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Chris Young

30-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Mets

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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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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Quadriceps     EST. RETURN:  4/18/2014
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:

Signed a one-year deal for $7.25 million with the Mets in November 2013

April 16, 2014  –  Chris Young News

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Young (quadriceps) joined the Mets on Wednesday in anticipation of activation from the disabled list Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York 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 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 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Young
3-Year Averages MAJ   121 464 409 57 92 43 26 2 15 50 13 5 50 103 0 3 2 .225 .310 .408 .719
Career  (View All) MAJ   992 3963 3508 499 824 380 216 20 144 448 122 38 396 907 12 25 22 .235 .314 .431 .745

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

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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
Apr. 16 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 13 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 12 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 11 @LAA Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 6 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 5 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 4 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 3 Was Did not play.
Apr. 2 Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 Was Did not play.
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Chris Young: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 1 1
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
2013148216172.209.392.712
2012120165124.267.467.810
2011130259234.285.546.939

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013187256238.193.369.614
2012205209294.210.415.707
201143764114818.222.382.694

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013176214134.193.335.606
2012155205175.226.400.702
201128949144110.256.484.820

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013159258276.208.428.718
2012170169243.235.465.784
20112784063012.216.353.680
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 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Young
3-Year Averages MAJ   464 409 10.8% 22.2% 0.49 75% .265 .183
Career MAJ   3963 3508 10% 22.9% 0.44 74% .277 .196

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Best Matchups for Chris Young (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 9 6 1 2 5 1 0 .667 1.222 2.008
Justin Germano TEX 10 4 2 4 1 5 0 .400 1.100 1.555
Jerome Williams HOU 9 3 1 3 1 2 0 .333 1.000 1.400
Andrew Miller BOS 9 3 0 5 2 2 1 .333 .889 1.343
Zach Duke MIL 15 5 2 5 2 1 0 .333 .800 1.212
Madison Bumgarner SF 17 7 1 3 4 3 1 .412 .706 1.206
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 10 4 1 1 0 3 0 .400 .800 1.200
Ryan Dempster BOS 17 6 1 9 2 2 1 .353 .765 1.186
Jordan Lyles COL 12 5 1 5 0 1 0 .417 .750 1.167
Manuel Corpas COL 13 5 1 2 0 2 0 .385 .769 1.154

Worst Matchups for Chris Young (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Broxton CIN 15 1 1 2 0 9 0 .067 .267 .333
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 9 1 0 0 1 2 0 .111 .111 .311
Bud Norris BAL 9 1 0 1 0 3 0 .111 .111 .311
Yovani Gallardo MIL 16 2 0 0 1 4 0 .125 .125 .301
R.A. Dickey TOR 10 1 0 0 0 4 0 .100 .200 .300
Anibal Sanchez DET 13 1 0 1 0 5 0 .077 .154 .231
C.J. Wilson ANA 14 1 0 0 0 7 0 .071 .143 .214
Ricky Nolasco MIN 17 1 0 1 1 2 0 .059 .059 .170
Chris Young SEA 16 0 0 0 3 8 0 .000 .000 .158
Ramon Ramirez SEA 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Young (quadriceps) went 5-for-5 with two homers while rehabbing at Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.

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Young (quadriceps) played in another extended spring training game Friday and is now headed to Triple-A Las Vegas to begin a rehab assignment, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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Young (quadriceps) played in an extended spring training game Thursday and may head to Triple-A Las Vegas to begin a rehab assignment Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

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Young (quad strain) will begin the rehab process Monday in Florida at the Mets' spring training facility.

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Young (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, ESPN New York reports. "I don't think it's anything severe," manager Terry Collins said. "I do believe he caught it in time. He just said it grabbed on him. I mean, he could jog off the field. He didn't have to come out immediately. So I don't think it's going to last more than that."

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Young left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with right quad tightness, 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.