Coming out of high school, Yelich had the reputation as the most advanced prep bat in his Draft class. He's done nothing but live up to his advanced billing, carrying a .322/.395/.497 line into the 2013 season. He's always had an excellent approach at the plate with an innate ability to barrel up the ball. He can drive the ball to all fields and his power started to come in 2012 with more in the tank from his smooth left-handed swing. Yelich has excellent speed and good instincts on the bases, making him a basestealing threat. His speed helps him cover ground in the outfield, though there is some debate over whether his long-term home will be in center, his current position, or over in left field. Either way, his bat should have him ready for the big leagues in the near future.