Yelich, Christian Born on December 5, 1991 (Age: 26-329d) in Thousand Oaks, California, USA The Florida Marlins selected him in the first round (23rd overall) of the Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft in 2010. He played high school baseball at Jesuit High School in Los Angeles, California.
Christian Yelich made his major league debut on April 17, 2015. The Miami Marlins played host to the Atlanta Braves that day. In what would be a back and forth game, Yelich went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI's as the Marlins won, 13-10. His first career homer came in his first at-bat of the game off of Julio Teheran.
In his rookie season, Yelich finished with a.304 batting average (3rd in NL), 31 homers (1st in NL), 99 RBI (2nd in NL), and 9 stolen bases (T4th in NL). He was awarded the National League Rookie of the Year Award after hitting.443 with runners in scoring position and led all rookies with 29 homers and 99 RBI.
He returned in 2016 as one of the top hitters in baseball again with a line of.438/.542/.987 (171 wRC+).
Thousands of Oaks Yelich grew up in Thousand Oaks, California, and graduated from Westlake High School. He batted throughout his freshman year. He batted 373 times in 67 at bats, with 25 hits and 16 strikeouts. His.947 slugging percentage was second on the team.
After his first season at Westlake, Yelich decided to forgo his remaining years of high school eligibility and enter UCLA as a freshman baseball player. As a freshman, he played 31 games (all but one as a outfielder) and had 79 at bats, hitting.455/.542/1.077 with five doubles, two home runs, and 10 RBIs. As a sophomore, he played 52 games (all but two in left field) and had 148 at bats, hitting.443/.545/.987 with six doubles, a triple, four home runs, and 21 RBIs.
As a junior, Yelich played only 51 games because of a knee injury that required surgery to repair a torn ligament and meniscus. He returned in mid-season and finished the year with three homers and nine RBIs in just 42 at bats. After his junior year, he made the decision to forgo his final year of college eligibility and enter the 2017 MLB draft.
Yelich got a scholarship to play for the Miami Hurricanes baseball club in college. In the 2010 MLB draft, the Miami Marlins picked Yelich in the first round, with the 23rd overall pick. On August 17, soon before the deadline to sign 2010 draftees passed, Yelich and the Marlins agreed to a $1.7 million signing bonus. He made his major league debut on April 15, 2014.
In 2015, he was named the MVP of the National League after hitting.429 with 13 homers and 76 RBIs.
He plays second base for the Milwaukee Brewers and has been nominated for the award each year since 2015.
Before becoming a professional player, Yelich played three seasons for the Miami Hurricanes. As a freshman in 2009, he started 46 of 50 games at third base and hit.443 with 14 RBIs. As a sophomore in 2010, he started 45 of 46 games at shortstop and hit.455 with 12 RBIs. His season was cut short when he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. As a junior in 2011, he started 47 of 48 games at second base and hit.471 with 16 RBIs. After his successful career at Miami, he was drafted by the Marlins in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft.
His father, Jeff, also played baseball at Miami. They are the only pair of brothers to both play major league baseball.
Alonso, Alonso, Alonso. Born: April 8, 1987 (Age: 31-210d) in La Habana, Cuba Drafted: By the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft and by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (7th) in the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.
Yonder Alonso is a Cuban baseball player who has played for the Minnesota Twins since 2011. He is a third baseman and right fielder and weighs 200 lbs. (91 kg). Alonso has played on both sides of the ball, but mainly he is a third baseman. He has played in 121 games and has 930 plate appearances as a rookie while batting.282 with 26 homers and 86 RBIs. Before joining the Twins, he spent three seasons (109 games) in the Cincinnati Reds' organization where he played well enough to earn a September call-up in 1 year. Before signing with the Twins, he played in Cuba's major league for two years (2009-2010).
He became a free agent after the 2010 season and signed with the Seattle Mariners, but they traded him to the Twins before the 2011 season began. He has played very well so far in his career and is considered one of the best young players in baseball.
Alonso debuted on August 7, 2011 against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Twins lost that game 1-4.
Miller, Andrew Born on May 21, 1985 in Gainesville, Florida (Age: 33-166d). Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the third round of the 2003 MLB June Amateur Draft and the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft.
He has a career batting average of.293 with 80 home runs and 463 RBIs at the major league level. In addition, he has played in Japan for the Yokohama BayStars and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles from 2010 to 2014. From 2005 to 2008, Miller played first base and outfield positions for the Michigan Wolverines.
Andrew Miller's brother, Mark, also plays in the MLB. They are both right-handed hitters who have played several positions throughout their careers including catcher, first base, and outfield. The two brothers often get each other's attention with their aggressive approaches at the plate. Both of them enjoy good relationships with their teams' managers.
Andrew Miller is married to Jessica Miller and they have three children together. He spends his free time with family and friends, watching sports events such as baseball games, and traveling around the country with his baseball team.
Andrew Miller was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was nine years old. He has used this experience to help raise money for pediatric research projects through various activities including athletic competitions.