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Eric Young Jr.

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2014 Stats

AVG

.229

HR

1

RBI

17

R

48

SB

30

2014 Preseason 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: NO   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.

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The Mets declined to tender Young a contract, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.

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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 A+ ST. 1 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2014 29 AA BIN 3 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .000 .182 .000 .182
2014 29 MAJ NYM 100 316 280 48 64 16 10 5 1 17 30 6 24 60 5 2 5 .229 .299 .311 .610
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3-Year Averages     107 339 303 46 79 18 12 4 2 19 29 5 28 56 5 0 3 .261 .329 .347 .676
Career  (View All)     504 1,589 1,420 221 358 80 54 18 8 83 138 33 130 273 21 4 14 .252 .320 .332 .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 2 73 73 1 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
20148014042.225.313.566
2013170230512.259.324.642
20124714145.383.532.974

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142003411328.230.310.626
20133694722734.244.341.647
2012127223119.291.417.770

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014138200311.210.283.549
20132653011625.230.294.578
201299222117.323.465.844

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141422811419.246.338.667
20132744011621.266.376.710
20127514247.307.427.800
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 A+ ST. 5 4 20% 0% 0.00 100% .250 .000
2014 29 AA BIN 11 9 18.2% 27.3% 0.67 67% .000 .000
2014 29 MAJ NYM 316 280 7.6% 19% 0.40 79% .288 .082
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3-Year Averages     339 303 8.3% 16.5% 0.50 82% .314 .086
Career     1,589 1,420 8.2% 17.2% 0.48 81% .307 .080

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2014 Stat Review for Eric Young Jr.    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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.229 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.311 SLG
TERRIBLE
.082 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
WEAK
7.6% BB Rate
WEAK
19.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.610 OPS
TERRIBLE
.299 OBP
POOR

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

Young, who made $1.8 million in 2014, is eligible for salary arbitration and could be non-tendered, ESPN New York reports.

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Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

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Young started his fourth straight game in left field Saturday but went 0-for-4 in the Mets' 10-3 loss to the Nationals.

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Young, pinch running in the ninth inning, stole third but came off the bag and was tagged out, costing the Mets a shot at tying the game in their 2-1 loss to the Reds on Saturday.

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Young started in left field Wednesday against the A's and went 1-for-4 at the plate.

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Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Young will bat leadoff Wednesday against the Braves.

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Young is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Young is not in the lineup Friday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Young is not in the lineup Tursday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Young went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's victory over the Cardinals.

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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.