2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Christian Yelich
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season.
In a cruel twist of fate for Christian Yelich , his 2019 season ended in Miami when he fouled a pitch off his knee resulting in a broken right kneecap. Despite playing in only 130 games last year, Yelich set career highs in the following categories:
- Average (.329) led the MLB for the second straight season
- Home runs (44)
- On-base percentage (.429)
- Slugging percentage (.671) also led the majors
- On-base plus slugging percentage (1.100) led the majors
- Stolen bases (30)
- Tied his career high in walks (80)
At the time of his injury, Yelich appeared on his way to become the first player in major league history with at least 50 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season. He settled for being the 10th player ever with at least 40 homers and 30 steals. Not too shabby.
All told, Yelich scored 100 runs with 97 RBI with his robust slash line and career best home run total. His walk percentage remained strong at 13.8 percent versus a 20.3 strikeout rate. Yelich also...