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Eric Young Jr.

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2017 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

4

RBI

16

R

24

SB

12

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Young began the year in the Brewers organization, spending the entire season at Triple-A until a waiver trade to the Yankees on the last day of August. The speedy outfielder put up modest numbers at t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 190   DOB: 5/25/1985   BORN: Piscataway, NJ   COLLEGE: Chandler-Gilbert CC   DRAFTED: 30th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Young Jr. Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the Braves in February of 2015 that includes an invite to spring training.

November 3, 2017  –  Eric Young Jr. News

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Young has elected free agency, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register 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
2015 30 AAA LAS 8 27 23 1 6 2 2 0 0 1 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 .261 .370 .348 .718
2015 30 AAA GWI 67 280 234 36 58 10 6 3 1 27 23 3 33 43 8 1 4 .248 .349 .312 .661
2015 30 MAJ ATL 35 85 77 7 13 6 4 2 0 5 3 0 6 17 2 0 0 .169 .229 .273 .502
2015 30 MAJ NYM 18 9 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .111 .000 .111
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ATL/NYM 53 94 85 16 13 6 4 2 0 5 6 2 6 18 2 0 1 .153 .217 .247 .464
2016 31 AAA COL 116 329 289 48 76 14 9 2 3 30 23 6 31 51 4 2 3 .263 .338 .339 .677
2016 31 MAJ NYY 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 32 AAA SAL 83 385 341 67 104 28 15 5 8 52 20 7 33 56 4 1 6 .305 .375 .449 .824
2017 32 MAJ LAA 47 125 110 24 29 9 5 0 4 16 12 3 5 31 3 0 7 .264 .336 .418 .754
3-Year Averages     53 136 122 22 25 6 4 2 0 7 12 2 10 26 2 0 2 .205 .276 .270 .547
Career  (View All)     610 1,809 1,616 263 400 95 63 20 12 104 157 38 141 322 26 4 22 .248 .316 .334 .649

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

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Eric Young Jr.: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 34 22 15 2 3
2016 2 2 2
2015 29 18 16 2
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
2017354153.200.314.596
2015103010.100.200.382

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201775203119.293.467.828
201612001.000.000.000
20157513046.160.253.476

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175212385.308.519.909
201612000.000.000.000
2015358023.114.229.434

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175812187.224.328.613
201600001.000.000.000
2015508033.180.260.486
Eric Young Jr. vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .330 .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% .416 .189
2011 26 MAJ COL 229 198 11.4% 16.6% 0.68 81% .304 .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% .303 .078
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ COL/NYM 598 539 7.7% 16.7% 0.46 81% .301 .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% .285 .082
2015 30 AAA LAS 27 23 14.8% 7.4% 2.00 91% .286 .087
2015 30 AAA GWI 280 234 11.8% 15.4% 0.77 82% .298 .064
2015 30 MAJ ATL 85 77 7.1% 20% 0.35 78% .217 .104
2015 30 MAJ NYM 9 8 0% 11.1% 0.00 88% .000 .000
2015  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ ATL/NYM 94 85 6.4% 19.1% 0.33 79% .194 .094
2016 31 AAA COL 329 289 9.4% 15.5% 0.61 82% .308 .076
2016 31 MAJ NYY 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2017 32 AAA SAL 385 341 8.6% 14.5% 0.59 84% .345 .144
2017 32 MAJ LAA 125 110 4% 24.8% 0.16 72% .333 .154
3-Year Averages     136 122 7.4% 19.1% 0.38 79% .260 .065
Career     1,809 1,616 7.8% 17.8% 0.44 80% .302 .086

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Eric Young Jr. Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 43.3 -2 11 -1 -2 16 -1 12 0
2015 CF 109.7 2 34 1 2 58 1 37 0
2015 LF 7 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0
2015 RF 11 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0
2016 CF 5 0 3 0 0 4 0 1 0
2017 LF 177 2 38 2 2 88 0 7 0
2017 CF 94 -1 27 0 -1 47 -1 9 0
2017 RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2015 CF -1 0 1 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0
2015 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 CF 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Eric Young Jr.    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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0.16 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
24.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.754 OPS
WEAK
.336 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.264 AVG
WEAK
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.418 SLG
WEAK
.154 ISO
WEAK

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

Young had his contract purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Young was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake City on Thursday, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports

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Young is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Young (hand) will start in left field and bat ninth Wednesday against the Twins.

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Young (hand) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Young (hand) is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Young is nursing a hand contusion and is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Young is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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Young is leading off and playing center field Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2015

Young suffered a hamstring injury during the first half of 2014 and fell out of the Mets' regular mix for playing time. He was afforded just 84 plate appearances after the All-Star break. When he found his way into the lineup, Young continued to pile up stolen bases at an elite clip, but his batted ball profile shifted and he posted a career-high 63.1% groundball rate last season. Further, his ability to leg out infield hits slipped, although it may have been the function of the aforementioned injury. After signing with the Braves on a minor league deal in February, Young's value will hinge entirely on the volume of playing time he's able to secure over the course of the season. Typically, his defensive limitations beyond playing a competent left field are a hindrance to his volume of at-bats, but the Braves may give him the Opening Day nod in center field while Melvin Upton recovers from a foot injury in April.

2014

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 days later for Collin McHugh. New York got the better end of the deal, as Young was a godsend as a leadoff hitter and catalyst for the offense. After starting his time with the Mets on a tear, Young returned back to earth and struggled with strikeouts. Despite that, he still posted 46 steals, 35 of which came with the Mets. Young will likely serve as the fourth outfielder, but he could also enter the mix at second base if Daniel Murphy is traded.

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.