In his junior and senior years at Westlake (California) High School, Christian batted .489 and .451 respectively.
Christian is recognized as one of the game’s premiere defensive outfielders and an outstanding hitter. In 2014, he earned his first career Rawlings Gold Glove award after leading the Majors in fielding percentage as a left fielder (.996), committing just one error in 262 total chances. He was the first outfielder in club history to win a Gold Glove award. In 2016, Christian led the Marlines with 50 multi-hit games, tying his career high (2014). He set new career highs in doubles (38), home runs (21), RBI (98), on-base percentage (.376) and slugging percentage (.483). His 34 go-ahead RBI led the National league. Entering the 2017 season, Christian is a .293 career hitter and batted .300 (143-for-476) in 2015.
Christian was named the Marlins’ recipient of the Heart & Hustle Award by the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association in 2014, awarded to active players who demonstrate passion for the game and embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.