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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. hit his fourth homer of the season in a win over Seattle on Sunday.
Young Jr's homer was a three-run shot off of James Pozos in the eighth inning. A journeyman, Young Jr. offers no upside, and will likely be a up-and-down player for some lucky organization again in 2018. Good for him, bad for anyone who has him on a fantasy team. Oct 1 - 6:07 PM

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

Young will give the Angels extra outfield depth while Mike Trout works through a minor neck injury. Young, 32, has batted .260/.336/.396 in 34 games this season at the major league level.
Aug 29 - 7:20 PM

Angels sent OF Eric Young Jr. outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

That takes him off the 40-man roster. Young's no longer needed with Mike Trout (wrist) on track to be activated this weekend. The 32-year-old has hit .260 with three homers, 11 RBI and eight steals across 34 games for the Halos this year.
Jul 13 - 8:15 PM

Eric Young Jr. posted a pair of singles with a strikeout over four strikeouts in Tuesday's loss at Dodger Stadium.

It wasn't all great for EY, as he was caught stealing. The two-hit game was his first since June 14, snapping an ugly 4-for-26 (.154) skid over the past nine outings. He continues to play semi-regularly while Mike Trout (thumb) is on the shelf and he has done a decent job holding down the fort.
Jun 28 - 1:20 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Deolis Guerra
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes