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Chris Young | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Young blasted his sixth home run of the season on Saturday as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2.
Young also doubled, finishing the ballgame 2-for-4. His solo shot off Alexi Ogando in the ninth inning provided a valuable insurance run. He has been mighty impressive for the Yankees thus far in 2015, slashing .317/.386/.698 with six homers and 12 RBI. May 2 - 4:26 PM

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Chris Young had a terrific night at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a solo home run as the Yankees won 5-2 over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Though Young reached base four other times along with his home run, the Yankees were never able to bring him around to score. He homered to push the Yankees' lead to 2-0 in what became a three-run seventh inning. Young is hitting .344/.432/.844 with four home runs and nine RBI in 38 plate appearances so far this season.
Apr 21 - 11:21 PM

Chris Young hit a seventh inning grand slam to lead the Yankees to a 9-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday.

Young hit the two-out slam off of former closer Grant Balfour in the seventh inning, capping off a seven-run frame. The home run, Young's third of the season, doubled his season RBI total to eight. He's now slashing .276/.344/.690. While those are shiny numbers, Young's fantasy value is capped by the fact that he's only a decent play against left-handed pitching. The last time he had a season with 20 home runs was in 2011. Deeper mixed leagues without weekly locks might consider him, though.
Apr 18 - 11:23 PM

Chris Young belted a three-run homer against the Red Sox on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead his team to victory.

Young's blast came off Alexi Ogando in the eighth inning with his team already trailing 8-1. It was hit lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. Young is now hitting .222 (2-for-9) on the young season. He's worth a look in deeper mixed league formats when he can be utilized against left-handed pitching.
Apr 11 - 4:22 PM

Chris Young, who entered the day at .226 with one extra-base hit this spring, launched a pair of homers Monday against the Nationals.

Young probably won't get a lot of playing time for the Yankees while everyone is healthy, but, let's face it, the entire lineup isn't going to be healthy at the same time very frequently. If an outfielder goes down, Young will start regularly, and if Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez or Chase Headley gets hurt, the Yankees figure to use the opportunity to stash Carlos Beltran at DH frequently, opening up right field for Young. It should give Young substantial AL-only value over the course of the year.
Mar 23 - 5:03 PM

Yankees re-signed OF Chris Young to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

He will have the chance to earn more through incentives. Young was cut loose by the Mets in August after batting just .205/.283/.346, but he rediscovered his hitting stroke with the Yankees, putting up a .282/.354/.521 line with three homers over 23 games down the stretch. Although the 31-year-old's production has been going in the wrong direction for a few seasons now, he's worth a shot at a relatively modest price. Young figures to serve as a fourth outfielder, getting some starts mainly against left-handers.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:50:00 AM

Chris Young's deal with the Yankees is for one year and $2.5 million, ESPN's Buster Olney reports.

The deal also includes incentives that could drive the price higher, Olney said. The agreement is pending a physical. Young finished the 2014 season with the Yankees after he was released by the Mets in August.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 07:39:00 PM

According to Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN, the Yankees and Chris Young have reached a deal on a new contract, pending a physical.

After being cut loose by the Mets, Young caught on with the Yankees this past season and hit .282/.354/.521 with three homers in the season's final month. It was obviously enough to make an impression on the club, as they maintained interest in bringing him back. Young will be in the mix for a corner outfield spot and maybe some time at designated hitter as well in 2015.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees are interested in re-signing free agent outfielder Chris Young.

Heyman notes that the interest is mutual, and the two sides appear to be trying to work out a deal. Young performed well with the Yankees down the stretch, slashing .282/.354/.521 with three homers and 10 RBI in his 23 games. His propensity to swing for the fences and declining defensive skills both play well at Yankee Stadium, so staying put would be a boost to his minimal fantasy value.
Source: CBS Sports
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Chris Young doubled and stole home in Saturday's win over the Orioles.

Young swiped home as part of a double-steal, with Antoan Richardson taking second base on the same play. The run ended up being the difference in the ballgame. After being picked up off the scrap heap last month, Young is batting .400 (10-for-25) with three home runs, four doubles, and RBI over nine games. He's worth a try in deeper mixed leagues again.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 06:12:00 PM

Chris Young stayed hot Friday, doubling and smacking a solo homer in a loss to the Orioles.

One day after slugging a walk-off, three-run jack, Young went deep in the top of the 11th inning with what was the only run of the game at the time. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the O's delivered a two-run double in the bottom of the frame. Young has been red-hot since a promotion earlier this month, batting .471/.471/1.176 with three homers and eight RBI over seven games. He could go ice-cold at any moment but is worth using in fantasy leagues for now.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Chris Young was everything to the Yankees on Thursday, breaking up Alex Cobb's no-hit bid in the eighth inning, then hitting a walk-off three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth against the Rays.

Young finished 2-for-4 on the night. Alex Cobb was cutting through the Yankees' lineup until Young laced a double to right-center, chasing the right-hander from the game. It still looked like an easy Rays win until the Yankees put the tying run on base. Young has quickly endeared himself to Yankees fans since joining the club in late August, having homered in consecutive games now. On the season, he has 10 home runs, 35 RBI, and a .218/.292/.383 slash line.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:20:00 PM

Chris Young went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in Wednesday's win against the Rays.

Young's fourth-inning home run off of Jake Odorizzi brought the Yankees into a 4-4 tie. He would add an RBI double in the eighth to extend the Yankees' lead to 8-4. It is certainly a game the outfielder needed after hitting his way off of the Mets earlier this season. He now has nine home runs, 32 RBI, and a .214/.289/.366 slash line.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 11:11:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of OF Chris Young from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Young was signed to a minor league contract in late August after being released by the Mets. He has struggled mightily at the plate offensively this season and is no longer a great defensive outfielder, so the Yankees probably won't give him more than a handful of starts.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Yankees signed OF Chris Young to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Young was cut loose by the Mets earlier this month after batting just .205/.283/.346 with eight homers and 28 RBI over 254 at-bats. He's bottomed out offensively and is no longer great defensively, but at the league minimum Young is worth a shot. He figures to join the big league roster next month.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Garrett Jones
2B1Stephen Drew
2Jose Pirela
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Gregorio Petit
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Ramon Flores
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Slade Heathcott
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Chris Young
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2CC Sabathia
3Michael Pineda
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Adam Warren
6Ivan Nova
7Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Dellin Betances
2Andrew Miller
3David Carpenter
4Justin Wilson
5Esmil Rogers
6Chasen Shreve
7Jacob Lindgren
8Chris Capuano