Colorado Rockies: Should they acquire Christian Yelich from Miami?

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 25: Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins celebrates a three-run homerun against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 25, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 25: Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins celebrates a three-run homerun against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 25, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins follows through on his third inning two run home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 7, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: Christian Yelich #21 of the Miami Marlins follows through on his third inning two run home run against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 7, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

In 2017, Yelich played in 156 games and he scored 100 runs (which tied him for seventh in the National League with Nolan Arenado) with 170 hits (9th in the NL), 36 doubles (9th in the NL), 18 home runs, 81 RBI, 16 stolen bases, a .282/.369/.439 slash line, and an OPS+ of 117.

In 2016, he played in 155 games with 78 runs, 172 hits (12th in the NL), 38 doubles (tied for 9th in NL), 21 home runs, 98 RBI (9th in the NL), nine stolen bases, a .298/.376/.483 slash line, and a 135 OPS+. He also earned MVP votes and won a Silver Slugger Award.

By looking at MLB.com’s Statcast technology, Yelich was 29th in baseball in average exit velocity off his bat as he averaged 90.4 miles per hour. He also has a very high percentage of 95+ MPH contact as 45.9 percent of his contact reached that threshold. That was 19th in all of baseball. Overall, he had 216 instances of 95+ MPH, which was fifth highest in all of baseball.

These numbers were put up in Marlins Park, one of the best pitcher’s parks in the National League. According to Baseball Reference, Marlins Park has a park factor of 93 (above 100 is a hitter’s park and below is a pitcher’s park). For comparison, Coors Field had a park factor of 115.

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