2024-10-07
Contact vs R decreased from 14 to 13
Eye vs L decreased from 15 to 14
2024-09-23
Contact vs L decreased from 13 to 12
Power vs R decreased from 10 to 9
2024-09-16
Contact vs L increased from 12 to 13
2024-08-19
Eye vs L increased from 14 to 15
2024-08-12
Power vs R increased from 9 to 10
2024-08-05
Eye vs L decreased from 15 to 14
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Bunt for Hit decreased from 11 to 10
Outfield Range decreased from 13 to 12
LF defense decreased from 17 to 16
Weight increased from 225 to 226
2024-07-22
Contact vs R increased from 13 to 14
2024-07-15
Eye vs L increased from 14 to 15
2024-07-08
Contact vs R decreased from 14 to 13
2024-06-17
Contact vs L decreased from 13 to 12
Eye vs L decreased from 15 to 14
Weight increased from 224 to 225
2024-06-10
Contact Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Contact decreased from 14 to 13
2024-05-27
Contact Potential increased from 13 to 14
Contact increased from 13 to 14
2024-05-20
Eye vs L increased from 14 to 15
2024-05-13
Contact vs L increased from 12 to 13
2024-05-06
Weight decreased from 225 to 224
2024-04-29
Contact vs R increased from 13 to 14
Eye Potential increased from 14 to 15
Eye increased from 14 to 15
2024-04-15
Eye Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Eye decreased from 15 to 14
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 7 to 8
Weight increased from 224 to 225
2024-03-20
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 9 to 8
Speed decreased from 10 to 9
Weight increased from 223 to 224
2024-03-11
Contact vs R decreased from 14 to 13
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Bunt for Hit increased from 10 to 11
Speed increased from 9 to 10
2024-02-25
Contact vs R increased from 13 to 14
Eye Potential increased from 14 to 15
Eye increased from 14 to 15
Eye vs R increased from 14 to 15
Bunt for Hit decreased from 11 to 10
2024-02-09
Speed decreased from 10 to 9
2024-02-03
Contact vs R decreased from 14 to 13
Eye Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Eye decreased from 15 to 14
Eye vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Weight increased from 222 to 223
2024-01-17
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 9 to 8
2023-12-26
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 8 to 9
LF defense decreased from 18 to 17
Weight increased from 221 to 222
2023-11-20
Contact Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Contact decreased from 14 to 13
Contact vs L decreased from 13 to 12
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 9 to 8
2023-11-09
Contact Potential increased from 13 to 14
Contact increased from 13 to 14
Contact vs L increased from 12 to 13
Eye Potential increased from 14 to 15
Eye increased from 14 to 15
Eye vs R increased from 14 to 15
2023-09-11
Power vs R decreased from 10 to 9
Weight increased from 220 to 221
2023-07-17
Contact Potential decreased from 14 to 13
Contact decreased from 14 to 13
Contact vs L decreased from 13 to 12
Gap increased from 14 to 15
Avoid Ks decreased from 9 to 8
RF defense decreased from 1 to 0
2023-05-29
Power vs R increased from 9 to 10
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14
RF defense increased from 0 to 1
Weight increased from 218 to 220
2023-02-26
Gap vs R increased from 14 to 15
Gap vs L increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs L decreased from 14 to 13
2022-10-14
Eye increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs R increased from 13 to 14
Eye vs L increased from 13 to 14
Bunt for Hit decreased from 12 to 11
Speed decreased from 11 to 10
Weight increased from 216 to 218
2022-07-31
Gap vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Gap vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Eye decreased from 14 to 13
Eye vs R decreased from 14 to 13
2022-05-29
Gap decreased from 15 to 14
Power vs R decreased from 10 to 9
Eye vs L decreased from 14 to 13
Speed decreased from 12 to 11
Stealing decreased from 15 to 14
Weight increased from 215 to 216
2021-04-10
Stealing decreased from 16 to 15
Weight decreased from 216 to 215

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
CHN - MLB
2024 32 137 590 511 150 34 3 10 68 74 72 149 13 1 0.294 0.380 0.810 0.3955 0.358 4.94
CHN - MLB
2023 31 155 603 527 164 28 2 15 74 76 64 140 16 3 0.311 0.386 0.843 0.3984 0.372 5.33
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2022 30 101 433 380 112 29 3 11 49 56 40 109 7 5 0.295 0.358 0.831 0.3811 0.362 3.23
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2021 29 94 412 362 113 24 3 8 47 51 41 84 7 5 0.312 0.379 0.841 0.3846 0.370 3.28
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2020 28 155 693 602 204 47 6 22 100 107 67 143 23 5 0.339 0.407 0.954 0.4155 0.415 8.07
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2019 27 40 182 162 49 15 2 4 23 35 20 37 6 5 0.303 0.379 0.873 0.3719 0.381 1.46
JAC - MLB
2019 27 17 76 67 15 2 1 0 5 6 8 17 1 0 0.224 0.303 0.586 0.2941 0.269 0.06
PIT - MLB
2019 27 6 25 22 4 2 0 2 6 3 3 7 0 0 0.182 0.280 0.826 0.1538 0.354 0.16
JAC - MLB
2018 26 159 705 608 170 40 5 10 76 89 90 147 11 0 0.280 0.370 0.781 0.3501 0.345 4.55
JAC - MLB
2017 25 91 393 348 93 18 2 8 37 47 38 84 8 2 0.267 0.341 0.740 0.3269 0.326 2.05
JAC - MLB
2016 24 159 680 611 191 39 5 12 84 80 60 116 13 2 0.313 0.371 0.823 0.3653 0.362 6.60
Miami - MLB
MIA - MLB
2015 23 145 586 536 152 20 1 15 62 61 44 105 6 2 0.284 0.336 0.744 0.3262 0.328 3.91
Total - MLB
MLB
1259 5378 4736 1417 298 33 117 631 685 547 1138 111 30 0.299 0.370 0.821 0.3697 0.361 43.62

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Modesto - CAL
MOD - CAL
2022 30 7 33 24 11 4 0 0 8 6 8 6 4 0 0.458 0.576 1.201 0.5789 0.522 0.65
NRL - PCL
2017 25 18 71 59 20 6 0 3 6 11 9 11 0 2 0.339 0.435 1.028 0.3778 0.443 0.66
Total - AAA
AAA
18 71 59 20 6 0 3 6 11 9 11 0 2 0.339 0.435 1.028 0.3778 0.443 0.66
Total - A
A
7 33 24 11 4 0 0 8 6 8 6 4 0 0.458 0.576 1.201 0.5789 0.522 0.65

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
CHN - MLB
2024 LF 137 1171.2 237 12 1 0.996 1.913 1.077 11.96
CHN - MLB
2023 LF 145 1217.2 244 10 0 1.000 1.877 1.063 9.87
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2022 LF 97 841.0 172 6 1 0.994 1.905 1.086 9.87
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2021 LF 93 803.0 171 5 1 0.994 1.973 1.063 6.88
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2020 LF 147 1285.1 261 11 3 0.989 1.905 1.059 10.05
Colorado - MLB
COL - MLB
2019 LF 40 348.2 74 5 1 0.988 2.039 1.024 1.25
JAC - MLB
2019 LF 17 148.2 39 1 0 1.000 2.422 1.023 0.62
PIT - MLB
2019 LF 6 50.0 10 0 0 1.000 1.800 0.996 -0.03
JAC - MLB
2018 LF 157 1404.1 329 11 1 0.997 2.179 1.031 6.91
JAC - MLB
2017 C 1 8.0 3 1 0 1.000 4.500 0.000 -0.13
JAC - MLB
2017 LF 88 782.2 183 7 3 0.985 2.185 1.036 4.36
JAC - MLB
2016 C 1 8.0 7 0 1 0.875 7.875 0.000 -0.38
JAC - MLB
2016 2B 1 3.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
JAC - MLB
2016 LF 153 1377.0 315 5 0 1.000 2.092 1.071 15.30
Miami - MLB
MIA - MLB
2015 C 1 8.0 4 0 0 1.000 4.500 0.000 0.02
Miami - MLB
MIA - MLB
2015 LF 134 1149.1 238 6 1 0.996 1.911 1.070 10.99
Miami - MLB
MIA - MLB
2015 CF 7 60.0 11 1 0 1.000 1.800 0.893 -0.97
Total C 3 24.0 14 1 1 -0.49
Total 2B 1 3.0 0 0 0 0.00
Total LF 1214 10579.1 2273 79 12 88.01
Total CF 7 60.0 11 1 0 -0.97
Date Team Players Sent Team Players Sent
April 29, 2019 Jacksonville Christian Yelich
Julio Urias
Keone Kela
Brendan Young
Angel Reyes
Pittsburgh Jose Altuve
May 6, 2019 Pittsburgh Christian Yelich
Todd Frazier
Ben Wallace
Colorado Nolan Arenado
Mikey White
Corey Ray
James Harris
Patrick Corbin
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 2020 Colorado (MLB)
2018 Jacksonville (MLB)
2016 Jacksonville (MLB)
2015 Jacksonville (MLB)
League Champ 2020 Colorado (MLB)
Gold Glove 2020 - LF Colorado (MLB)
2016 - LF Jacksonville (MLB)
2015 - LF Jacksonville (MLB)
Silver Slugger 2020 - LF Colorado (MLB)
Championship Series MVP 2020 Colorado (MLB)
Batter of the Month May 2015 Jacksonville (MLB)
Player of the Week Aug 22, 2022 Colorado (MLB)
May 18, 2020 Colorado (MLB)
May 21, 2018 Jacksonville (MLB)
Apr 27, 2015 Jacksonville (MLB)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink2
Grey Ink34
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year PA Rank
2018 705 6
Year Hits Rank
2016 191 4
2020 204 3
Year TB Rank
2020 329 4
Year 2B Rank
2016 39 6
2018 40 5
2020 47 1
Year RBI Rank
2020 100 9
Year R Rank
2020 107 4
Year BB Rank
2018 90 4
Year SH Rank
2020 20 2
Year SF Rank
2016 7 3
2018 6 7
Year XBH Rank
2020 75 2
Year Avg Rank
2016 0.313 5
2020 0.339 3
Year OBP Rank
2020 0.407 4
2023 0.386 9
Year SLG Rank
2020 0.547 5
Year ISO Rank
2020 0.208 9
Year OPS Rank
2020 0.954 4
Year G Rank
2016 159 9
2018 159 6
Year WAR Rank
2016 6.5 8
2020 8.0 3