Christian Yelich

Christian Yelich

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

Next Game

CIN @ MIL
S. Gray #94
Tue, 5/21 7:40pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #3
Projection (?) 6.4 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
99%
 
ESPN
100%

Eligibility

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

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. At this point, 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 14 times through April. 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. Treat him as a top-five stud, and only sell high if presented an astronomical Godfather offer.

There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year