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Eric Young Jr. | Outfielder | #9

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 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. has been informed he will not be on the Angels' Opening Day roster.
INF David Fletcher, LHP Ian Krol, LHP John Lamb, OF Rymer Liriano and RHP Osmer Morales were also left off the Angels' 25-man roster, though all will remain in major league camp. Young hit a respectable .310 in spring training but the Angels are going with Chris Young as their fourth outfielder. It's unclear if the 32-year-old will remain in Los Angeles as minor league depth or look for another opportunity elsewhere. Mar 22 - 9:20 PM

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Eric Young Jr. doubled, tripled, and stole a base in the Angels' 7-5 Cactus League win over the Reds on Monday.

Young is in Angels camp this spring as a non-roster invitee and seems doubtful to crack the Opening Day roster, even if his Cactus League numbers are strong. Chris Young currently projects as an active fourth outfielder for Anaheim and Jabari Blash would appear to be ahead of Young on the team's depth chart.
Mar 5 - 6:16 PM

Eric Young Jr. has elected free agency.

The 32-year-old journeyman appeared in 47 games for the Angels, slashing .264/.336/.418 with four homers, 16 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 125 plate appearances. He shouldn't have trouble finding another opportunity elsewhere.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:17:00 AM

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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:07:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 07:20:00 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.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 08:15:00 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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 01:20:00 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.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 12:16:00 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.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 04:02:00 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.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 07:44:00 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
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 04:56:00 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.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 01:53:00 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.
Wed, May 31, 2017 01:33:00 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.
Mon, May 29, 2017 08:18:00 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.
Mon, May 29, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Rene Rivera
1B1Luis Valbuena
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Zack Cozart
2Jefry Marte
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Chris Young
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Shohei Ohtani
3Matt Shoemaker
4Andrew Heaney
5Tyler Skaggs
6Nick Tropeano
7J.C. Ramirez
8Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Keynan Middleton
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Jim Johnson
5Jose Alvarez
6Noe Ramirez
7Blake Wood
8Justin Anderson
9Ian Krol