Yesterday night, the Miami Marlins took on the Colorado Rockies in a game with major implications. No, not because the Fish are competing, but because of the debuts of Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick. While Marisnick went 0-for-4 in his opening game, Christian Yelich had an excellent debut, with three hits and two RBI in four plate appearances.
Yelich's best hit was his second one, which was a well-struck line drive to center field. His first Major League hit was also well-hit, but on the ground and through the right side of the infield. Either way, all three hits were hit hard and displayed Yelich's textbook swing mechanics.
Whether the Marlins made the right move or not to bring up Yelich (and we here at Fish Stripes contend that they did), Fish fans are going to get a chance to enjoy one of the best hitting prospects in the minors and supposedly the purest swing among all prospects. Just from last night's debut, fans have to be confident in Yelich's chances to stick, and with a little more filling out physically, those hard-hit singles and future doubles should turn into more home runs.
It may very well be a fun time to be a Marlins fan for a change.
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