Untouchable # 3: Christian Yelich
Between now and the end of the 2018 season, Christian Yelich will make just under $12 million dollars. That’s stupid value for a player that is just finding his power stroke, can steal double-digit bases, and play Gold Glove caliber defense. It would also be an upset if he doesn’t hit .300 or better in each of those seasons, starting with this one. He’s a force, in the field and at the plate.
Basically, he’s already producing at an All-Star level, and is just scratching the surface on his talent. Put another way, we are probably closer to having already seen Stanton’s best season than we we are to having seen Yelich’s. And he’s so cheap. That can’t be stressed enough for this Marlins team. Even in the second half of the contract, for what he’d be offering opposite Stanton in the lineup, he’s a bargain.
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