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Christian Yelich
LF | B/T: L/R | 6' 3" 195LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2010 | Rd: 1, #23, Florida Marlins | Westlake HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 475 399 70 99 9 51 9 .248 .362 .373 .736
9 Seasons 4765 4140 696 1207 160 573 137 .292 .379 .477 .857
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .248 9 51 9 .736
9 Seasons .292 160 573 137 .857

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 24 2125 375 18 4.8 91.7 112.5 0 30.1 .299 .436 .343 .353 .407 45.6 19.2 9
2016 25 2715 445 43 9.7 92.6 113.6 2.7 31.9 .298 .499 .367 .378 .445 51.5 20.9 10.9
2017 26 2883 471 33 7 90.6 112.4 4.7 29.5 .284 .455 .348 .359 .405 45.9 19.7 11.5
2018 27 2532 441 57 12.9 92.6 113.6 5 36.7 .316 .566 .422 .414 .495 50.8 20.7 10.4
2019 28 2284 374 59 15.8 93.3 117.9 11.3 33.2 .313 .626 .442 .427 .509 49.1 20.2 13.8
2020 29 1100 124 15 12.1 94 112 7.1 32.3 .248 .468 .343 .375 .486 55.6 30.8 18.6
2021 30 2012 289 22 7.6 91 114.9 2.8 29.4 .249 .382 .325 .334 .379 48.8 23.8 14.7
15651 2519 247 9.8 92.1 117.9 4.6 32 .292 .496 .374 .379 .445 49 21.3 12.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 1140 56.8 276 232 61 45 9 2 5 59 174 .263 .258 .384 .383 .340 .343 91.3 3 18.6 18.0
2021 Breaking 577 28.8 113 95 18 15 3 0 0 36 61 .189 .219 .221 .312 .248 .297 90.7 4 36.5 16.8
2021 Offspeed 289 14.4 79 70 19 8 7 0 4 17 53 .271 .260 .543 .474 .379 .358 88.4 0 31.5 17.5
2020 Fastballs 614 55.8 136 109 26 13 4 1 8 36 73 .239 .271 .514 .531 .388 .409 95.3 9 25.2 24.5
2020 Breaking 353 32.1 83 68 13 7 3 0 3 33 35 .191 .221 .368 .412 .317 .345 92.9 4 47.1 26.6
2020 Offspeed 133 12.1 26 23 2 1 0 0 1 7 16 .087 .218 .217 .333 .191 .293 90.3 4 38.1 18.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 63.7 8.5 27.5 0.3 26.7 46.4 26.9 1.1 51.2 8 27.5 5.6 4.8
2016 58.4 11.5 28.1 2 33 38.2 28.8 2 42.2 9 26.5 7.2 9.7
2017 55.6 16.3 25.5 2.5 27.2 43.9 28.9 3.6 40.6 14.9 27 5.5 7
2018 52.8 16.8 27.4 2.9 31.3 44.2 24.5 2.3 42.2 10.2 24 7.9 12.9
2019 42.8 28.1 24.1 5.1 35.8 40.6 23.3 2.4 30.7 19.8 23.8 6.4 15.8
2020 51.6 19.4 26.6 2.4 33.9 37.1 29 1.6 33.1 15.3 28.2 8.1 12.1
2021 55.7 17 23.9 3.5 33.9 36.3 29.8 3.1 43.9 16.3 20.8 8.3 7.6
54.7 16.4 26.2 2.7 31.2 41.6 27.1 2.4 41.3 12.9 25.3 6.8 9.8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Splitter -0.9 0 40 2 8 .25 .25 .225 33.3 25 14.3 .252 .279 .242 33.3
2021 Cutter -1 -1 124 6.2 22 .143 .143 .155 31.6 22.7 15.6 .219 .368 .274 43.8
2021 Curveball -0.5 -1 237 11.8 43 .128 .179 .186 35.1 30.2 15.1 .229 .314 .281 42.3
2021 Changeup 2.8 7 249 12.4 71 .274 .581 .413 31.2 21.1 18.1 .261 .499 .372 44.7
2021 Slider 0.4 1 346 17.2 72 .241 .259 .297 37.1 33.3 18.2 .212 .308 .306 55.6
2021 Sinker 1.6 4 269 13.4 77 .279 .377 .371 10.7 20.8 21.9 .274 .362 .365 64.4
2021 4-Seamer -0.1 -1 747 37.1 177 .273 .42 .366 18.8 21.5 17 .257 .394 .343 45.1
2020 Splitter -0.9 0 12 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .247 .21 66.7
2020 Cutter -6.8 -4 61 5.5 16 .067 .133 .122 24 31.3 31.3 .154 .235 .203 30
2020 Changeup -1.1 -1 121 11 23 .1 .25 .217 41 30.4 21.9 .221 .346 .304 30.8
2020 Curveball -2.1 -4 180 16.4 41 .125 .25 .277 53.6 43.9 31.6 .159 .278 .297 50
2020 Slider 1 2 173 15.7 42 .25 .472 .383 41.5 35.7 22.4 .276 .532 .392 61.9
2020 Sinker -0.9 -2 201 18.3 45 .184 .368 .326 22.6 31.1 26.4 .243 .415 .346 58.3
2020 4-Seamer 2.4 8 352 32 75 .321 .714 .5 26.7 22.7 21.8 .32 .69 .49 66.7
2019 Splitter 3 1 27 1.2 6 .333 .5 .358 56.3 50 75 .113 .168 .121 33.3
2019 Cutter 4.6 8 165 7.2 44 .405 .757 .525 24.7 15.9 14.6 .402 .735 .509 46.7
2019 Curveball 2.4 6 229 10 48 .256 .605 .393 45.6 39.6 23.8 .285 .689 .426 62.5
2019 Changeup 4.2 13 310 13.6 78 .385 .738 .513 39.1 20.5 16.7 .318 .657 .451 49
2019 Slider 2.2 8 375 16.4 98 .276 .598 .403 46.8 35.7 26.9 .238 .467 .337 36.5
2019 Sinker 0.6 3 426 18.6 111 .307 .624 .427 12.2 13.5 15.8 .35 .67 .449 53.5
2019 4-Seamer 1.8 13 736 32.2 175 .358 .73 .497 16.6 13.1 11.1 .326 .655 .449 49.6
2018 Splitter 14.7 4 25 1 10 .444 .778 .535 21.4 10 14.3 .487 .657 .522 50
2018 Cutter 7.8 9 118 4.7 31 .419 .839 .529 21.4 25.8 29.6 .374 .725 .47 47.8
2018 Curveball 3.6 10 273 10.8 61 .368 .667 .486 35.3 23 17.9 .321 .544 .389 48.8
2018 Changeup 2.1 7 325 12.8 88 .282 .551 .401 35.3 19.3 16.5 .268 .463 .357 41
2018 Slider 1.7 7 415 16.4 126 .248 .531 .373 38.5 35.7 28.5 .235 .458 .342 44.9
2018 Sinker 1.2 7 552 21.8 155 .328 .507 .406 11.2 9.7 14.9 .355 .569 .439 56.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.9 15 820 32.4 177 .364 .669 .478 12.6 19.2 16.1 .347 .672 .472 55.1
2017 Knuckleball 0.3 0 30 1 7 .333 .333 .357 17.6 14.3 7.1 .42 .512 .446 40
2017 Splitter -3.6 -2 65 2.3 18 .188 .25 .247 33.3 5.6 5.6 .323 .488 .381 40
2017 Cutter 0.6 1 121 4.2 39 .212 .273 .287 26.4 25.6 22.2 .213 .323 .3 21.7
2017 Curveball -1.8 -7 365 12.7 68 .153 .203 .217 35.5 32.4 20.2 .194 .238 .252 34.2
2017 Changeup -0.5 -2 373 12.9 80 .222 .347 .282 35.5 21.3 17.2 .24 .343 .29 35.7
2017 Slider -0.6 -2 388 13.5 97 .207 .287 .265 38.6 43.3 26.4 .2 .303 .265 48.9
2017 Sinker 1 5 539 18.7 129 .354 .487 .414 9.3 10.1 11.3 .354 .536 .419 51
2017 4-Seamer 1.7 17 985 34.2 243 .354 .622 .448 12.9 12.3 11.7 .336 .605 .431 51.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 272 1170 -1 -7 8 5 5
2014 657 2803 1 -18 22 13 18
2015 516 2088 3 -20 13 8 3
2016 639 2654 10 -21 17 12 18
2017 682 2869 -17 -14 27 14 10
2018 694 2705 34 -8 20 13 59
2019 559 2267 24 -11 23 15 51
2020 254 1136 -5 -15 10 7 -3
2021 487 2083 -16 -9 20 13 8
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2125 46.4 65 84.5 24.7 58.1 42.3 24 43.2 22.1 7.1 74.5
2016 2715 45.3 63.3 85.6 21 48.9 42.8 18.4 40.3 24.4 5.6 78
2017 2883 47.3 63.9 85.7 23 57.8 42.2 19.5 42.5 22.1 7.1 77.6
2018 2532 47.9 65.1 85.4 25.1 55.6 42.9 28.9 44.3 22.8 6.3 81.3
2019 2284 41.4 69.8 83.8 27.9 50.4 40.6 29.7 45.2 28.2 4.9 81.3
2020 1100 42.4 57.7 78.1 17.7 38.4 41.5 13.4 34.6 33.6 5.1 66.1
2021 2012 47.6 67.1 83.2 18 47.9 41.6 22.5 41.4 24.9 6.3 74
15651 45.8 65 84.4 23 52.5 42.1 23 42.2 24.6 6.2 77.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 85 99 73 46 94 47 45 92 91 48 69 45 90
2016 93 97 88 73 95 85 79 96 100 40 83 36 92
2017 82 87 65 50 92 72 56 92 95 55 80 57 80 45
2018 99 100 99 94 98 97 92 95 97 50 73 58 84 79
2019 99 99 99 98 99 96 97 98 96 61 93 22 88 19
2020 87 49 71 77 95 75 80 99 98 11 98 12 81 14
2021 60 48 29 26 89 35 42 80 87 32 98 45 81 73
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.8 44 37.3 7 12 23 19 43.2
2020 22.8 12 9.5 3 6 8 3 25
2021 22.5 9 7.3 2 8 8 1 11.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 44 39 40 40 42 33 36 41 38 38 41 38 30 29 35 39 30 39 29 40 27 38 35 40 40 42 42 37 43 36 42
2020 12 10 11 10 11 8 10 13 9 10 9 8 6 5 9 11 6 10 10 10 8 8 9 11 10 11 12 10 12 9 10
2021 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 6 10 8 4 4 6 8 4 8 6 8 3 7 7 9 8 9 10 7 10 6 9
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 91.7 92.6 0.9 90.6 -2 92.6 2 93.3 0.7 94 0.7 91 -3
Launch Angle 0 2.7 2.7 4.7 2 5 0.3 11.3 6.3 7.1 -4.2 2.8 -4.3
Barrel % 4.8 9.7 4.9 7 -2.7 12.9 5.9 15.8 2.9 12.1 -3.7 7.6 -4.5
Hard Hit % 45.6 51.5 5.9 45.9 -5.6 50.8 4.9 49.1 -1.7 55.6 6.5 48.8 -6.8
Sweet Spot % 30.1 31.9 1.8 29.5 -2.4 36.7 7.2 33.2 -3.5 32.3 -0.9 29.4 -2.9
xBA .299 .298 -0.001 .284 -0.014 .316 0.032 .312 -0.004 .248 -0.064 .249 0.001
BA .3 .298 -0.002 .282 -0.016 .326 0.044 .329 0.003 .205 -0.124 .248 0.043
xwOBA .353 .378 0.025 .359 -0.019 .414 0.055 .426 0.012 .375 -0.051 .334 -0.041
wOBA .343 .367 0.024 .348 -0.019 .422 0.074 .442 0.02 .343 -0.099 .325 -0.018
xSLG .436 .499 0.063 .455 -0.044 .566 0.111 .625 0.059 .468 -0.157 .382 -0.086
SLG .416 .483 0.067 .439 -0.044 .598 0.159 .671 0.073 .43 -0.241 .373 -0.057
K% 19.2 20.9 1.7 19.7 -1.2 20.7 1 20.3 -0.4 30.8 10.5 23.8 -7
BB% 9 10.9 1.9 11.5 0.6 10.4 -1.1 13.8 3.4 18.6 4.8 14.7 -3.9
Swing % 43.2 40.3 -2.9 42.5 2.2 44.3 1.8 45.2 0.9 34.6 -10.6 41.4 6.8
Whiff% 22.1 24.4 2.3 22.1 -2.3 22.8 0.7 28.2 5.4 33.6 5.4 24.9 -8.7
In Zone % 46.4 45.3 -1.1 47.3 2 47.9 0.6 41.4 -6.5 42.4 1 47.6 5.2
Out of Zone % 53.6 54.7 1.1 52.7 -2 52.1 -0.6 58.6 6.5 57.6 -1 52.4 -5.2
Out of Zone Swing % 24.7 21 -3.7 23 2 25.1 2.1 27.9 2.8 17.7 -10.2 18 0.3
First Pitch Swing % 24 18.4 -5.6 19.5 1.1 28.9 9.4 29.7 0.8 13.4 -16.3 22.5 9.1
First Pitch Strike % 56.6 55.1 -1.5 52.2 -2.9 60.5 8.3 54.8 -5.7 50.6 -4.2 55.2 4.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 631 3 0.5 .364 .293
2017 L 682 4 0.6 .348 .392
2018 L 649 11 1.7 .421 .487
2019 L 562 182 32.4 .428 .470
2020 L 245 133 54.3 .376 .315
2021 L 470 247 52.6 .347 .304

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