Eric Young Jr. #22 - OF/IF

NY Mets

  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1985/05/25
  • POB: New Brunswick, NJ
  • Height: 5-10 Weight: 195lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Colorado in 2003 (30th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Young Jr. is cold (.182 in last 11AB).
Year to date93258446110411523572961.236.309.318.627
On Pace10529150691151172664337-.236.309.318.627

Scouting Report

AssetsIs lightning fast and extremely aggressive as a base-stealer. Is also patient at the plate and knows how to get on base. Displays some pop in his bat. Is versatile enough to play several different positions.
FlawsStrikes out too much for someone with his speed. Therefore, he'd benefit a lot by making more contact. Can lose his focus at times. Would benefit by developing his situational hitting to drive in more runs.
Career potentialVersatile, base-stealing utility man.

Honours and Awards

2009Pacific Coast League (AAA) - Rookie of the Year
2009Pacific Coast League (AAA) - All-Star Team
2008Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
2007California League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/16Missed 22 games (strained right hamstring).
2014/05/26Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 25th, 2014).
2014/05/25Hamstring, day-to-day.
2014/05/05Missed 1 game (cheekbone injury).
2014/05/04Cheekbone injury, day-to-day.
2014/01/16Signed by the New York Mets to a one-year contract extension.
2013/07/27Missed 2 games (sore right knee).
2013/07/26Sore right knee, day-to-day.
2013/06/18Acquired from the Colorado Rockies.
2013/06/12Designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies.
2013/03/05Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2012/10/03Missed the last 43 regular season games (left intercostal).
2012/08/21Left intercostal, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 20th, 2012).
2012/08/20Left intercostal, day-to-day.
2012/05/16Missed 10 games (bereavement list).
2012/05/05Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2012/03/03Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2011/07/22Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/07/01Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/05/27Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/03/27Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2011/03/03Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2010/10/03Missed the last 6 regular season games (shin injury).
2010/09/28Shin injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/22Missed 1 game (shin injury).
2010/09/21Shin injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/14Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/07/31Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/07/24Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (leg injury).
2010/05/14Leg injury, early September.
2010/04/25Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/03/30Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2010/03/05Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2009/08/25Recalled from Colorado Springs (AAA).
2009/03/16Optioned to Colorado Springs (AAA).
2009/03/04Re-signed by the Colorado Rockies to a one-year contract.
2008/11/20Contract purchased from Tulsa (AA).


2013/06/18New York Mets traded Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for Eric Young.
2003/06/03Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round in 2003.

Career Stats

2014NY MetsNL93258446110411523572961.236.309.318.627
2014St. LucieA142100001000-.250.400.250.650
2013NY MetsNL91374489418412635673872.251.318.329.647
2013Total Col/NYNNL148539701342772324610046114.249.310.336.646
2011Colorado SpringsAAA5822361811892283936171-.363.454.5521.006
2010Colorado SpringsAAA33123203151191532100-.252.340.333.673
2009Colorado SpringsAAA11947211814121107435679581417.299.387.430.817


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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