Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
5 months ago

Young was assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

The speedy Young put together an impressive spring training, slashing .286/.350/.371 in 40 plate appearances in Cactus League play while going a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen-base attempts. Nonetheless, it appears management liked what they saw from Keon Broxton and Kirk Nieuwenhuis a little more, forcing Young, a non-roster invitee, to bide his time in the minors until an opportunity with the big club opens up.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
8 months ago

Young signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday that includes an invite to spring training, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young spent the 2015 campaign with the Braves and Mets, compiling a .153 batting average with 18 strikeouts across 85 at-bats, but he did manage to steal six bases. He'll compete for an outfield spot in spring training, but there are no guarantees that the speedy Young makes the opening day roster given Milwaukee's already crowded outfield.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
10 months ago

Young elected free agency Friday, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young had a rough campaign in the majors in 2015, slashing just .169/.229/.273 with the Braves before going 0-for-8 following a late season trade to the Mets. The 30-year-old didn't fare much better in 75 games at the Triple-A level, hitting just .249 there, but he should get the chance to compete for an Opening Day roster spot in spring training wherever he lands.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
12 months ago

Young was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Young was acquired from the Braves just over a week ago and was initially assigned to Las Vegas. With rosters expanding, he'll join the major league club, but he's unlikely to see regular playing time. Young's primary value probably comes as a pinch runner and occasional pinch hitter.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
1 year ago

Young has cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinett on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Young struggled mightily in his time with the Braves, batting just .169/.229/.273 with no home runs and five RBI in 35 games. Barring an injury or two in the outfield, Young's role moving forward likely becomes organizational depth in the outfield.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
1 year ago

Young was designated for assignment by the Braves on Friday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Young lost a starting gig with the Braves due to his poor production at the plate (.169/.229/.273 batting line over 35 games), and now has lost his 25-man roster spot with the club. If he goes through waivers unclaimed, it's possible he'll accept an assignment to the minors and hope for another shot.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
1 year ago

Young is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Tuesday's absence from the starting lineup marks Young's fourth straight, as it seems manager Fredi Gonzalez is now favoring Cameron Maybin as his regular center fielder. While Maybin is striking out a nearly a 26 percent clip through 58 plate appearances, his .792 OPS is nearly 270 points higher than Young's mark of .524.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
1 year ago

Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Young started three games in a row in center field last week, but he'll be back on the bench for a second straight contest in favor of Cameron Maybin. With a .169 batting average and a horrid .239 on-base percentage, Young has failed to consistently showcase his game-changing speed on the bases due to his season-long struggles at the plate. Maybin's similarly slow start is one of the major reasons Young continues to see usage, as manager Fredi Gonzalez is desperately hoping one of the two players will run into a hot streak and take the reins of the starting job for good.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
1 year ago

Young isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Reds, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Young will receive the day off Saturday in favor of Cameron Maybin in center field. He continues to receive the majority of the starts in center, but neither Young nor Maybin has been impressive at the plate this season.

Eric Young Jr.
LF/CF/DH NYM
1 year ago

Young is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

Young started each of the last six games, but he tallied just four hits over that span, so manager Fredi Gonzalez decided to hold him out Tuesday. Cameron Maybin will get the start in center field in Young's place.