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Eric Young Jr.

28-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.255

HR

0

RBI

4

R

11

SB

7

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After hitting .316 in 174 at-bats in 2012, Young hit just .242 with 33 strikeouts and six RBI last season for the Rockies. He was designated for assignment on June 12 and was traded to the Mets six da...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 194   DOB: 5/25/1985   BORN: New Brunswick, NJ   COLLEGE: Chandler-Gilbert CC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Young Jr. Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Mets in January 2014 to avoid arbitration.

April 15, 2014  –  Eric Young Jr. News

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Young picked up his second three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in Tuesday's rout of the Diamondbacks.

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Eric Young Jr. Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 21 A A 128 549 482 92 142 39 28 6 5 49 87 31 67 75 0 0 0 .295 .391 .409 .800
2007 22 A Mod 130 586 540 113 157 48 29 11 8 63 73 18 46 105 0 0 0 .291 .359 .430 .789
2009 24 AAA COL 119 552 472 118 141 38 21 10 7 43 58 14 56 79 12 0 12 .299 .387 .430 .817
2009 24 MAJ COL 30 61 57 7 14 2 1 0 1 1 4 4 4 12 0 0 0 .246 .295 .316 .611
2010 25 AA Tul 4 14 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .231 .286 .231 .517
2010 25 AAA Col 33 142 123 20 31 7 5 1 1 9 10 0 15 32 1 1 2 .252 .340 .333 .673
2010 25 MAJ COL 51 189 172 26 42 6 5 1 0 8 17 6 17 32 0 0 0 .244 .312 .285 .597
2011 26 AAA Col 58 275 223 61 81 29 18 9 2 28 17 1 39 36 6 5 2 .363 .454 .552 1.006
2011 26 MAJ COL 77 229 198 34 49 7 4 3 0 10 27 4 26 38 1 1 3 .247 .342 .298 .640
2012 27 MAJ COL 98 196 174 36 55 13 7 2 4 15 14 2 13 31 5 0 4 .316 .377 .448 .825
2013 28 MAJ COL 57 180 165 22 40 13 9 3 1 6 8 4 11 33 4 0 0 .242 .290 .352 .642
2013 28 MAJ NYM 91 418 374 48 94 23 18 4 1 26 38 7 35 67 6 1 2 .251 .318 .329 .647
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ COL/NYM 148 598 539 70 134 36 27 7 2 32 46 11 46 100 10 1 2 .249 .310 .336 .645
2014 29 MAJ NYM 13 61 51 11 13 2 1 1 0 4 7 0 6 19 2 1 1 .255 .339 .314 .653
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Eric Young Jr.
3-Year Averages MAJ   107 339 303 46 79 18 12 4 2 19 29 5 28 56 5 0 3 .261 .329 .347 .676
Career  (View All) MAJ   417 1334 1191 184 307 66 45 14 7 70 115 27 112 232 18 3 10 .258 .326 .337 .663

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Eric Young Jr. Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 @Ari 5 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .339 .314 .653
Apr. 14 @Ari 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .217 .315 .283 .598
Apr. 13 @LAA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .280 .256 .536
Apr. 12 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .283 .275 .558
Apr. 11 @LAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .275 .306 .581
Apr. 10 @Atl 5 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .226 .286 .323 .609
Apr. 9 @Atl 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .233 .192 .425
Apr. 8 @Atl 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .174 .231 .217 .448
Apr. 6 Cin 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .143 .158 .301
Apr. 5 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .111 .063 .174
Apr. 4 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .071
Apr. 3 Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 2 Was Did not play.
Mar. 31 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 28 11 9 0 1 0 2 4 9 5 0 1 0 0 .321 .424 .393 .817
Last 14 Days 51 11 13 1 1 0 4 6 19 7 0 1 1 0 .255 .339 .314 .653
Last 30 Days 51 11 13 1 1 0 4 6 19 7 0 1 1 0 .255 .339 .314 .653

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Eric Young Jr.: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 13 13 1
2013 4 126 95 18 20 1
2012 34 8 15 11 1
2011 7 43 35 5 3 1
2010 35 10 10
2009 6 5 5

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Eric Young Jr. Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013170230512.259.324.642
20124714145.383.532.974
20117713037.234.312.618

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133694722734.244.341.647
2012127223119.291.417.770
2011121210720.256.289.653

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132653011625.230.294.578
201299222117.323.465.844
20111042101018.288.365.746

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132744011621.266.376.710
20127514247.307.427.800
20119413009.202.223.522
Eric Young Jr. Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 21 A A 549 482 12.2% 13.7% 0.89 84% .341 .114
2007 22 A Mod 586 540 7.8% 17.9% 0.44 81% .349 .139
2009 24 AAA COL 552 472 10.1% 14.3% 0.71 83% .347 .131
2009 24 MAJ COL 61 57 6.6% 19.7% 0.33 79% .295 .070
2010 25 AA Tul 14 13 7.1% 14.3% 0.50 85% .273 .000
2010 25 AAA Col 142 123 10.6% 22.5% 0.47 74% .333 .081
2010 25 MAJ COL 189 172 9% 16.9% 0.53 81% .300 .041
2011 26 AAA Col 275 223 14.2% 13.1% 1.08 84% .427 .189
2011 26 MAJ COL 229 198 11.4% 16.6% 0.68 81% .306 .051
2012 27 MAJ COL 196 174 6.6% 15.8% 0.42 82% .367 .132
2013 28 MAJ COL 180 165 6.1% 18.3% 0.33 80% .298 .110
2013 28 MAJ NYM 418 374 8.4% 16% 0.52 82% .304 .078
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ COL/NYM 598 539 7.7% 16.7% 0.46 81% .302 .087
2014 29 MAJ NYM 61 51 9.8% 31.1% 0.32 63% .406 .059
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Eric Young Jr.
3-Year Averages MAJ   339 303 8.3% 16.5% 0.50 82% .314 .086
Career MAJ   1334 1191 8.4% 17.4% 0.48 81% .315 .079

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2014 Stat Review for Eric Young Jr.    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.255 AVG
WEAK
63% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.406 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.314 SLG
TERRIBLE
.059 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
9.8% BB Rate
GOOD
31.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.653 OPS
POOR
.339 OBP
GOOD

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Best Matchups for Eric Young Jr. (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Hernandez AZ 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.600
Aaron Harang ATL 8 5 0 0 3 1 0 .625 .750 1.500
Chris Capuano BOS 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
John Danks CHI-A 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
John Lannan NY-N 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Jordan Walden ATL 5 2 0 1 1 2 0 .400 .800 1.300
Jaime Garcia STL 5 3 0 1 1 1 0 .600 .600 1.267
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .833 1.167
Josh Collmenter AZ 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .600 1.100
Mike Leake CIN 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 .400 .600 1.100

Worst Matchups for Eric Young Jr. (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yovani Gallardo MIL 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake Diekman PHI 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kenley Jansen LA 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano WAS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Wainwright STL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dontrelle Willis SF 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyson Ross SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Cishek MIA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Hudson AZ 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Eric Young Jr.: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young went 2-for-3 with two runs, a stolen base, and a walk Monday against the Diamondbacks, while teammates Juan Lagares (hamstring) and Curtis Granderson (rib/forearm/knee) left with injuries, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Young had his best game of the season Thursday, going 3-for-5 with four runs scored and three steals.

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Young had his first two steals of the season Tuesday against the Braves, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk and a RBI.

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Young is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Young is leading off and starting at second as Daniel Murphy is out of the lineup with his wife in labor with their first child, ESPN New York reports.

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Young started at second base for the first time this spring and had a bunt single in three at-bats Saturday, ESPN New York reports.

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Young (upper body) is slated to make his Grapefruit League debut in Tuesday's exhibition game, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Young (side muscle) may be held out of Grapefruit League games through the weekend, ESPN New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Young made the case that he was more than a speedy, switch-hitting utility man when injuries ravaged the Rockies' outfield, putting together a ridiculous .406/.449/.609 line as a regular in August before succumbing to a season-ending oblique strain. In spite of the encouraging sample, Young enters this season likely to return to his old utility role given the team's glut of intriguing outfield options. However, the team's desperate need for pitching may prompt the team to trade Young or another outfielder, which would surely improve Young's outlook while making him an excellent contributor in the steals and runs departments. In any case, look for his batting average to come down as his BABIP normalizes down from its .361 mark of last year.

2012

As cheap speed options go, it's tough to beat a 27-for-31 mark on the basepaths over 77 games. Unfortunately, Young doesn't have a clear-cut role entering spring training and while the ongoing vacancy at second base could be a fit, he will open the season with outfield-only eligibility in most leagues. In addition to an impressive 1.006 OPS at Triple-A Colorado Springs last season, Young increased his walk rate with the Rockies to a career-high 12 percent. The speed and on-base skills are present, but he'll turn 27 in May and the Rockies may end up parting ways with him before giving him an opportunity to play regularly.

2011

Young started the season in the minors, but was quickly called up when Clint Barmes struggled out of the gate. He was only able to steal four bases before a stress fracture in his lower leg sidelined him until mid-August. When he came back he picked up where he left off, stealing 13 bases in 38 games. He's extremely fast, but still learning the art of basestealing as evidenced by getting caught stealing six times over 23 attempts. His plate discipline needs work, but given enough at-bats, he should help any owner in need of speed.

2010

Put simply, Young has speed and lots of it. He represented the Rockies in the 2009 Futures Game, and set the Sky Sox's single-season record for stolen bases (58) and runs (118) last season. He strikes out too much, and his wheels did not translate to big league steals immediately (four steals in eight attempts), but he's dangerous enough on the basepaths to put him on your sleeper radar. A second baseman by trade, the Rockies gave him looks in the outfield last season, opening the door to multiple positional eligibility this season.

2009

If you squint, you see his dad, a sparkplug second baseman who gets on base and runs like the wind. Clear-eyed, the younger Young's flaws show: he doesn't play defense well and he lacks dad's power and polish. The Rockies need a second baseman, though, and if Young can win the job, he could steal a ton of bases, which is what matters. If Willy Taveras can steal 68 with a .308 OBP, Young could steal 80.

2008

Young played a full season at High-A Modesto and led the California League with 73 stolen bases. His plate discipline took a step back last year as he struck out once every 5.14 at bats (compared 6.42 in 2006). That said, he is a decent hitter with good pop and great speed. He should get an opportunity at Double-A in 2008. He'll have to improve his contact rate and fielding before he gets an opportunity at the big league level.