There are three former Miami Marlins who are not doing particularly good. Is it wrong for us to gloat a little bit about that? It’s not our fault they’re not as good outside Miami! As you hopefully checked out our top 5 starting pitching performances article and our Stadium series, let’s look at these struggling former Fish.
Three former Miami Marlins are not playing that well anymore.
3. Christian Yelich
Christian Yelich was pretty good for the Miami Marlins back in the day. He batted .284/.362/.402 in 2014 and .300/.366/.416 in two memorable seasons with The Fish. Yelich’s best however was in 2016, when he batted .298/.376/.483 with 21 home runs and 98 RBI.
Christian Yelich was never much of a power hitter for the Miami Marlins, with 28 in 2017 and 21 in 2016 his highest totals. He was however a good player based on WAR (along with his aforementioned batting average and On Base Percentage). His WAR was 3.8 in 2014, 3.6 in 2015, 4.9 in 2016 and 3.7 in 2017.
Yelich was ultimately a comfortably above average to good player, though not a superstar in his time with the Miami Marlins from 2013 to 2017. He exploded with the Milwaukee Brewers after being traded there, as he batted .326/.402/.598 in 2018 and .329/.429/.671 in 2019. He also hit 36 home runs in 2018 and 44 in 2019, and drove in 110 RBI in 2018 and 97 in 2019.
it’s unfortunate but Yelich’s back became a problem for him and so did his kneecaps. As a result, Yelich has been terrible the last three seasons. He batted .205/.356/.430 with 12 home runs and 22 RBI in 58 games and 200 AB’s in 2020.
He followed that up with a .248/.362/.373 batting line in 2021, with 9 home runs and 51 RBI in 117 games and 399 AB’s. He’s currently hitting .245/.338/.377 with 7 home runs and 27 RBI in 72 games and 273 AB’s.