2023 Player Outlook
After a rough 2021 season, Yelich bounced back a bit in 2022, slashing .252/.355/.383 with 14 home runs, 99 runs scored and 19 stolen bases, his highest mark since 2019 when he swiped 30 bags. Yelich is still making hard contact, and a lot of it, but his ground ball rate is rising again, and in the last two years, he’s posted GB/FB rates of 2.29 and 2.55. For a frame of reference, his career-best in home runs was 44 back in 2019, and his GB/FB rate was 1.20 that year. While the years of Yelich hitting 30+ home runs are well behind him, as long as he stays healthy and his back issues don’t flare up, Yelich seems like a safe bet in 2023 to hit .250+ and potentially join the 15/15 club for the first time since 2019. The top half of the Milwaukee lineup is pretty good, so there are capable guys behind him to bring him around, so maybe we even see him get to 100 runs scored this year.