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Eric Young Jr. | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are interested in Eric Young, Jr.
However, Young is attracting a lot of interest on the open market and Grant writes that the Rangers might have already been outbid. The 29-year-old was non-tendered by the Mets last week after batting .229/.299/.311 with 30 steals over 100 games this past season. Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:56:00 PM

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Mets non-tendered OF Eric Young Jr.

It comes as no surprise, as projected Young to make $2.3 million via arbitration. The outfielder has one tool working for him (his speed) but is quite limited otherwise.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 07:07:00 PM

Eric Young, Jr. went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Friday's win over the Nationals.

The win snapped a 12-game home losing streak against the Nationals. Young has taken advantage of Matt den Dekker's absence by collecting seven hits in 11 at-bats over the past three games. He has batted leadoff each of the past two nights. His speed can be useful in deeper leagues if the playing time continues to be there.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Eric Young, Jr. finished 3-for-3 with an RBI triple on Wednesday as the Mets downed the Rockies.

Young's second-inning triple brought in the Mets' first run, which proved to be all Rafael Montero and the bullpen would need. It was Young's first start since August 26. The speedy outfielder is having another forgettable year at the plate, hitting .235/.309/.321 though he has swiped 29 bases.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:07:00 PM

The Mets will hit Jacob deGrom eighth and Eric Young, Jr. ninth Monday against the Cardinals.

Meanwhile, Curtis Granderson will get his second straight start out of the leadoff spot. The Mets are desperate for offense right now, so they are willing to experiment. This is the first time in team history that they have batted the pitcher eighth.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Mets activated OF/INF Eric Young, Jr. from the 15-day disabled list.

Andrew Brown was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding roster move. Young, out since May 25 with a right hamstring strain, was hitting .220/.315/.305 with a home run, seven RBI and 17 stolen bases before hitting the DL. He should play quite a bit with Chris Young struggling, so he's worth a pickup for fantasy owners who need speed.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Sunday that Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Young has been on the shelf since straining his right hamstring on May 25. Before hitting the disabled list, Young was hitting .220/.315/.305 with a homer, seven RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

Young has been out with a right hamstring strain since May 25. With Juan Lagares out, he should see ample playing time in the outfield.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 05:44:00 PM

Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A St. Lucie.

He is already eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list and should be activated by early next week. Young has been out since May 26 with a right hamstring strain. He had 17 steals in 18 attempts before the injury.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) has been forced to back off his rehab program after feeling renewed tightness in his strained right hamstring on Friday.

Young, who has been running at the team's spring training complex, won't be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible on Tuesday. Matt den Dekker will continue to handle the bulk of the work in center field while Young and Juan Lagares are sidelined.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 08:12:00 PM

Eric Young Jr. (hamstring) ran outdoors Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

The workout went well, and Young remains on track to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday. He has 17 stolen bases this season.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Eric Young Jr. is going to run outdoors on Tuesday for the first time since being placed on the DL on May 25.

Young's been sidelined with a right hamstring injury since May 25, but obviously it's a good sign that he's testing the leg already. He's not eligible to come off the DL until next Tuesday's series against the Brewers. Young has seventeen steals (on 18 attempts) this season.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Mets placed OF Eric Young Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

The hope is that Young will be ready for activation as soon as he's eligible. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting just .220/.315/.305 in 42 games this season for New York but he's managed 17 steals in 18 attempts.
Mon, May 26, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to place Eric Young Jr. on the disabled list prior to Monday's game.

The precise injury that Young is suffering from remains unclear, but the speedy outfielder hasn't started a game since Tuesday, appearing only as a pinch hitter since then. Matt den Dekker is expected to be recalled to take his place on the roster.
Sun, May 25, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Eric Young Jr. hit his first homer of the year Monday in the Mets' 9-7 win over the Yankees.

All three Mets outfielders homered, with Curtis Granderson and Chris Young also doing damage. EY had the best night of the group, though, going 3-for-5 with a double and a steal. He also had a nice 11-pitch at-bat that concluded with a line out to short. He's now started back-to-back games, collecting three hits in both, after starting just once in the first 10 days of the month. Terry Collins doesn't need much excuse to use him, so one imagines he'll be back out there tomorrow.
Mon, May 12, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice
12Buddy Carlyle