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08:13 AM ET 11.07 | The long list of accomplishments for Christian Yelich has grown this offseason with his representing the Marlins in the Arizona Fall League. He already was a two-time organizational Player of the Year for the Marlins, an All-Star Futures Game selection, the Florida State League's postseason All-Star, and the No. 1 prospect in the organization. Everything is going right for the 20-year-old native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., this year, but he keeps himself in check. ... If he can avoid the wrath of freak accidents [such as the one that landed him on the DL late in spring training], Yelich could be joining 60 percent of AFL alumni who reach the majors. Based on his track record, it looks like it could be sooner rather than later.

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November 7, 2012  09:02 AM ET

He's a left handed hitting OF with about 400 AB at class A and double A. The Miami Herald must not have been able to think of any good rumors to start.

November 7, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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He's a left handed hitting OF with about 400 AB at class A and double A. The Miami Herald must not have been able to think of any good rumors to start.

Lowered expectations I guess.

November 7, 2012  11:45 AM ET

He doesn't look a day over 15.

 
November 7, 2012  03:59 PM ET

Another young baseball prospect, but the key word here was he played in Single A league in 12. As every one knows the further you advance the harder it is, and there is the old question can you hit a curve ball and a fast ball with movement.

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