Wed, 31 Jul 2013 10:07:46 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich moved into the No. 1 spot in the batting order on Tuesday, July 30, a move that bumped SS Adeiny Hechavarria to the two-hole. Yelich regularly occupied the leadoff spot while with Double-A Jacksonville. Manager Mike Redmond hopes the change helps Yelich become a little more comfortable, although the youngster said he feels comfortable hitting anywhere. Redmond also hopes Hechavarria will see more pitches as a result; the manager has stated on multiple occasions that he believes the Cuban shortstop is best suited for that spot.
Fantasy Tip: Hopefully arrangement gets Yelich (.212/.278/.242 in 36 plate appearances) going, but it may have been only a matter of time, regardless. Hechavarria (.240/.277/.314) has cooled off since moving into the top spot, but he's flashed a little promise with the bat, at least. He could attract attention in very deep mixed leagues if he picks it back up.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:37:08 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich will start in left field and OF Jake Marisnick will be the team's starting center fielder. "These are two guys who definitely are going to improve our defense in the outfield," manager Mike Redmond said. "Jake plays a great center field, and Yelich too. I think those guys will bring excitement and hopefully another boost of energy to this team and this lineup."
Fantasy Tip: Yelich and Marisnick should both be scooped in NL-only leagues if they haven't been already. Marisnick probably has a better shot to contribute better numbers immediately, while Yelich profiles as a better long-term keeper asset. Don't rule out both becoming valuable in deep mixed leagues before the season is over.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:11:50 -0700
The Miami Marlins optioned INF Derek Dietrich and OF Marcell Ozuna to Double-A Jacksonville and will call up OF Christian Yelich and OF Jake Marisnick.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick is having a solid year in center field at Double-A. He's hitting .294 with 12 homers, 46 RBIs and 11 steals. Yelich is hitting .280 with seven homers and 29 RBIs. Marisnick's skill set could translate into a recipe for success at the major-league level this season, but we question whether Yelich is ready. He was hitting .240 a couple weeks ago before a hot stretch recently. Grab both in NL-only leagues, and Marisnick could become useful in mixed leagues.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:52:26 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich will likely come up before the end of July if he can show consistency at Double-A Jacksonville in the next week or two.
Fantasy Tip: He's hitting .268-6-28 with five steals in 179 at-bats at Double-A this year. He hit .329-12-48 with 20 steals at two Class A levels last season. There is still much to be desired in his development, but we can see stashing him in NL-only leagues if you have the space.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:33:10 -0700
The Miami Marlins are receiving multiple inquiries about OF Justin Ruggiano, and while they aren't actively shopping him, they could decide to trade him this summer. The San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for outfield help. The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers may also be interested. The Marlins aren't motivated to move Ruggiano at the moment, though. OF Christian Yelich (abdominal) just started playing in rehab games last week and OF Jake Marisnick may benefit from more time in the minors. OF Chris Coghlan (calf) has been on the disabled list since June 9 with a nerve issue in his right calf.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that several of Miami's center field options are banged up, don't count the Fish out in trading Ruggiano if they get what they like in return. Marisnick is the most likley option to come up and start in center field if Ruggiano is dealt. Keep an eye on both he and Yelich in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:24:16 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (abdominal) will be placed on the disabled list on Thursday, June 6, with Double-A Jacksonville with a strained abdominal muscle.
Fantasy Tip: This injury isn't serious, but a call-up sometime soon doesn't seem to be in the cards with this development and the pending return of Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring).
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:59:03 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (abdomen) left the game with Double-A Jacksonville with low abdominal pain Monday, June 3, and is doubtful to play Tuesday, June 4.
Fantasy Tip: Yelich had been playing well with Jacksonville, and many were speculating that he's due for a call-up to the majors at some point this summer. Depending on the severity of his injury, though, that may not be in the cards for a while. Yelich will be worthy of owning in all leagues once he comes up.
Wed, 22 May 2013 16:25:35 -0700
The Miami Marlins aren't considering promoting OF Jake Marisnick.
Fantasy Tip: Marisnick is off to a rather slow start at Double-A Jacksonville, and with Christian Yelich heating up, it seems as though Yelich is much closer to a call-up to Miami. Temper your expectations in keeper leagues.
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:24:05 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich went 5-for-6 with two triples and a home run with Double-A Jacksonville Tuesday, May 7. "Yelly, he's turning it up, he definitely is," said INF Derek Dietrich, who watched Yelich through Tuesday go 13 for his last 26 (.500) with two doubles, four triples and two homers. "He's a great hitter, one of the purest hitters I've ever seen and I'm sure it won't be long before we're seeing him in this uniform, too."
Fantasy Tip: Yelich is perhaps the team's most exciting and top-rated position player prospect in their minor league system next to Jake Marisnick. Marisnick might be closer to a call-up, though, even though both are playing at Class AA. Miami is clearly in a rebuilding process and can afford to give Yelich some major league experience later this year if he continues to impress in the minors. Keeper leaguers need to be aware of this kid.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:42:11 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (heel) was used as the designated hitter in extended spring training Tuesday, April 16, and he went hitless in four at-bats. He's been dealing with a left heel bruise. OFs Jake Marisnick (hand) and Marcell Ozuna (wrist) have also been playing in extended spring training but are now expected to join Single-A Jupiter. Both are expected to move to Double-A Jacksonville in a few days.