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Chris Young

31-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

AVG

.222

HR

11

RBI

38

R

40

SB

8

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 199   DOB: 9/5/1983   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 16th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Young Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Yankees in November of 2014.

November 8, 2014  –  Chris Young News

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Young agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million (plus incentives) contract with the Yankees on Saturday, ESPNNewYork.com reports. The deal won't be official until he passes a physical.

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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
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3-Year Averages     121 464 409 57 92 43 26 2 15 50 13 5 50 103 0 3 2 .225 .310 .408 .719
Career  (View All)     1103 4,329 3,833 539 896 411 236 20 155 486 130 41 428 977 13 28 27 .234 .313 .427 .740

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Chris Young Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .354 .521 .875
Sep. 27 @Bos 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .347 .522 .869
Sep. 26 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .338 .508 .846
Sep. 25 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .328 .517 .845
Sep. 24 Bal 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .317 .526 .843
Sep. 23 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .322 .528 .850
Sep. 22 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .327 .560 .887
Sep. 21 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .333 .596 .929
Sep. 20 Tor 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .340 .636 .976
Sep. 19 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .357 .667 1.024
Sep. 18 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .366 .684 1.050
Sep. 17 @TB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .324 .378 .735 1.113
Sep. 16 @TB 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .355 .394 .806 1.200
Sep. 15 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .370 .414 .852 1.266
Sep. 13 @Bal 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .920 1.320
Sep. 12 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .429 .429 1.000 1.429
Sep. 12 @Bal 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .471 .471 1.176 1.647
Sep. 11 TB 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.167 1.667
Sep. 10 TB 4 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Sep. 9 TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Sep. 7 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 6 KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 5 KC Did not play.
Sep. 4 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 3 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 2 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 31 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Tor Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Days 24 1 7 2 0 0 2 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 .292 .393 .375 .768
Last 14 Days 44 3 10 4 0 0 2 5 9 0 0 1 0 1 .227 .320 .318 .638
Last 30 Days 71 9 20 8 0 3 10 7 16 1 0 1 0 1 .282 .354 .521 .875

Chris Young: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
20147413291.149.270.561
2013148216172.209.392.712
2012120165124.267.467.810

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014251279297.243.418.720
2013187256238.193.369.614
2012205209294.210.415.707

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014165198223.200.388.669
2013176214134.193.335.606
2012155205175.226.400.702

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014160213165.244.381.698
2013159258276.208.428.718
2012170169243.235.465.784
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% .331 .243
2005 21 AA BIR 553 466 12.7% 23.3% 0.54 72% .331 .268
2006 22 AAA TUC 466 402 11.2% 15.2% 0.73 82% .290 .259
2006 22 MAJ ARI 78 70 7.7% 15.4% 0.50 83% .268 .143
2007 23 MAJ ARI 624 569 6.9% 22.6% 0.30 75% .258 .230
2008 24 MAJ ARI 699 625 8.9% 23.6% 0.38 74% .304 .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% .270 .188
2010 26 MAJ ARI 664 584 11.1% 21.8% 0.51 75% .299 .195
2011 27 MAJ ARI 659 567 12.1% 21.1% 0.58 75% .279 .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% .239 .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% .229 .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% .250 .163
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3-Year Averages     464 409 10.8% 22.2% 0.49 75% .265 .183
Career     4,329 3,833 9.9% 22.6% 0.44 75% .274 .193

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.222 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.385 SLG
WEAK
.163 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.46 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.7% BB Rate
GOOD
19.1% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.683 OPS
POOR
.299 OBP
POOR

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

Young is not in the lineup Monday versus the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Young went 2-for-4 with a key three-run homer in Thursday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

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Young is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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The Yankees selected Young's contract Tuesday.

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Young signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Young has been released by the Mets.

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The Mets designated Young for assignment Friday night.

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The Mets are considering releasing Young, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Young is out of the Mets' lineup again Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Young is out of the Mets' lineup again Thursday, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.