Who is Christian Yelich?
Christian Yelich is an American professional baseball outfielder who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of the Major League Baseball. He also played for the Miami Marlins for four seasons.
Christian Yelich Career
Born on December 5, 1991, in Thousand Oaks, California, Yelich went to Westlake High School. He batted .373 with 25 hits and 16 strikes out of 67 at-bats during his freshman year. He batted .451 with 37 hits, nine strikeouts, and nine home runs in 82 at-bats during his time as a senior. Yelich was ranked 34 among the top 100 players in the nation in high school and was awarded Second Team All-American by Max Preps.
Yelich was then drafted by Miami Marlins in the 23rd overall in the 2010 MLB draft. He agreed to a $1.7 million signing bonus with the Marlins. The next year, he batted .261 with 43 hits, six strikeouts, and four home runs. He was named the Marlins’ Minor League player of the year in 2011 and 2012.
Yelich was then promoted to the major leagues from the Double-A Jacksonville Suns by the Marlins. He had a brilliant 2014 season, batting .284 with 21 steals. He also won a Gold Glove award in the left field, becoming the youngest ever player and first outfielder to win the award. Despite his promising start to 2014 campaign, he struggled at 2015 and 2016 season due to injury.
Yelich was then traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. He was named to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game after batting .285 with 11 home runs, 36 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases. He finished his first season with Brewers with a .362/.402/.598 slash line, 36 homers and 110 RBIs.
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Christian Yelich Net Worth, Salary and Career Earnings
Christian Yelich signed a seven-year, $49.57 million contract with Miami Marlins on March 22, 2015. He will get an annual salary of $7,081,429. In 2018, he will earn a base salary of $7,000,000.
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Christian Yelich has earned more than $14,275,000 through his entire career playing for Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers. His net worth is certainly expected to rise in coming years as his salary is projected to be increased to $9,750,000 in 2019, $12,500,000 in 2020, $14,000,000 in 2021 and $15,000,000 in 2022. As of 2018, Christian Yelich net worth is estimated to be in the range of $11 million to $13 million.