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Eric Young Jr. | Outfielder | #8

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Chandler-Gilbert CC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 30 (0) / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Eric Young Jr. had an RBI double, a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.
Young poked a run-scoring double down the right field line in the fourth inning to give the Angels a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The steal was his seventh in nine tries this year, all of which have come since the 32-year-old was promoted in late May to fill in during Mike Trout's absence. While he could be shipped back out when Trout returns, Young has performed admirably for the Halos, batting .289/.379/.461 in 24 games. Jun 25 - 12:16 AM

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Eric Young Jr. finished 2-for-4 in Tuesday's game against the Yankees, including a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the eighth which ended up forcing extra innings.

The veteran is making the most of his chance since being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on May 29. He is 8-for-23 with a double, two home runs and seven RBI over the past six games and he is slashing .314/.407/.549 overall.
Jun 14 - 4:02 AM

Eric Young Jr. went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, four total RBI and a steal in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Young put a loud exclamation point on a six-run fifth inning by the Halos, cracking a go-ahead three-run homer to give the Angels a 9-6 advantage. He also picked up an RBI single in the seventh inning as his team played the dangerous game of getting into a slugfest with the Astros -- and ultimately winning it. Since being called up to the big league team on May 29, Young is 14-for-44 (.318) with two homers, seven RBI and four steals over the course of 12 games played.
Jun 11 - 7:44 PM

Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored Thursday against the Tigers.

Who needs Mike Trout when you have Young available to take over in center field? The 32-year-old journeyman is hitting .333 with a homer and three doubles in 33 at-bats since his callup. Incredibly enough, he's an option in mixed leagues right now for those owners chasing steal.s
Jun 8 - 4:56 PM

Eric Young Jr. went 2-for-2 and homered in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Angels past the Braves 2-1 on Wednesday.

Exactly how the Angels expected to be winning games in 2017; Martin Maldonado is the team's best hitter, Bud Norris is saving games and Eric Young Jr. is hitting clutch homers. The homer was Young's first in the majors since 2014 and ninth in 1,517 career at-bats. He'll play left field over Ben Revere for as long as he can stay hot, and while he's not a good bet to homer again anytime soon, he will run as often as he gets the chance.
Jun 1 - 1:53 AM

Eric Young Jr. finished 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and RBI in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

Young was summoned from Triple-A Salt Lake to make up for the loss of Mike Trout (thumb). The 32-year-old has hit safely in each of his two games since his contract was purchased, scoring a run, knocking another in and swiping two bases. Young gives the Angels a veteran presence at the top of the lineup and he should see semi-regular at-bats while Ben Revere also plays more frequently.
May 31 - 1:33 AM

Angels purchased the contract of OF Eric Young Jr. from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Young was off to a .354/.419/.528 start with five homers and 15 steals for Salt Lake. He's starting in left field Monday and could see some playing time there while Mike Trout (thumb) is out, although the bulk of the at-bats figure to go to Ben Revere.
May 29 - 8:18 PM

Eric Young Jr. has a locker and uniform in the Angels' clubhouse Monday.

Nothing official has been announced, but it probably doesn't bode well for Mike Trout (thumb). Young is batting .354/.419/.528 with five homers and 15 steals at Triple-A Salt Lake. If Trout goes on the disabled list, Ben Revere should be the biggest beneficiary of increased playing time.
May 29 - 5:52 PM

Angels reassigned OF Eric Young Jr., OF Shane Robinson, RHP Jose Valdez, RHP Deolis Guerra, INF Rey Navarro, and C Tony Sanchez to minor league camp.

No big shockers among this round of cuts from Angels camp. Young put up an .882 OPS in 46 at-bats this spring in Cactus League play, but he was always a longshot for a backup outfield job. The 31-year-old is a .246/.314/.327 career hitter at the major league level.
Mar 27 - 2:16 PM

Eric Young Jr. went 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Brewers.

Young is unlikely to crack the Angels' Opening Day roster, as he has never proven himself a reliable hitter in the majors. For his career, the veteran owns a .246/.314/.327 triple-slash. Fantasy owners can feel free to steer clear, even in deeper AL-only formats.
Feb 25 - 6:43 PM

Angels signed OF Eric Young Jr. to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Young spent the majority of the 2016 season with Triple-A Colorado Springs and batted just .263/.338/.339 across 329 plate appearances in the hitter-friendly parks of the Pacific Coast League. The 31-year-old does still have pretty good wheels, but he doesn't belong on a major league roster.
Jan 24 - 5:30 PM

Eric Young Jr. has elected to become a free agent.

Young refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will look to latch on with a different organization this offseason. The 31-year-old outfielder spent the majority of the 2016 season in Triple-A, batting .263/.338/.339 in 329 plate appearances.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 02:18:00 PM

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

Young was acquired from the Brewers on Thursday. He'll serve as a pinch-runner in September.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:00:00 PM

Yankees acquired OF Eric Young Jr. from the Brewers for cash considerations.

Young has not played in the majors this season. In 289 at-bats with Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Brew Crew's system, the 31-year-old outfielder was hitting a paltry .263/.338/.339 with 30 RBI and 23 steals. He could serve as a pinch-running option down the stretch should the Yankees decide to give him a look-see with rosters expanding on Thursday.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Brewers signed OF Eric Young Jr. to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal is worth $1 million if he makes the team and carries additional incentives. Young opened the 2015 campaign as the Braves' starting center fielder. It didn't go well. The 30-year-old managed to slash just .169/.229/.273 across 85 plate appearances. He was designated for assignment in early June, passed through waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A before finally being traded to the Mets on August 22. With the eventual NL champs, he served most as a pinch-runner, stealing three bases in 18 games. For his career, Young's notched six seasons with double-digit steals. He can play all three outfield spots and offers the Brewers some flexibility in addition to his speed.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 03:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Huston Street
4Andrew Bailey
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8David Hernandez
9Keynan Middleton