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Chris Young

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

AVG

.232

HR

7

RBI

24

R

29

SB

3

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Young has improved his average in every season since an abysmal 2013 campaign with Oakland where he hit .200 in 107 games. In 2016, he slashed .276/.352/.498 in 227 plate appearances over 76 games whi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 9/5/1983   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 16th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Young Contract Information:

Young agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with the Red Sox in November of 2015.

September 13, 2017  –  Chris Young News

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Young's struggle against left-handers this season has gotten to the point where manager John Farrell will not platoon him against southpaws, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports. "I think there comes a point here where it's, 'You know what, we have to pay closer attention to what is currently taking place to win today at basically all costs,'" said the manager.

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Chris Young 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
2004 20 A KAN 135 551 465 83 122 60 31 5 24 56 31 9 66 145 6 3 11 .262 .365 .505 .870
2005 21 AA BIR 126 553 466 100 129 70 41 3 26 77 32 6 70 129 7 3 7 .277 .377 .545 .922
2006 22 AAA TUC 100 466 402 78 111 58 33 4 21 77 17 5 52 71 1 5 6 .276 .363 .535 .898
2006 22 MAJ ARI 30 78 70 10 17 6 4 0 2 10 2 1 6 12 0 1 1 .243 .308 .386 .693
2007 23 MAJ ARI 148 624 569 85 134 64 29 3 32 68 27 6 43 141 1 5 6 .236 .294 .466 .759
2008 24 MAJ ARI 160 699 625 85 155 71 42 7 22 85 14 5 62 165 6 5 1 .248 .315 .443 .758
2009 25 AAA REN 13 63 54 17 20 9 5 1 3 9 2 2 9 13 0 0 0 .370 .460 .667 1.127
2009 25 MAJ ARI 134 501 433 54 92 47 28 4 15 42 11 4 59 133 3 2 4 .212 .311 .400 .711
2010 26 MAJ ARI 156 664 584 94 150 60 33 0 27 91 28 7 74 145 1 3 2 .257 .341 .452 .793
2011 27 MAJ ARI 156 659 567 89 134 61 38 3 20 71 22 9 80 139 1 7 4 .236 .331 .420 .751
2012 28 A+ VIS 3 13 13 3 4 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .308 .308 .769 1.077
2012 28 AAA REN 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 28 MAJ ARI 101 363 325 36 75 38 24 0 14 41 8 3 36 79 0 0 2 .231 .311 .434 .745
2013 29 AAA SAC 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
2013 29 MAJ OAK 107 375 335 46 67 33 18 3 12 40 10 3 36 93 0 2 2 .200 .280 .379 .659
2014 30 AAA LAS 3 14 12 7 8 4 2 0 2 5 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 .667 .714 1.333 2.047
2014 30 AAA SCR 4 16 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .200 .250 .400 .650
2014 30 MAJ NYM 88 287 254 31 52 20 12 0 8 28 7 3 25 54 1 3 4 .205 .283 .346 .629
2014 30 MAJ NYY 23 79 71 9 20 11 8 0 3 10 1 0 7 16 0 0 1 .282 .354 .521 .875
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYM/NYY 111 366 325 40 72 31 20 0 11 38 8 3 32 70 1 3 5 .222 .299 .385 .683
2015 31 MAJ NYY 140 356 318 53 80 35 20 1 14 42 3 1 30 73 3 2 3 .252 .320 .453 .773
2016 32 AAA PAW 7 25 23 2 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 .217 .280 .304 .584
2016 32 MAJ BOS 76 227 203 29 56 27 18 0 9 24 4 2 21 50 0 0 3 .276 .352 .498 .850
2017 33 MAJ BOS 85 260 228 29 53 19 11 1 7 24 3 2 29 50 0 1 2 .232 .323 .382 .705
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3-Year Averages     109 314 282 40 69 30 19 0 11 34 5 2 27 64 1 1 3 .245 .316 .429 .745
Career  (View All)     1404 5,172 4,582 650 1,085 492 285 22 185 576 140 46 508 1,150 16 31 35 .237 .316 .430 .745

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Chris Young 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
Sep. 19 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 17 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 16 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .323 .382 .705
Sep. 15 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 14 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 13 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 12 Oak 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .328 .388 .716
Sep. 10 TB Did not play.
Sep. 9 TB Did not play.
Sep. 8 TB Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .233 .327 .388 .715
Sep. 5 Tor 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .325 .390 .715
Sep. 4 Tor 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .323 .387 .710
Sep. 3 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 31 @NYY 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .322 .391 .713
Aug. 30 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .324 .396 .720
Aug. 29 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .322 .398 .720
Aug. 28 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 27 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .328 .406 .734
Aug. 26 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .332 .412 .744
Aug. 25 Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .332 .416 .748
Aug. 24 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Cle 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .329 .409 .738
Aug. 21 @Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .326 .406 .732
Aug. 20 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 19 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .326 .406 .732
Last 7 Games 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 .231 .333 .231 .564
Last 30 Games 34 4 6 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 1 0 0 .176 .282 .206 .488

Chris Young: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 42 38 4 25
2016 69 63 3 3 2
2015 129 55 15 76 2
2014 97 73 27 7 2
2013 96 24 54 26 5
2012 87 87 2
2011 155 155
2010 156 156
2009 124 124

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Chris Young Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017959141.189.263.563
20167311391.329.589.999
2015153317240.327.575.972

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017133206202.263.466.806
2016130186153.246.446.766
2015165227183.182.339.585

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017110164131.236.418.767
2016113142111.274.407.756
2015153266193.255.425.750

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017118133112.229.347.645
201690157133.278.611.968
2015165278230.248.479.794
Chris Young vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Wade Miley BAL 18 6 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .778

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Chris Young Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A KAN 551 465 12% 26.3% 0.46 69% .328 .243
2005 21 AA BIR 553 466 12.7% 23.3% 0.54 72% .328 .268
2006 22 AAA TUC 466 402 11.2% 15.2% 0.73 82% .286 .259
2006 22 MAJ ARI 78 70 7.7% 15.4% 0.50 83% .263 .143
2007 23 MAJ ARI 624 569 6.9% 22.6% 0.30 75% .254 .230
2008 24 MAJ ARI 699 625 8.9% 23.6% 0.38 74% .300 .195
2009 25 AAA REN 63 54 14.3% 20.6% 0.69 76% .447 .297
2009 25 MAJ ARI 501 433 11.8% 26.5% 0.44 69% .268 .188
2010 26 MAJ ARI 664 584 11.1% 21.8% 0.51 75% .296 .195
2011 27 MAJ ARI 659 567 12.1% 21.1% 0.58 75% .275 .184
2012 28 A+ VIS 13 13 0% 30.8% 0.00 69% .375 .461
2012 28 AAA REN 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2012 28 MAJ ARI 363 325 9.9% 21.8% 0.46 76% .263 .203
2013 29 AAA SAC 3 1 66.7% 0% 0.00 100% 1.000 .000
2013 29 MAJ OAK 375 335 9.6% 24.8% 0.39 72% .237 .179
2014 30 AAA LAS 14 12 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .750 .666
2014 30 AAA SCR 16 15 6.3% 37.5% 0.17 60% .250 .200
2014 30 MAJ NYM 287 254 8.7% 18.8% 0.46 79% .226 .141
2014 30 MAJ NYY 79 71 8.9% 20.3% 0.44 77% .327 .239
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ NYM/NYY 366 325 8.7% 19.1% 0.46 78% .247 .163
2015 31 MAJ NYY 356 318 8.4% 20.5% 0.41 77% .283 .201
2016 32 AAA PAW 25 23 4% 28% 0.14 70% .313 .087
2016 32 MAJ BOS 227 203 9.3% 22% 0.42 75% .326 .222
2017 33 MAJ BOS 260 228 11.2% 19.2% 0.58 78% .267 .150
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3-Year Averages     314 282 8.6% 20.4% 0.42 77% .279 .184
Career     5,172 4,582 9.8% 22.2% 0.44 75% .275 .193

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Chris Young Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 392.7 4 79 1 4 225 3 127 0
2015 CF 90.7 -2 25 -1 -2 41 -1 41 -1
2015 RF 298.3 -1 62 0 -1 128 1 83 1
2016 LF 446 -7 88 -1 -7 261 -1 156 -1
2016 CF 25 -1 13 -1 -1 0 0 8 1
2016 RF 20 2 3 1 2 12 1 8 1
2017 LF 290 -8 50 -4 -8 147 -3 134 -1
2017 RF 37 1 8 1 1 21 1 12 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 1 -2 2 0 0 -1 1 2 0 2
2015 CF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 -2
2015 RF 0 0 1 0 0 -2 -1 0 0 -3
2016 LF 6 2 -9 0 0 -1 0 -2 0 -3
2016 CF -1 0 0 0 0 -1 2 -1 0 0
2016 RF 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 LF 1 -1 -4 0 0 -2 0 -4 0 -6
2017 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Young    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.58 BB/K
GOOD
11.2% BB Rate
GREAT
19.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.705 OPS
POOR
.323 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.232 AVG
TERRIBLE
.267 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.382 SLG
POOR
.150 ISO
WEAK

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Chris Young: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young will serve as the Red Sox's designated hitter and bat fifth Sunday against the Orioles, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Young is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Young went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and five RBI during Sunday's win over the White Sox.

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Young will start in right field and bat cleanup Sunday against the White Sox, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Young will occupy the cleanup spot and serve as the Red Sox's designated hitter for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald reports.

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Young has three hits in only 11 at-bats over Boston's last 11 games.

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Young went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

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Young served as the designated hitter Saturday with Hanley Ramirez unavailable due to a sore neck. He went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 7-1 loss to Houston.

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Young will start in left field and bat second Wednesday against the Yankees, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

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Young started in left field Tuesday against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana and went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in a 13-7 win.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Young essentially served in a platoon role for much of 2015, as the 32-year-old was one of the few Yankees who could consistently hit left-handed pitching with a line of .327/.397/.575 against southpaws. The outfielder was a liability against righties, hitting just .182, and those struggles will likely keep him in a similar role with Boston after he signed on a two-year deal in the offseason. Young still provides decent power, as he hit 14 homers in a limited role, but he no longer possesses the same base stealing skills he had earlier in his career, as he's swiped 11 total bases in the past two seasons. Young will be an intriguing option on nights that he draws into the lineup, but a short-end platoon role is not ideal for those in standard mixed leagues.

2015

Young landed with the Yankees on a minor league deal in late August, after the Mets granted him an outright release just 12 days earlier. While he was a below-replacement-level player during his time with the Mets, things seemed to click for Young during his limited time in the Bronx, as he finished the season by hitting .282/.354/.521 over his final 23 games. Whether he made sustainable adjustments to his swing, or simply feasted on weaker pitching in September remains to be seen, but the Yankees were intrigued enough to re-sign Young to a one-year, $2.5 million deal in November. He'll likely serve as the team's fourth outfielder, taking on the role previously held by Ichiro Suzuki and seeing most of his starts against left-handed pitching, as he's hit .254/.357/.460 over his career against southpaws.

2014

Young struggled all season long for the A's and ended the year hitting .200 with only 12 home runs, spending a lot of time on the bench because of the depth Oakland had in the outfield. As an everyday player earlier in his career, Young proved capable of mashing left-handed pitching and playing very good defense in center field, but the A's had Coco Crisp at their disposal to play center last season, eliminating the need to play Young against the weaker portion of his platoon splits. The Mets signed Young to a one-year deal in November, and he will likely get full-time at-bats with the chance to return to the 20/20 levels he displayed with Arizona earlier in his career, but beware the batting average risk if the Mets play him regularly against righties to extract value from his defense.

2013

Young made mechanical adjustments to his swing prior to last season and was tearing the cover off the ball before crashing into the outfield wall in mid-April and suffering a slight tear of a ligament in his shoulder. He was never the same after the injury, and Young later admitted that he returned from the disabled list too quickly. The D-Backs started platooning Young in center field with Gerardo Parra, and a quadriceps injury eventually knocked him out of the picture completely in early September. With $10 million left on his contract, the D-Backs traded Young to the A's in October where he'll enter another crowded outfield situation. Keep in mind that while Young should offer a steady supply of power and speed with the risk of a low batting average, he's hit just .224/.311/.409 in his career away from Chase Field and the league change and new home park he'll play in with Oakland could sap some of his power.

2012

Young delivered another 20-20 season in 2011 and seems to have settled in as a consistent .240/.335/.435 type player thanks to steady walk (12 percent) and contact (75 percent) rates. Further, Young graded out as one of the best defensive center fielders in baseball last season, so the D-Backs don't have much to gain by moving him to left field once A.J. Pollock is ready for the big leagues. A career .229/.300/.419 hitter against right-handed pitching, Young may be in danger of slipping to the bottom third of the Arizona lineup against them, but he continued to mash lefties last season and should see a quarter of his games hitting near the heart of the order. In the event of a trade, Young's offensive production could fall off considerably as he's carried an .801 OPS at Chase Field compared to a .711 mark on the road during his career.

2011

Written off as a disappointment following a poor .212/.311/.400 line in 2009, Young bounced back in a big way thanks to an improved contact rate (from 69 to 75 percent) and a more aggressive approach on the basepaths. He's always had a good combination of power and speed, but the skill set is starting to look more refined at age 27. He's owed $24 million over the next three seasons -- a bargain if 2010 in his new baseline -- which could punch his ticket out of the desert once A.J. Pollock is ready for the big leagues as the D-Backs continue to trim payroll.

2010

Despite his overall struggles last season, Young showed occasional flashes of putting things back together including a .266/.343/.500 line along with six homers in September. Young also had a couple of other months with a strong on-base percentage including June (.402) and August (.385), but his overall season was clearly a disappointment. As a result, there may not be much interest in him on draft day, despite the fact that the D-Backs are likely stuck with his salary and unwilling to give up on him just yet. At 26, it's a make-or-break season for Young, who needs to play better defense in center field if he's going to be inconsistent at the plate. His combination of power and speed should remain in the back of your mind when you're throwing darts at $1 players during the endgame.

2009

Young's production fell in 2008, as he hit just 22 homers and stole 14 bases after narrowly missing the 30-30 club in 2007. A strong second half pushed his numbers back toward respectability, hitting .278/.343/.508 and picking up nine of his 14 stolen bases after the All-Star break. D-Backs manager Bob Melvin didn't push his team to run much early in the season, but Young was productive once he received the green light and started getting on base enough to take advantage of his speed. We'd be surprised if Young ever hits for an average above .270 for a season, but look for his power and speed to continue providing plenty of value for fantasy owners to swoon over.

2008

Save for a batting average that was limited by an unlucky .258 BABIP, Young posted excellent numbers in his first full season with Arizona, narrowly missing the 30-homer, 30-steal plateau. Don't be surprised if his 2008 numbers are even better, as the D-Backs may be willing to give him the green light more often with the lack of a pure power threat in the middle of the lineup, while Young should be able to cut back some on his strikeouts with a full season's worth of major-league at-bats under his belt.

2007

Only a wrist injury in spring training kept him from joining the list of great 2006 rookies. His batting average will lag his other skills, which will include terrific power and speed. The only true center fielder among the Diamondbacks' great hitting prospects, at least until Upton gets there.

2006

Young emerged from the prospect shadows with a Double-A season that had both scouty-types and sabermetricians alike drooling at his skill set and youth. The big prize in the Javy Vazquez deal, he'll now get a chance to thrive in the thin desert air with Conor Jackson and Carlos Quentin hitting around him, a thought that should keep NL West GMs awake for many years to come.

2005

Young is in the wrong organization. His 24 home runs and 66 walks in Low-A as a 20-year-old would have put him on the fast track in one of the 'Moneyball' systems. He'll play third fiddle to Brian Anderson and Ryan Sweeney in the White Sox's eyes, unless he does something too impressive to ignore -- like double his stolen base total.