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Eric Young Jr.

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Braves | Eric Young turning heads

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:09:14 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. has been impressive in the first week of spring training workouts with his ability, conditioning and work habits. Beat writer David O'Brien thinks Young might be the favorite for opening day in center field.

Fantasy Tip: If Young is able to win the starting center field job he would obviously be a decent FantasyScore option, especially for his speed potential. Just don't expect much in the way of power.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Manager likes the speed Eric Young brings

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:15:09 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. received praise from manager Fredi Gonzalez Thursday, Feb. 26. Gonzalez noted Young brings a speed dynamic the team has lacked in recent years.

Fantasy Tip: Young stole 30 bases with just 316 plate appearances last season, and he had 46 swipes in 2013, when he played in 148 games. He shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a one-trick pony, but in the later rounds of mixed drafts, Young is a viable speed target.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Eric Young looking to win a job

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:06:16 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr., who hit a career-worst .229 with one home run and 30 stolen bases in 100 games for the New York Mets in 2014, has the chance to compete with OFs Zoilo Almonte and Eury Perez for a spot as a backup outfielder or platoon job in left field. He could also play some second base in a pinch. Not working in Young's favor is that Almonte is out of minor league options.

Fantasy Tip: Young is mainly valuable for his speed, but without a spot that gives him consistent at-bats, he's not much use to fantasy owners. Keep an eye on how the outfield battles go this spring. If he wins a spot as a platoon partner in left field, he could be a deep sleeper in deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Eric Young Jr. financials

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:04:03 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. will make $1 million should he make the parent club out of spring training. He also has a chance at $750,000 in unspecified incentives.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Braves | Atlanta has a platoon battle in left field

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:31:23 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Eric Young Jr. will battle OF Zoilo Almonte for platoon duty in left field with OF Jonny Gomes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Bowman

Braves | Ink Eric Young to minor league deal

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:59:22 -0800

Free-agent OF Eric Young Jr. signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Atlanta Braves Friday, Feb. 13.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Rangers | Texas interested in Eric Young

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:56:09 -0800

Free-agent OF Eric Young Jr. (Mets) is attracting interest from the Texas Rangers, according to two major league sources. However, the Rangers may have already been outbid for his services. The Rangers are looking to acquire another center fielder behind OF Leonys Martin.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Dallas Morning News - Evan Grant

Mets | Eric Young non-tendered

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:02:45 -0800

New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. was not tendered a contract Tuesday, Dec. 2, making him a free agent.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo

Mets | Ruben Tejada likely to be tendered

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:29:21 -0800

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada will likely be tendered a contract for 2015 by the team, according to sources. Insiders on the team also believe OF Eric Young Jr. may be cut loose.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis scratched

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:55:25 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been scratched from the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 26. OF Eric Young Jr. is starting in his place. Young Jr. is batting leadoff and playing left field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin