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22 Eric Young LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/180 | Birthdate: 5/25/1985 | Birthplace: New Brunswick, NJ | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: New York | College: Chandler-Gilbert CC AZ | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $492,000 | Owned/Started%: 26/12 | Average Draft Position: 276.19
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Report: Mets in market to acquire shortstop, left fielder


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) While the Mets might be shopping veteran starting pitcher Bartolo Colon by the July 31 trade deadline, they also appear buyers.

The Mets would like to acquire an upgrade at shortstop over Ruben Tejada and a power-hitting left fielder to join Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson as regulars in the outfield, industry sources told ESPN.

It is also believed Mets general manager Sandy Alderson could be looking to deal outfielders Chris Young and Eric Young.


Eric Young a no-go Monday against Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Mets left fielder Eric Young, who has struggled against left-handers this season, is out Monday night against Atlanta southpaw Mike Minor.

Young is 11 for 52 against lefties and has struggled most of the year. He owns a stat line of .236/.319/.314 with 46 strikeouts in just 191 at-bats.


Eric Young plays hero in win over Cardinals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Leadoff hitter Eric Young slammed two doubles in successive innings Wednesday in St. Louis - and the Mets needed both of them to secure a one-run victory.

Young slammed his first two-bagger in the sixth inning to drive in Bartolo Colon and added another in the seventh to plate Wilmer Flores. He also scored a run, giving him 29 in just 45 games.


Eric Young returns from 15-day DL Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Monday. Young went 0 for 9 with two runs, two walks, three strikeouts and one stolen base during a three-game rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton.

Young returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Cardinals and started in left field.


Eric Young remains on track to return Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated after Sunday's game against the Padres he expects to have outfielder Eric Young (hamstring) come off the 15-day disabled list Monday against the Cardinals, per ESPN.

Eric Young expected to return from DL Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young is expected to return from the disabled list prior to Monday's series opener against the Cardinals, manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York Friday. Young has been sidelined since May 25 because of a hamstring strain. He batted .220 with one home run and seven RBI in 141 at-bats before the injury.

Eric Young suffers setback with hamstring


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young will not come off the disabled list when he is first eligible, as he has suffered a setback in his recovery from a right hamstring strain.

ESPN.com reports Young suffered a setback while running at the team's spring training complex in Florida, and has been shut down from his rehabilitation program. 


Eric Young begins working outdoors


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young began running outdoors for the first time Tuesday, as part of his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Young ran outside at the team's spring training complex in Florida, and manager Terry Collins told MLB.com he made it through the workout without a setback. 


Eric Young to test hamstring running outdoors Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young will test his hamstring Tuesday by running outdoors for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Poor conditions Monday limited Young to staying indoors and running on a submerged treadmill. He is first eligible to return from the disabled list next Tuesday.


Eric Young likely headed for MRI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young, who on Monday went on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury, likely will get an MRI on Tuesday, reports MLB.com. "I felt it enough to where I couldn't run or explode like I need to," Young said. "The legs are a big part of my game so I'd rather take the two weeks instead of risking it and being out longer than that."

Eric Young placed on DL Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) The Mets announced Monday they placed outfielder Eric Young on the 15-day disabled list due to a hamstring injury. Young heads to the disabled list mired in a 3-for-29 slump in his previous nine games.

Eric Young expected to land on DL with hamstring injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young is expected to land on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury prior to Monday's series opener against the Pirates, according to ESPN New York.

Young has not been in the starting lineup since Tuesday because of the injury and is not recovering quickly enough to avoid a stint on the DL. He is hitting .220 with one home run and seven RBI in 141 at-bats.


Eric Young earning way back in lineup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/13/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young was in the starting lineup for a third staright game Tuesday, which isn't surprising considering he collected three hits in each of the previous two. What is surprising is that the Mets benched him in the first place.

Even after sitting out eight of the previous nine games, he still ranks second in all of baseball with 15 stolen bases and 14th with 25 runs scored. He added three of the former and four of the latter in those two starts alone.

His batting average has been up and down in the early going, but it's clear he's an impact player at the top of the Mets lineup, wreaking the kind of havoc on the base paths that changes the complexion of the game, benefiting anyone who steps into the batter's box.

As long as he keeps producing, Young is a good bet to stay in the lineup, and given how completely he's bounced back, manager Terry Collins might think twice about removing him again.

Particularly if you play in a Rotisserie format, you need to make sure Young is owned in your league.


Eric Young knocks first home run Monday vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young went 3 for 5 with his first home run of the season in his team's 9-7 win over the Yankees Monday.

Young smacked a two-run home run to right in the seventh inning to bring his team within one. He scored two runs in the game as well as stole his 15th base of the season. Young has hit .250/.336/.339 in 112 at-bats.


Eric Young makes impact off bench in win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young started for just the second time in 10 games Sunday against the Phillies, but showed during a 5-4 win the kind of impact he can have when in the lineup.

Young tied a season-high with three hits, including one double, two runs and two stolen bases in six at-bats. Young put an end to a prolonged slump, as he came into Sunday having hit just .180 in his previous 18 games (12 starts).


Eric Young worth stashing despite role change


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/5/2014) With the return of Juan Lagares from the DL Thursday, Eric Young is out of a job. He'll be used situationally off the bench for now, where he won't have much of a chance to make a Fantasy impact, but it's not like the Mets starting lineup is overflowing with superstars. Young will have another opportunity, and I predict sooner than later.

Lagares himself doesn't profile as an offensive force. He seems like it now because of what he's done in 71 at-bats, but in 68 at-bats last July, he hit .353 with seven doubles, one triple and one homer (numbers almost identical to the ones he has now), only to hit .217 the rest of the way. He can't take a walk, strikes out every fourth at-bat and isn't near the base-stealer Young is.

Now, he's so good defensively that he may keep his job anyway, but that's where the other Young comes in, Chris Young, who's currently manning left field. He was considered something of a poor man's B.J. Upton earlier in his career and took a similar tumble last year, batting .200 for the Athletics. He's never hit better than .257 in a season, and if his batting average tanks again, it might be all the incentive the Mets need to bring back their preferred leadoff man.

Eric Young has his faults as well, but he showed just how valuable he could be as a starter, stealing 12 bases in 24 games. Maybe he's not worth the wait in a points league, but in a Rotisserie league, he most definitely is.


Eric Young back in action in Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young, who suffered a contusion on his right cheek bone on Sunday, returned to the top of the lineup Monday night against the Marlins in Miami.

Young was taken to the hospital on Sunday after a ricochet in the batting cage struck him below his right eye. He is hitting .213 with 21 runs scored in 27 games.

CT scan negative on Eric Young


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) A CT scan came back negative on Mets outfielder Eric Young, who has a contusion on his right cheek bone. A ricochet in the batting cage before Sunday's game struck Young and sent him to the hospital for testing.

It's unclear how long he'll be out.


Eric Young headed to hospital for X-rays


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) A ricochet in the batting cage hit Mets left fielder Eric Young below his right eye, sending him to the hospital for X-rays and scratching him from Sunday's lineup in Colorado, reports ESPN. Young is hitting .213 with 21 runs scored in 27 games.

Juan Lagares in, Eric Young out of Thursday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Juan Lagares is set to start in center and the leadoff spot for the Mets in his return Thursday from the disabled list. The result is that Eric Young is on the bench for the game in Colorado.

Young is batting just .215, but he has scored 20 runs in 24 games.


Mets outfield about to become crowded situation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) With Juan Lagares set to return to the Mets' roster this week, manager Terry Collins is well aware he's going to have to find playing time for four outfielders -- Lagares, Curtis Granderson, Eric Young and Chris Young.

"The only message you can say is, 'Only three of you can play, so somebody, you’re going to have some nights off. Each and every one of you is going to get some nights off,'" Collins said, per the New York Post.

It appears the most likely situation will be Granderson playing regularly as the three other outfielders rotate between two positions.

"They all want to play, especially early in the season when it’s cooler and their energy stays up," Collins said. "Like in the case of Grandy, he doesn’t want to sit. He’s on the same page as [us], the only way you get out of this thing is to get out there and keep swinging."


Eric Young crossing plate often for Mets


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Mets leadoff hitter Eric Young hasn't been tearng it up at the plate recently, but he has been scoring runs.

Young has one hit in each of his last four games, but is just 5 for 29 since April 16. He has, however scored 12 runs in the last 10 games and is third in the National League this season with 19 runs.


Eric Young on extended tear for Mets


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Mets leadoff hitter Eric Young has broken free from an early-season slump in style and with consistency. He opened the year 0 for 15 but is since batting .350 with 14 hits in 40 at-bats. He also has six hits in his last three games.

The result has been many trips down the third-base line to home plate. Young has scored 12 runs in the last eight games. He is tied for the National League lead in that department.


Eric Young sparks Mets to win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young showed some signs of life Thursday, in a 6-4 win over the Braves.

Young reached based four times, going 3 for 5 while reaching once on a fielder's choice, and he was a terror on the basepaths. Young scored each time he was on base, while adding three stolen bases.

Young hasn't been on base much while hitting .226/.286/.323 through eight games, but he has been tough for opposing defenses to handle when he has. He has five stolen bases in eight games, and is hitting .316 over his last five games, while reaching base at least once in six straight.  


Eric Young Jr. hitting leadoff Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.  will hit leadoff Monday, according to MLB.com.

The team hasn't released the opening day lineup yet, but it is known that Young Jr. will hit at the top of the lineup. He had a productive spring, hitting .296 in 54 at-bats.