Spring Training is a good indication of what is to come for young prospects’ careers. It is a good test to face major league pitching and to see what the prospect is made of. For the Miami Marlins, the organization gave one of their top prospects, Christian Yelich, a chance with the big league roster and so far he has not disappointed. Yelich has hit four home runs to go along with 12 RBI and is batting .368/.467/.816 in 38 at- bats. If there is anyone that is deserving of a roster spot in 2013, it is the 22-year-old outfielder.
However, even with great success in camp, manager Mike Redmond is still going to re-assign him to minor league camp because of his age. Yelich was drafted in 2010 in the first round with the 23rd pick of the draft. There is so much potential in the young player, but with the outfield positions pretty much locked up, there really is not a shot at Yelich making the roster unless someone gets hurt. If someone gets hurt, that would be the last thing the team needs at this point as the season is not expected to go well.
The best part of Yelich’s rise to the top is that he has not played above Single-A in the minor leagues. He has about three or four years left in the minors before he can team-up with Giancarlo Stanton and the bash brothers. Okay, well maybe I’m getting ahead of myself again.