Eric Young Jr.

Eric Young Jr. #24

  • LF
  • B/T: S/R
  • 5' 10"/195
  • Age: 31


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Eric Young Jr. MLB Career Stats

.247 8 88 144 .642

Eric Young Jr. Bio

  • Full Name: Eric Orlando Young Jr.
  • Born: 5/25/1985 in New Brunswick, NJ
  • Draft: 2003, Colorado Rockies, 30th rd. (887th overall)
  • College: Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Debut: August 25, 2009
  • Relationship(s): son of Eric Young
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MLB Career Stats 1505 237 371 8 88 144 .247 .314 .642


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Eric Young Jr. Stats

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Eric Young Jr. Advanced Stats

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Eric Young Jr. Fantasy News

December 29, 2015 at 6:46 PM ET

Young inks Minor League deal with Brewers

Outfielder Eric Young Jr., whose father manned second base in the early years of Miller Park, has reportedly signed a Minor League contract with the Brewers that includes an invitation to big league camp.

September 1, 2015 at 8:26 PM ET

Young Jr. is excited to help Mets' playoff chase

For the first time in more than a year, Eric Young Jr. stepped into Citi Field's home clubhouse Tuesday afternoon. A security guard greeted him with a hug. A team cook beamed at his arrival. The Mets were thrilled to have what Young called his own "brand of energy" back in the clubhouse.


Eric Young Jr. Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2009 Colorado Springs PCL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2008 Phoenix AFL

AFL Player of the Week

Week Team League
11/03/2008 Phoenix AFL

PCL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2009 Colorado Springs PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Colorado Springs PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Colorado Springs PCL

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Tulsa TEX

CAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/09/2007 Modesto CAL

CAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Modesto CAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Asheville SAL

HWB Player of the Week

Week Team League
10/29/2006 Waikiki HWB

Eric Young Jr. Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2010 17 21st in NL
2011 27 11th in NL
2013 46 1st in NL
2014 30 6th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2013 7 7th in NL
2014 5 24th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2010 6 23rd in NL
2013 11 5th in NL
2014 6 19th in NL

Eric Young Jr. Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 12, 2016 LF Eric Young Jr. assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
January 5, 2016 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent LF Eric Young Jr. to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 5, 2015 LF Eric Young Jr. elected free agency.
November 2, 2015 New York Mets activated LF Eric Young Jr..
October 9, 2015 New York Mets reassigned LF Eric Young Jr. to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2015 New York Mets selected the contract of LF Eric Young Jr. from Las Vegas 51s.
August 23, 2015 LF Eric Young Jr. assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
August 22, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded LF Eric Young Jr. to New York Mets for cash.
June 11, 2015 Atlanta Braves sent CF Eric Young Jr. outright to Gwinnett Braves.
June 5, 2015 Atlanta Braves designated Eric Young Jr. for assignment.
May 31, 2015 CF Eric Young Jr. assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
April 5, 2015 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of CF Eric Young Jr. from Gwinnett Braves.
April 1, 2015 LF Eric Young Jr. assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
February 13, 2015 Atlanta Braves signed free agent LF Eric Young Jr. to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2, 2014 LF Eric Young Jr. elected free agency.
June 16, 2014 New York Mets activated LF Eric Young Jr. from the 15-day disabled list.
June 13, 2014 New York Mets sent LF Eric Young Jr. on a rehab assignment to Binghamton Mets.
June 12, 2014 New York Mets sent LF Eric Young Jr. on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.
May 26, 2014 New York Mets placed LF Eric Young Jr. on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 25, 2014. Right hamstring strain
June 19, 2013 Colorado Rockies traded LF Eric Young Jr. to New York Mets for RHP Collin McHugh.
June 12, 2013 Colorado Rockies designated Eric Young for assignment.
October 5, 2012 Colorado Rockies designated Eric Young for assignment.
October 5, 2012 Colorado Rockies activated RF Eric Young from the 15-day disabled list.
August 21, 2012 Colorado Rockies placed CF Eric Young on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 20, 2012. left intercostal muscle strain
May 16, 2012 Colorado Rockies activated CF Eric Young from the bereavement list.
May 5, 2012 Colorado Rockies placed CF Eric Young on the bereavement list.
July 22, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled 2B Eric Young from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 1, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned Eric Young to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 27, 2011 Colorado Rockies recalled Eric Young from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 16, 2011 Eric Young roster status changed by Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 13, 2011 Colorado Springs Sky Sox placed 2B Eric Young on the temporarily inactive list.
March 27, 2011 Colorado Rockies optioned 2B Eric Young to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 14, 2010 Colorado Rockies recalled Eric Young from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 2, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned Eric Young to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 24, 2010 Eric Young roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
July 19, 2010 sent 2B Eric Young on a rehab assignment to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
July 12, 2010 Colorado Rockies sent LF Eric Young on a rehab assignment to Tulsa Drillers.
May 15, 2010 Colorado Rockies placed LF Eric Young on the 15-day disabled list. stress fracture in his lower right leg
April 25, 2010 Colorado Rockies recalled CF Eric Young from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 30, 2010 Colorado Rockies optioned Eric Young to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
August 25, 2009 Colorado Rockies recalled Eric Young from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
March 16, 2009 Colorado Rockies optioned Eric Young to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

Eric Orlando Young Jr. Bio Info

Eric Orlando the son of former Rockies player Eric Young, who is currently working as the first base coach for the Arizona Diamonbacks...EY attended Chandler Gilbert (AZ) Community College before signing with the Rockies; he signed with Rockies (scout Mike Garlatti) after the club chose him as a draft-and-follow in the 30th round in 2003...he turned down a Villanova football scholarship...signed by Rockies scouts Mark Garlatti and Mike Ericson.


Acquired from the Colorado Rockies on June 18 in exchange for righthanded pitcher Collin McHugh...Hit .251 (94-374) with, 18 doubles, four triples, one home run, 26 RBI and 38 stolen bases in 91 games for the Mets...Hit .242 (40-165) with nine doubles, three triples, one home run, six RBI and eight stolen bases in 57 games before the Rockies designated him for assignment on June 12. Became the second player in franchise history to lead the NL in stolen bases...Finished with a career-best 46 to join Jose Reyes (2005-2007) as Mets stolen base champs. Set career-high totals in most offensive categories: games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, RBI, walks and stolen bases. Joined with his father, Eric Young, Sr., who had six seasons of 40 or more steals, to become the third father/son pair with 40 or more steals in a single season...Maury and Bump Wills and Bobby and Barry Bonds are the other two pairs. Stole 30 bases after the All-Star break, tied for the third most in franchise history...Jose Reyes stole franchise-most 34 in the second half of 2005. Drove in a career-best three on August 29 vs. Philadelphia...Finished with a career-high 32 RBI. Finished with 40 multi-hit games, 29 with the Mets, good for the fourth-most on the team. Had seven outfield assists, a career-best...Entered the year with two total. Made his Mets debut, June 19 at Atlanta...Singled once in four at-bats. Hit in a career high-tying eight straight, June 21-June 29, going 14-35 (.400) over this stretch. Stole a base in five straight games, July 4-8, one shy of the longest streak in Mets history...Vince Coleman had a six-game streak in May 1991 and Jose Reyes had two six-gamers, July 2005 and August 2007. Scored at least once in a career high-tying four consecutive games three times, last on August 31-September 3...Had done it four times previous. Hit a two-run home run (off Luis Mendoza) in the 11th inning to give the Mets a 4-2 win over Kansas City, August 2...It was Young's first career game-ending hit and first home run with the Mets. Stole his 100th base on September 14 vs. Miami in the second game of a doubleheader.

2012 Spent the entire 2012 season on the Major League roster, though he missed the final month and a half of 2012 (8/21- through end of season) with a left intercostal strain. Spent the first four months of the season as a utility outfielder and pinch-hitter...did not have more than 36 at bats in any of the season's first four months (April-July)...saw extended playing time beginning 7/31 due to Michael Cuddyer's injury and hit .420 (29-for-69) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI and 15 runs in his final 19 games prior to the injury. From 7/31-8/19 (last game prior to injury) his 29 hits were the most in the NL during that time span and his 15 runs were T-5th in the NL...tied a career-high with 3 hits five times, all between 7/31-8/14...had 11 multi-hit games from 7/31-8/17. Set career-high with 7 total bases 8/14 vs. MIL, going 3-for-5 with a double, home run and 2 RBI...had all 4 home runs between 7/8-8/15 after not homering in a MLB game since 9/8/09 (481 AB between HR). Led off game 8/8 at LAD with inside-the-park HR...was 13th inside-the-park HR in Rox history...Elias: Young's HR marks only the 5th time in the expansion era that the first batter of a game hit an inside the park HR, and the first time in Rockies history. Hit .245 (13-for-53) with 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 5 walks 12 runs as a pinch-hitter...his 13 pinch-hits were tied for 2nd in the Majors...his first career pinch-hit home run came 7/8 at WAS and gave the Rockies a 4-3 win. 2011 For the third-consecutive season, Young split the season between the Majors with Colorado and in Triple-A with Colorado Springs...Young saw playing time at second base, as well as all three outfield positions with Colorado...Young received his most extended playing time in the Majors to date in 2011, as he set career-high marks in games (77), at-bats (198), runs (34), hits (49), triples (3), extra-base hits (7), RBI (10), walks (26) and stolen bases (27) in 2011...additionally, Young's .342 on-base percentage and .247 batting average are new career-high marks as well...Started 42 games in 2011, including five starts at second base, 30 starts in left, five in center field and two in right field...Young's 27 stolen bases set a new career-high and led all Rockies players...Young's 27 stolen bases are the most for a Rockies player since Dexter Fowler also swiped 27 bases in 2009...Was recalled from Triple-A on two separate occasions in 2011, including on 7/22...was a member of the Rockies active roster from 7/22-end of season...From 7/22-end of season, Young stole 23 of his 27 bases...Young's 23 stolen bases from 7/22-on were the second-most in the NL, trailing only Michael Bourn's 26 steals...Bourn stole his 26 bases in 114 more plate appearances than it took Young to steal his 23 bases...Young was 27-for-31 in stolen base attempts in 2011, good for an 87.1 percent stolen base percentage...his 87.1 SB percentage was the third-highest success rate in the NL, among players with at least 20 attempts...His 10 SB in the month of August were second in the Majors...Young's 27 steals in 2011 allowed him to move into 12th place on the Rockies all-time stolen bases list with 48...the list is topped by Eric Young Sr., who stole 180 bases in his five seasons with the Rockies...Had two 3-hit games in 2011, a 3-for-6 game 5/28 vs. STL and a 3-for-4 game 9/22 at HOU...3 hits tie his career high... Had his first two career 3-stolen base games in 2011, 8/20 vs. LAD and 9/11 vs. CIN...his two 3-steal games were the most in a single game for a Rockies player in 2011, and the most stolen bases in a single game for a Rox player since Dexter Fowler had 5 steals on 4/27/09 vs. SD...Played 58 games for Triple-A Colorado Springs, batting .363 (81-for-223) with 18 doubles, 9 triples, 2 home runs, 28 RBI and 17 steals...played second base (18 games), left field (14) and center field (33) for the Sky Sox 2010 In what was his rookie season of 2010, Eric Young Jr. played in 51 games for the Rockies, and handled the majority of the second base playing time late in the season...Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs for the second consecutive season...was recalled by Colorado for the first time on 4/25 and spent 20 days on the active roster before being placed on the 15- day disabled list with a stress fracture in his right tibia...was later trasferred to the 60-day DL in July before being reinstated and optioned back to Triple-A on 7/31...was again recalled from Colorado Springs on 8/14 and would spend the remainder of the season on the Rockies active roster...Following his recall from Triple-A on 8/14, Young started 35 of the Rockies 47 games for the remainder of 2010, 31 of which at second base and four in left field...Finished the season batting .244 (42-for-172) with five doubles, a triple, no home runs, eight RBI and 17 stolen bases in 51 games...batted .238 (15-for-63) from the right side and .248 (27-for-109) from the left side...Played in a total of 37 games in the Minor in 2010, as he also played four rehab games at Double-A Tulsa...hit .250 (34-for-136) with five doubles, a triple, a home run, nine RBI and 10 steals in the 37 games...Finished second on the club with his 17 stolen bases in 2010, as only Carlos Gonzalez (26 steals) had more...his 17 steals were tied with Ian Desmond of Washington for the second-most of among National League rookies, and only Jose Tabata of Pittsburgh, who had 19 steals, had more steals than Young among NL rookies...though both Desmond and Tabata had at least 441 plate appearances, compared to Young's 189...Young's 17 stolen bases are tied with Quinton McCraken for the second-most by a Rockies rookie in franchise history...he finised 10 steals shy of Dexter Fowler's 27 steals in 2009...Batted .291 (16-for-55) with runners on base, though his average dropped to .226 (7-for-31) with runners in scoring position...Started 42 games as the Rockies leadoff hitter...batted .238 (39-for-164) in the leadoff spot...hit just .222 (26-for-117) with none on base...Saw success in a limited role as a pinch-hitter, as he went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and two walks in seven plate appearances in the pinch...Had a career-high three hits on two separate occasions, 8/20 at ARI and 8/24 vs. ATL...stole a careerhigh two bases on 8/17 at LAD...Had 12 multi-hit games in 2010, with the Rox going 9-3 in those games. 2009 Hit .289 (13-for-45) with one home run and 3 stolen bases for the Rox...made his MLB debut 8/25 vs. LAD, going 1-for-4 as the club's leadoff hitter/center fielder; recorded his first career hit, a single off Clayton Kershaw...appeared in 5 games in August (5-for-19), while Dexter Fowler was on the disabled list and Carlos Gonzalez was sidelined with injury (hand/thumb)...each of his first 4 starts (first 5 games) were at CF, before making his remaining starts at second base...batted from the leadoff spot in all of his starts...was caught stealing in each of his first 2 stolen base attempts, but then went 4-for-6 down the stretch; first multisteal game of career 9/10 vs. CIN featured his first, 2nd career SB's...hit first career HR 9/8 vs. CIN; HR was in his 26th career at-bat; his father didn't record his first MLB HR until his 99th at-bat on 9/18/92 at San Francisco - off Bud Black...with EY Jr.'s home run, he and his dad became the first father-son combintaion to hit home runs in a Rockies uniform...had 4-game hit streak 9/7-10 (.545, 6-for-11, 5 runs scored)...switch-hitter batted .304 vs. lefties and .206 vs. right-handers; hit his only HR off a lefty (Pedro Viola)...Young hit .299 (141-for-472) with 21 doubles, 10 triples, 7 home runs and 43 RBI in 119 games for the Triple-A Sky Sox this season...he led all of Minor League Baseball with 118 runs scored at the time of his recall, after serving as the Sky Sox' primary leadoff the time of his recall, he also ranked 7th in the minors with 58 the minors, he owned a .266 average (38-for-143) vs. lefties and a mark of .313 (103-for-329) against right-handed pitchers...split his time between 2B and CF this year (versatile defender was used almost exclusively as an outfielder in the Arizona Fall League in 2008, while leading the circuit in hitting (.430) and posting a league-best 20 stolen bases for Phoenix)...Young was named to both the Futures Game and the Triple-A All-Star Game in 2009, where he batted leadoff and played second base for Team USA, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run in St. Louis...he was also named the Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year at season's end. 2008 Spent his first season at the Double-A level and hit .290 (117-for-403) with 46 steals...his 46 stolen bases were the 2nd-most on the club, and 3rd-most in the Texas League...was named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star team as a middle infielder...finished 2nd on the club with both his 74 runs scored and his 61 walks...his .391 on-base percentage was the 3rd best mark on the club...the switch-hit- ter batted .272 (25-for-92) off left-handed pitching and .296 (92-for-311) off right-handed pitching...spent the majority of the season as Tulsa's leadoff hitter, still batted .337 (29-for-86) with runners in scoring posi- tion...collected multiple hits in 32 games, including 5 multi-hit efforts in his last 6 game played. 2007 Posted one of his best seasons, setting career highs in nearly every offensive category...batted .291 (157-for-540) with 113 runs scored, 29 doubles, 11 triples, 8 home runs, 63 RBI, and 73 steals...led the California League in triples and stolen bases, while ranking second in the league in runs scored, third in hits, and fifth in games played...his 73 stolen bases were 14 shy of his career high of 87, set in 2006...his stolen bags in '07 ranked as the second-most among all minor league players...was named a Post-Season All-Star...named CAL Player of the Week for July 2-8 after batting .500 (14-for- 28)...compiled season-best 5 hits and 5 runs scored on July 3 at Stockton...was named the Topps CAL Player of the Month for July after batting .358 (44-for-123) with 41 runs scored, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 18 RBI, and 21 steals 2006 Led all of baseball with a career-high 87 stolen bases...had 18 more stolen bags then the next highest player in the minors...went 87-for-118 in stolen base attempts, a Tourists record for steals in one season...led Asheville in games played (128), runs (92), hits (142), walks (67) and tied for first in triples (6)...named to the mid-season All-Star team...voted by Asheville fans as the "Most Valuable Tourist" in 2006. 2005 Ranked second in Pioneer League with 7 triples and fourth with 25 stolen bases...among organizational leaders, ranked third in stolen bases and 10th in batting average...played 56 games at second base, committing 22 errors in 315 total chances (.930)...his 22 miscues paced all Pioneer League second baseman...reached base safely in 23 straight games from July 16-August 12 2004 Made his pro debut at Rookie-level Casper where he was leading the Pioneer League with 14 stolen bases (in 15 attempts) when his season came to an end on July 15...Eric had his jaw broken in three places when he was hit by a pickoff throw while diving back to second base against Great Falls...underwent season-ending surgery on July 19.