Yelich was chosen by the Miami Marlins with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft.
On August 17, just before the deadline to sign 2010 draft picks was due to expire, Yelich and the Marlins reached an agreement on a $1.7 million signing bonus.
Before being promoted to Class-A, Yelich played six games for the Gulf Coast League Marlins, compiling a.375 batting average on nine hits and seven strikeouts.
He batted .348 while appearing in six games for the Greensboro Grasshoppers in 2010. He had 43 hits, six strikeouts, and four home runs in 2011, batting .261.
Yelich won the 2011 and 2012 Marlins Minor League Player of the Year awards. Yelich was elevated by the Marlins from the Double-A Jacksonville Suns to the MLB on July 23, 2013.
Yelich batted.284 with 31 steals in 2014 while playing leadoff for the Miami Marlins. He was the youngest player in franchise history and the first outfielder to win a Gold Glove Award for left field.
Yelich set a franchise record for fielding percentage in left field during the season with.996. On September 28, 2014, when Steven Souza Jr. made a diving play to preserve Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter, he was the last out.
Did Christian Yelich Attend College?
Yelich got a scholarship from the Miami Hurricanes baseball club to play college baseball and study as well.