The Daily: 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Christian Yelich Autograph
Christian Yelich is the latest Marlin headed out of Miami and up to Milwaukee. The trade was one of two big moves by the Brewers Thursday, who also signed free agent Lorenzo Cain from Kansas City.
And just like that, the Brewers are looking pretty good in 2018.
In 2017, Yelich hit .282 with 18 home runs and 81 RBI. His batting average has been consistent throughout all four of his full seasons with the Marlins. In 2016, his 98 RBI almost got him to the century mark. It did help him win a Silver Slugger Award, though.
The price for Yelich wasn’t cheap. To get him, Milwaukee gave up Lewis Brinson, Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison and Jordan Yamamoto. While all four prospects are considered solid gets for the Marlins, Brinson comes with the highest expectations. He was just ranked as the 18th best prospect in the game by Baseball America.
If you’re looking for a key Christian Yelich card, look no further than his 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft autograph. You’re not going to find it in a dollar box, but considering what he’s done it’s not overly expensive. There are plenty of prospects still years away from the majors who go for a lot more. Playing in Miami doesn’t do a lot for anyone’s hobby profile.
Going to the Brewers probably won’t make much of a direct impact, either. However, at least now he’s on a team that has the potential to contend. That’s one of the best ways to get collectors’ attention.
The Daily highlights a key player or personality in the world of sports or collecting from the past 24 hours along with one of their key cards.