Yelich is currently penciled in to be the team's starting left fielder, but he told MLB Network Radio he's prepared to play anywhere in the outfield.
"I feel comfortable out there -- in left and at right. I've been working out at all three outfield positions this offseason," Yelich said. "I'd like to improve my outfield defense. I've been working hard on it and trying to make some strides there. I've only been out there four years."
Baseball analyst Jim Bowden said he sees Yelich as a "20-homer, 20-stolen base, .300 average type of guy."
Yelich's stat-line has been propped up by a .372 BABIP, which is likely to decline. On top of that, his 22 percent strikeout rate is another indicator that he's not a .290 hitter just yet. Yelich has shown some promising skills in his brief debut, walking 10.5 percent of the time, so there's certainly value to be had there.
Moving forward the rest of this year, and in keeper leagues, he's unlikely to repeat that perfomance unless he cuts down on his swings and misses.
Yelich hit two singles and a double, finishing the game 3 for 5. He scored one run and drove in two. Yelich is hitting .291/.360/.411 in 158 at-bats.
Yelich hit a solo shot with one out in the first as he was the No. 2 hitter for the Marlins on the game. He finished 3 for 4 and is batting .281.
The 21-year-old top prospect has hit in five of his last six games. He's gone 10 for 22 over that stretch with two homers and three runs driven in.
"No different if it's lefty or righty, I'm still trying to look for a pitch to hit," he said, per MLB.com. "I kind of have the same approach against every guy. I try not to make it any more complicated than that. When you do that, I think it takes you out of your game. If you approach it like, 'It's a lefty, I'm going to do something different here,' it doesn't work."
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