Latest Update Mets have released Chris Young Fri Aug, 15, 10:37 PM
Is an incredible athlete with an impressive combination of speed and power. Consistently cranks out doubles when he's on his game. Has a lot of range in the outfield and can play all three positions.
Flaws: : Strikes out far too much and has some major holes in his swing (contributing to low batting averages). Doesn't get on base enough to make great use of his speed. Needs work on his consistency. Struggles against righties.
After being designated for assignment last week, the Mets have officially released Young, who was hitting .205 with eight home runs and 28 RBI through 245 at-bats.Although he has been able to provide his team's with both power and speed over the years, he has been far too inconsistent the last few seasons to be a fantasy option. Analyst: Matthew Beck
In no uncertain terms, Young has been terrible for the Mets this season. He slashed .205/.283/.346 with just eight home runs over 254 at-bats and showed no signs of improvement coming. He's done like dinner. The Mets will put him on waivers now and if no one claims him, he will be assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Strong chance he refuses that assignment, but then really...where doe he go from there?Analyst: Howard Bender
Young doubled for the fourth consecutive at-bat, spanning two games, to give him 12 on the year. As cute as that is, this acclaimed sleeper, by many who must not of watched this guy play over the past few years, is not enough to warrant owning the .207 hitter who has just eight home runs on the year.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Young said he first felt his calf cramp up when he left the batter's box running out a ground out at the end of the eighth inning. He added that he is hopeful he will be able to play on Tuesday, but fantasy owners should be encouraging he and his .202 season average to take off as much time as they need as it would benefit them to see Eric Young Jr. get more regular playing time, which could occur if Young were to miss any amount of time, but for now he is listed as day-to-day with an outside chance he plays Tuesday.Analyst: Michael Pichan