Christian Stephen Yelich, born on December 5, 1991 is most prominently known as an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers in the Major League Baseball, for which he still plays to this day at the age of 28.
Christian Yelich Career Details
Yelich joined the MLB back in 2010 when The Marlins chose Yelich in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft, a team for which he then started playing professionally in 2013 when he made his official MLB season debut. Being among one of highest paid debutants in the MLB, Yelich and the Marlins agreed to a $1.7 million signing bonus on August 17, shortly before the deadline to sign 2010 draftees was about to pass.
Shortly after being signed, Yelich was already breaking records and setting the world of baseball on fire when in the 2014 season he won a Gold Glove Award in the left field, becoming the franchise’sfirst outfielder and youngest ever player to win the award.
Throughout that respective season Yelich set a franchise record for fielding percentage in the left field, at .996, an impressive feat for a player in the first years of their career.
Following his achievements, on March 22, 2015 he secured a $49.57 million contract extension with the Marlins, but shortly after in April had to be placed on the disabled list due to back problems until his return on May 8.
On January 25, 2018, the Marlins traded Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers where he spent no time proving his worth to the new team as he was named the 2018 MLB All-Star Game after batting .285 with 11 stolen bases, 11 home runs, and no less than36 RBIs. In 2019, he won his second National League batting title after he batted .329/.429 with a 1.100 OPS, 11.1 at bats per home runs, 44 home runs (4th in the NL), a .342 ISO, a 93.75 stolen base percentage (3rd),30 stolen bases (3rd) and 97 RBIs in 130 games.
Christian Yelich Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Born as the first child of Alecia and Stephen Yelich and the great-grandson of American football player Fred Gehrke of the San Francisco 49ersand the Los Angeles Rams, Yelich was always interested in sports and baseball in particular as he grew up as both a Los Angeles Dodgers fan and a New York Yankees fan, following their games closely and practicing his swing from an early age. Christian Yelich also has two brothers, his closest Collin, who also plays baseball for the Atlanta Braves, and Cameron Yelich, a member of the United States Marine Corps. He seems to have a close relationship with his entire family, as his parents and siblings often come watch him play and there’s even a photo of him and his mother holding the championship trophy, which he helped his team win.
Christian Yelich Net Worth And Salary
Yelich’s net worth is currently standing at around $67 Million and he is reported to earn around $9.7 million annually under his current contract and sponsorships. It is unknown what Yelich spends most of his money on as he keeps most of his personal life private, but he does own an oceanfront home in Malibu which he bought for $5.6 million in 2018. The estate also has a large garage, however it is unknown what cars he owns or even if he drives any himself, but it is reported that he has a soft spot for SUVs.
Is Christian Yelich Married To Wife?
Yelich is neither married or a parent and just like his spending habits, he opted to keep his dating life private, although according to Sports Gossip, Yelich is now dating Instagram model Emily Balkind. Standing tall at 1.9 m tall and 88 kg Yelich seems to be living a healthy and active lifestyle, however he does seem to be an avid consumer of energy drinks and food from Chipotle, listing both as “things I can’t live without”. He also listed traveling as something he enjoys doing, as well as listening to music with his favorite genres being hip hop and old school 80s pop music, something that you can see from his walk-up song Jungle by Andre Nickatina.
Outside of his baseball career, there’s another sillier thing Yelich is known for, looking like SNL actor Pete Davidson, whom he also met in 2015 when he acknowledged the resemblance byjokingly commenting to Yelich“If I was athletic like this, that’s what it would be like”.