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Apr 12, 2024 1 0 0 0 1
Apr 10, 2024 1 1 1 2 7.5
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The veteran outfielder broke out of his two-year funk in 2023, finishing with a .278/.370/.447 slash line to go along with 19 homers, 28 steals (31 attempts) and 78 RBI in 144 games. It's a far cry from the MVP-level production Christian Yelich posted during his first two years in Milwaukee, but it's still a marked improvement on his .737 OPS from the previous two seasons. A .342 BABIP was backed up by an xBA of .277 and xSLG of .450, which indicates his 2023 results should be sustainable. Yelich's chronic back issues continue to linger and cost him nearly two weeks in September, but he's still played in all but 26 games over the last two years. That MVP form is likely long gone as he enters his age-32 campaign, but Yelich will still have plenty of fantasy value with a decent chance at a 20-20 campaign in 2024.

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2024 534.8 7 5 11 6 2 .333
2023 4923.4 106 19 76 78 28 .278
2022 4232.7 99 14 57 88 19 .252
3y Avg. 4062.9 92 14 61 79 19 .260
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Could land on IL

    Brewers manager Pat Murphy said Saturday that Yelich (back) will not play the rest of Milwaukee's current series against Baltimore and may require a trip to the injured list, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Murphy added that a decision on Yelich will likely come before Monday's series opener against the Padres. If the 32-year-old outfielder's condition doesn't improve by then, he would likely move to the IL, opening the door for Blake Perkins to see regular reps in the outfield. Yelich has been scorching hot to begin the year, slashing .333/.422/.744 across 45 plate appearances.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Held out Saturday

    Yelich (back) isn't in the Brewers' lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles. Yelich felt his back tighten up on him while running during Friday's win and was removed from the game in the second inning. The veteran outfielder has a history with back injuries, so it's not too surprising to see Milwaukee rest him to avoid making the issue worse. Sal Frelick will shift to left field in Yelich's place, allowing Blake Perkins to start in center field and bat ninth.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Removed early Friday

    Yelich was removed from Friday's game against the Orioles early due to lower-back discomfort, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. It's not immediately apparent how serious Yelich's injury is, but the decision to remove him may be precautionary, as he has dealt with back issues in the past. The veteran outfielder singled during his lone at-bat Friday during the top of first inning and was replaced on defense by Blake Perkins before the bottom half of the second.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Tacks on three RBI

    Yelich went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a walk in Tuesday's victory over the Reds. All of Yelich's RBI over his first eight games came via the home run, but he racked up three of them Tuesday without the aid of the long ball. Yelich continues to swing it well early, and he sits sixth in the league among qualified players with a 1.116 OPS.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Steps out of lineup

    Yelich is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. Yelich started the first seven games of the season in left field and has a 1.033 OPS with three homers in 29 plate appearances, but he'll take a seat Sunday. Sal Frelick will shift to left field while Blake Perkins starts in center for the series finale versus Seattle.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Tallies three hits Friday

    Yelich went 3-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's 3-1 victory over the Mets. After batting .303 across 11 spring training games, Yelich's bat stayed hot to begin the new campaign. He registered a base hit in each of his first three at-bats, including a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the top of the fourth inning, before striking out in his final plate appearance. The 2018 NL MVP will likely bat third in Milwaukee's lineup more often than not this season after spending the past few years as the Brewers' leadoff man, which could bode well for his RBI total.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Will bat third for Milwaukee

    Brewers manager Pat Murphy confirmed Monday that his preference is to bat Yelich third this season, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Yelich was the team's leadoff hitter last season under former manager Craig Counsell, but he's mostly hit third this spring with Murphy now in charge. While the new alignment might cost Yelich some runs scored, it should boost his RBI outlook. Garrett Mitchell and Sal Frelick are options for the leadoff spot.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Making spring debut over weekend

    Brewers manager Pat Murphy said he expects Yelich to make his Cactus League debut at some point this weekend, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Extended plate appearances aren't as beneficial in spring training for an established veteran like Yelich compared to a younger player looking to secure an Opening Day roster spot, so the two-time All-Star has instead spent the early part of camp taking part in live batting practice and simulated games to ready himself for the upcoming season. After three consecutive seasons with a sub-.800 OPS, Yelich enjoyed something of a bounce-back campaign in 2023, slashing .278/.370/.447 with 19 home runs and 28 stolen bases across 144 games. Most of Yelich's underlying numbers supported the jump in his batting average and power production, so fantasy players can probably target the 32-year-old outfielder with a greater degree of confidence in fantasy drafts compared to the past couple of years. Even though Murphy is now serving as the Brewers' skipper due to Craig Counsell moving on to the Cubs, Yelich is still expected to occupy his familiar perch atop the order in 2024.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Gets breather Saturday

    Yelich isn't in the Brewers' lineup Saturday against the Cubs. Yelich and his .633 OPS against lefties will sit out the beginning of Saturday's game with Jordan Wicks set to start for Chicago. Mark Canha will start in left field with William Contreras serving as the designated hitter, allowing Victor Caratini to start behind the plate.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Out of Wednesday's lineup

    Yelich is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. The veteran outfielder will receive a day off after the Brewers clinched the NL Central title Tuesday. Tyrone Taylor, Blake Perkins and Sal Frelick will start from left to right in the outfield while Yelich sits.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Shines in return Friday

    Yelich (back) went 3-for-4 with one double, two homers, five RBI and four runs scored in Friday's 16-1 victory over Miami. Yelich had appeared in just one game since Sept. 8 because of a back injury, but he looked 100 percent Friday while helping the Brewers clinch a postseason spot with a complete rout of the Marlins. His second-inning homer sailed an estimated 368 feet, and his sixth-inning blast was tabulated at 430 feet. The 31-year-old outfielder now has 19 homers on the season to go along with his 27 stolen bases.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Batting leadoff in return

    Yelich (back) is starting in left field and batting leadoff in his return to the lineup Friday at Miami. Yelich has logged only four plate appearances over the last two weeks because of a back injury, but he is ready to give it a go as the Brewers open a three-game weekend series versus the Marlins. When healthy this season, the 31-year-old outfielder has posted a solid .795 OPS with 17 home runs, 70 RBI, 27 stolen bases and 98 runs across 137 games.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Remains out with back injury

    Yelich (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Cardinals. Yelich has appeared in only one game since Sept. 8 due to lingering back discomfort, but the NL Central-leading Brewers are refraining from placing him on the 10-day injured list with only 10 games left in the regular season. Mark Canha, Blake Perkins and Sal Frelick will start across the outfield Thursday in St. Louis.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Sits again with back injury

    Yelich (back) is out of the lineup again Wednesday at St. Louis. Yelich is said to be making progress in his recovery from a lingering back injury, but he has started only one of the Brewers' last 12 games. Tyrone Taylor, Blake Perkins and Sal Frelick are starting across the outfield Wednesday as Mark Canha fills the DH role.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Out again with back issue

    Yelich (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday at St. Louis. Yelich has now started only one of the Brewers' last 11 games due to lingering back discomfort. Tyrone Taylor, Blake Perkins and Sal Frelick will canvass the outfield Tuesday versus the Cardinals and left-hander Drew Rom.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Will not start Monday

    Yelich (back) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals. The Brewers continue to take the cautious route with Yelich, and he will open on the bench for the ninth time in 10 games. It's unclear how he is feeling, so it remains to be seen when he will return to action. However, he remains on the active roster for the time being.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Returns to bench

    Yelich (back) will sit Saturday against the Nationals. Yelich returned to the lineup Friday after missing the previous six games due to back stiffness. His absence Saturday is due to the same issue, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, but with manager Craig Counsell saying merely, "I just don't think he's 100 percent," this looks more like a maintenance day than a setback. Between Yelich's star status, his history of back problems and the Brewers' 5.5-game lead atop the NL Central, it's likely the team will continue to be cautious with him over the last two weeks of the regular season. Mark Canha starts in left field Saturday.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Back in lineup

    Yelich (back) is starting in left field and batting in the leadoff spot Friday against Washington. Back stiffness has kept Yelich sidelined for the past week, but he'll return to his usual spot at the top of the order Friday against Jake Irvin. The 31-year-old outfielder has been in a slump at the plate recently, but he still holds an .864 OPS against right-handers this season.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Expected back Friday

    Yelich (back) will likely return to the Brewers' lineup Friday against Washington, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Yelich hasn't played in a game since last Friday, but his absence is set to cap out at a week. The former NL MVP has gone cold following a prolonged hot streak earlier in the summer, hitting just 3-for-24 with two RBI and 12 strikeouts since Sept. 1.
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  • Brewers' Christian Yelich: Remains out with stiff back

    Yelich (back) remains out of the lineup Thursday versus the Marlins. Yelich was able to participate in pregame workouts Tuesday and Wednesday, but he hasn't seen game action since last Friday due to lingering back stiffness. Tyrone Taylor, Joey Wiemer and Sal Frelick will again start across the outfield for the Brewers in Thursday's series finale against Miami.
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