ERIC YOUNG JR. NEWS

Report: Eric Young Jr. signed by Brewers to minor-league deal

The Milwaukee Brewers will reportedly have an Eric Young in their organization once again.According to an ESPN report, the Brewers have signed utility man Eric Young Jr. to a minor-league deal.Young's father, Eric Young Sr., played for the Brewers from 2002-03.Drafted in the 30th round of the 2003 amateur draft by the Colorado Rockies, Young Jr. made his major-league debut for the...
Via Fox Sports
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers sign Eric Young Jr. to minor league deal

Last year Eric Young struggled as the center fielder of the Braves before being dealt later in the season to the Mets. Now the 30-year-old has joined the Brewers on a minor league deal. Young can earn $1 million by making the Brewers while his deal includes addition incentives. While Young’s ability to play all three outfield positions would provide the Brewers some versatility...
Via Tireball.com
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Release Eric Young Jr.

The New York Mets removed outfielder Eric Young Jr. from the 40-man roster on Friday, making him a free agent. He joins Anthony Recker and Wilfredo Tovar who also became free agents after they were outrighted on Thursday. This puts the Mets 40-man roster at 37. In his second stint with the Mets, Young went 0-for-8 with nine runs scored after being acquired from the Atlanta Braves...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Is Confident That He Will Make Playoff Roster

Even though Eric Young Jr.’s role with the team has been limited so far, he’s confident that he will make the postseason roster.  Young says that his dynamic speed will be even more valuable in October,  and it could potentially make a huge impact like it did for the Royals last season. “I believe so,” […]
Via Mets Merized Online
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. Excited To Be Back With Mets

The Mets brought back Eric Young Jr. from the Braves last Saturday for cash and assigned him temporarily to Triple-A Las Vegas. He was hitting .248 with 23 steals in 67 games for Triple-A Gwinnett when he was with Atlanta. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, once rosters expand next Tuesday, Young is […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr. and the need for speed

Over the past two seasons, the Mets got a healthy helping of Eric Young Jr. in the lineup, as he played in 191 games. When it was time for a raise, the Mets decided that they would roll the dice with Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares in the outfield, and were hoping that Kirk Nieuwenhuis would be the backup outfielder. Nieuwenhuis struggled early on, and it became...
Via Mets360.com
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Eric Young Jr. from Braves

The New York Mets have reportedly acquired OF Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations, according to a club announcement. Young is set to report to Triple-A Las Vegas sometime in the coming week. #Mets re-acquire Eric Young Jr. from Braves for cash. He’ll report to Vegas. — David Lennon (@DPLennon) August 22, 2015 With this acquisition, Young...
Via Baseball Essential
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Ketel Marte Continues to Fly Under the Radar

Although he was perpetually young for his level, Ketel Marte more than held his own at every stop as he ascended through the Mariners system. In 2013, he posted a 91 wRC+ as a 19-year-old between Low-A and High-A. In 2014, at the tender age of 20, he put up a 105 spot between Double-A and Triple-A. This year, his .314/.359/.410 showing in Triple-A resulted a 107 wRC+. Even more...
Via Fangraphs
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves designate OF Eric Young Jr for assignment

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have designated outfielder Eric Young Jr. for assignment and reinstated outfielder-first baseman Joey Terdoslavich from the 15-day disabled list. Young was hitting only .169 with no homers, five RBIs and three stolen bases. He became a little-used backup after Cameron Maybin took over the starting job in center field. Young had only 13 at-bats in...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Speedy Eric Young Jr. quickly grabs this chance with Braves

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression. Now with opening day less than a week away and starting center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. likely out until mid-May because of a foot problem, Young finds himself as the odds-on favorite to be playing there a lot. One major drawback for...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Rafael Montero Odd Man Out, Collins Misses Eric Young Jr.

Terry Collins pretty much ruled out any chance of Rafael Montero winning a job in the bullpen if Dillon Gee goes untraded. “I’m not sure where Raffy would fit in that bullpen coming out of spring training. If Dillon is there, we’ve only got one more spot left, and you might go with a little more experienced guy at the start of the season.” As it stands now, Jenrry Mejia...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Spring Training: How does Eric Young Jr. fit with Braves?

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Via Fox Sports South
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

After endearing himself to Braves, Young fighting to join them

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After an horrific moment, nearly two years ago, Eric Young Jr. clasped hands with former Braves starter Tim Hudson as he was carted off Citi Field. He had endeared himself to a franchise and their fanbase. That he's now wearing an Atlanta uniform and fighting for a roster spot on a minor league deal is a twist he wouldn't have expected. But the response...
Via Fox Sports South
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Sign Eric Young Jr.

Atlanta Braves general manager John Hart continues to make a flurry of moves this offseason. The Braves and utility-man Eric Young, Jr. have agreed to a minor league contract, tweets Mark Bowman of MLB.com. The #Braves have signed Eric Young Jr. to a Minor League deal. He’ll battle Almonte for that platoon role in LF w/ Gomes. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 13, 2015 Young...
Via Baseball Essential
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Sign Eric Young Jr., Add To Outfield Mix

Today, the Atlanta Braves signed outfield Eric Young Jr. to a minor league deal that was first reported by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. The #Braves have signed Eric Young Jr. to a Minor League deal. He’ll battle Almonte for that platoon role in LF w/ Gomes. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) February 13, 2015 Young has played for the both the Rockies and Mets in his six year career and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Young Jr, Braves reach minor league deal

ATLANTA (AP) Free agent outfielder Eric Young Jr. and the Atlanta Braves have reached agreement on a minor league deal. The Braves announced the contract Friday. It includes an invitation to spring training. The 29-year-old Young led the National League with 46 stolen bases in 2013 for Colorado and the New York Mets. He stole 30 last year with the Mets while batting .229 in 100...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves sign Eric Young Jr. to minor league deal

The Braves have added another option for left field, agreeing to a minor league deal with Eric Young Jr, the team announced Friday. The 29-year-old brings speed -- he was the National League's stolen base leader in 2013 with 46 -- and strong defense, committing just one error in 130 chances last season with the Mets. But the switch-hitter posted a career-worst .229 average with 16...
Via Fox Sports South
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Opening Day lineup projection

After 6 consectuive losing seasons, the New York Mets have built up enough major league talent to give some people hope that a Wild Card position isn’t out of reach. In preparation for the season, manager Terry Collins announced what he projects as the Opening Day starting lineup given the roster that the Mets have at this moment. Here are his projections followed by my analysis...
Via isportsweb.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Should a team pair Eric Young and Everth Cabrera?

The Mets parted ways with Eric Young Jr. earlier this week, bringing our total of Youngs on the roster to zero after having two for most of last season. Young was not my favorite guy on the Mets but he’s an MLB-quality player and here’s hoping he hooks on with another team which will give him as many ABs as the Mets did in 2014. The mantra for rock bands playing frat houses...
Via Mets360.com
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Non-Tender Just One Player

With Tuesday’s 11:59 PM ET Non-Tender deadline looming, the New York Mets weren’t faced with many tough questions. The only question surrounding the deadline for the club was if they would tender shortstop Ruben Tejada a contract or not. Eventually the team settled on retaining Tejada and non-tendering a single player. That man was outfielder Eric Young Jr. Young Jr. was never...
Via Baseball Essential
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets cut ties with OF Eric Young Jr

NEW YORK (AP) Speedy outfielder Eric Young Jr. is becoming a free agent after the New York Mets declined to offer him a contract for next season. New York announced the move before Tuesday night's deadline. Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million. He led the National League with 46 steals...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Officially Non-Tender Eric Young Jr.

Mets made it official and just announced that Eric Young Jr. has been non-tendered. Looks like Ruben Tejada will be back in 2015 in some capacity, likely as a backup middle infielder. Good Luck to you, EY… December 1 Last month, MLB Trade Rumors tabbed Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada as non-tender candidates for the Mets. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY hears from team insiders...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Expected To Be Non-Tendered By Tuesday Deadline

Last month, MLB Trade Rumors tabbed Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada as non-tender candidates for the Mets. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY hears from team insiders that the Mets are likely to hang onto Tejada who still has some value in a backup role. Sources have also told Rubin that Young will most certainly be released because the Mets believe they can get comparable production...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Non-tender deadline looms for Eric Young Jr. and Ruben Tejada

The next probable and tangible moves made by GM Sandy Alderson and the front office will be decisions on Ruben Tejada and Eric Young Jr.  The Mets have until Tuesday night at 11:59 pm to tender contracts to the two arbitration eligible players before they retroactively become unrestricted free agents.  After Alderson inevitably decides on these players, the fans will have a clearer...
Via Mets360.com
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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