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Chris Young

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

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.277

HR

6

RBI

15

R

16

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 southpa...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Hamstring     EST. RETURN:  8/5/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   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.

July 27, 2016  –  Chris Young News

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Young (hamstring) has been hitting in the cage, but still isn't at the point where he can run a full sprint, Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe reports.

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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 SCR 4 16 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .200 .250 .400 .650
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 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 MAJ BOS 48 142 130 16 36 18 12 0 6 15 2 0 11 33 0 0 1 .277 .338 .508 .846
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3-Year Averages     119 364 326 46 73 32 19 1 12 40 7 2 32 78 1 2 3 .224 .298 .399 .696
Career  (View All)     1291 4,827 4,281 608 1,012 464 268 21 175 543 135 42 469 1,083 16 30 31 .236 .314 .431 .746

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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
Jul. 28 @LAA Did not play.
Jul. 27 Det Did not play.
Jul. 26 Det Did not play.
Jul. 25 Det Did not play.
Jul. 24 Min Did not play.
Jul. 23 Min Did not play.
Jul. 22 Min Did not play.
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Jul. 20 SF Did not play.
Jul. 19 SF Did not play.
Jul. 17 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 16 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 10 TB Did not play.
Jul. 9 TB Did not play.
Jul. 8 TB Did not play.
Jul. 6 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 5 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 4 Tex Did not play.
Jul. 3 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 2 LAA Did not play.
Jul. 1 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 29 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 28 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 27 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 25 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 24 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 23 CWS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .338 .508 .846
Jun. 22 CWS 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .333 .504 .837
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334

Chris Young: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 45 40 3 2 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
2016477250.340.6381.042
2015153317240.327.575.972
20147413291.149.270.561

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168394102.241.434.734
2015165227183.182.339.585
2014251279297.243.418.720

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016785160.256.372.681
2015153266193.255.425.750
2014165198223.200.388.669

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20165211592.308.7121.091
2015165278230.248.479.794
2014160213165.244.381.698
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 SCR 16 15 6.3% 37.5% 0.17 60% .250 .200
2014 30 AAA LAS 14 12 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .750 .666
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
2015 31 MAJ NYY 356 318 8.4% 20.5% 0.41 77% .286 .201
2016 32 MAJ BOS 142 130 7.7% 23.2% 0.33 75% .330 .231
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3-Year Averages     364 326 8.8% 21.4% 0.41 76% .258 .175
Career     4,827 4,281 9.7% 22.4% 0.43 75% .277 .195

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2016 Stat Review for Chris Young    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.277 AVG
GOOD
75% Contact Rate
POOR
.330 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.508 SLG
ELITE
.231 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
7.7% BB Rate
AVERAGE
23.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.846 OPS
GREAT
.338 OBP
GOOD

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

Young (hamstring) is at least two weeks away from beginning baseball activities, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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Young (hamstring) underwent an MRI Monday that showed his injury is more severe than originally thought, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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Young (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net reports.

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Young sustained a right hamstring strain Thursday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

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Young was helped off the field with an apparent leg injury in Thursday's game against the White Sox, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.

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Young batted fifth in the order Wednesday night, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Boston's 8-6 loss to the White Sox. He was moved up in the order, taking the spot the slumping Hanley Ramirez had been in for much of the season.

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Young is back in the lineup, playing left field and batting seventh against Seattle on Friday, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

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Young (quadriceps) is expected to return to the starting lineup Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. "Just being careful. I'll be able to play [Friday]," he said.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.