Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich

LF,CF,RF - MIL
Age: 27Bats: LThrows: R

Next Game

MIL @ ARI
T. Clarke #378
Fri, 7/19 9:40pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #2
Projection (?) 6 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
100%

Eligibility

Yahoo LF,CF,RF
ESPN LF,CF,RF
CBS CF,LF,RF

In real life, Yelich doesn't do enough overall to have surpassed Trout as the top player in the game but with a 50 homer, 40 steal pace to go with a .330 batting average, you can bet your bottom dollar that he has been the #1 fantasy asset this season and will continue to be so.

Yelich looks every bit as good as he did last season, when he finished tied with J.D. Martinez as the most valuable player overall in standard 5x5 roto/categories leagues. It would be unwise to bet against him finishing as fantasy's top player once again.

So much for Yelich not sustaining his power tear. After wrapping up the NL MVP with 21 homers in August and September, the outfielder already gone deep 29 times through June. Heavy ground-ball hitters aren't supposed to produce such prolific power, but Yelich is looking more like the exception. Expected to regress, he instead is poised to exceed last year's 36 dingers and 22 steals. Treat him as a top-five stud who is making a strong case to usurp Mike Trout as the rightful No. 1.