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Marlins | Christian Yelich moved to leadoff spot

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich moved into the No. 1 spot in the batting order on Tuesday, July 30, a move that bumped SS Adeiny Hechavarria to the two-hole. Yelich regularly occupied the leadoff spot while with Double-A Jacksonville. Manager Mike Redmond hopes the change helps Yelich become a little more comfortable, although the youngster said he feels comfortable hitting anywhere. Redmond also hopes Hechavarria will see more pitches as a result; the manager has stated on multiple occasions that he believes the Cuban shortstop is best suited for that spot.

Fantasy Tip: Hopefully arrangement gets Yelich (.212/.278/.242 in 36 plate appearances) going, but it may have been only a matter of time, regardless. Hechavarria (.240/.277/.314) has cooled off since moving into the top spot, but he's flashed a little promise with the bat, at least. He could attract attention in very deep mixed leagues if he picks it back up.

2013-07-31 10:07:46 | Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro

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