Eric Young OF NYM 1 Day

Eric Young went 1-for-4 while stealing two more bases in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Young has been a thief on the basepaths to start the year, as he's now got nine steals without being caught. That mark is good for second in the National League. He also scored his league-leading 12th run in the game. There's no reason he shouldn't be in an everyday fantasy player right now.

Eric Young OF NYM 2 Days

Eric Young Jr. finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-0 blowout win over the Diamondbacks.

Young has now reached safely in 11 straight games. He provides zero power -- he's collected two doubles, one triple, and zero homers thus far -- but wreaks havoc on the basepaths when he gets on. Young is currently second in the NL with seven steals, and he's fifth in the league with 11 runs scored. Monitor his playing time closely once Chris Young returns.

Eric Young OF NYM 7 Days

Eric Young Jr. scored four of the Mets' six runs Thursday after going 3-for-5 with a triple and three steals in the win over the Braves.

This is why the Mets are playing Young; they picture him wreaking havoc in the leadoff spot and having games like this on a regular basis. Of course, going into tonight, he was hitting .154 with one run scored in seven games. Last year, he had a .310 OBP in 539 at-bats for the Rockies and Mets. Young will certainly have some fantasy value for as long as he's a primary starter for the Mets. However, it'd be for the best if he sits more often than not once Chris Young returns.

Eric Young OF NYM 18 Days

Eric Young Jr. is batting leadoff in the Mets' Opening Day lineup Monday against the Nationals.

EY Jr. at leadoff will probably be a frequent look all season, but the Mets carried young center fielder Juan Lagares north with them after camp and will want him to get at least semi-regular playing time. Young's fantasy value is limited right now in weekly leagues.

Eric Young OF NYM 21 Days

Eric Young Jr. singled in three of his four at-bats Thursday against the Nationals.

Young hit leadoff today in what could have been the Mets' Opening Day lineup. Still, it doesn't sound like the team has any intention of demoting Juan Lagares, so Young won't be a full-time player. That will probably prevent him from being worth playing in shallow mixed leagues.

Eric Young OF NYM 25 Days

Eric Young Jr. went 0-for-3 with a strikeout as the Mets' leadoff hitter Sunday.

It's not looking good for Young, even though he was the favorite to open the season as the Mets' left fielder and leadoff hitter. He's batting just .237, and while his .326 OBP isn't bad, he's scored a modest four runs in 13 games. Juan Lagares has outplayed him, as has leadoff alternative Chris Young, so E.Y. should be a fourth outfielder initially.

Eric Young OF NYM 1 Month

Eric Young Jr. went 0-for-4 on Tuesday, dropping his spring average to .241.

All indications were that Terry Collins wanted Young to beat out Juan Lagares for a starting job this spring, mostly because he'd be the better leadoff option. Unfortunately for him -- but very fortunate for the Mets -- Lagares is outhitting Young and playing his usual stellar defense. He went 2-for-4 from the ninth spot in the order today, raising his average to .306. If this keeps up, Young will probably be the Mets' fourth outfielder and Chris Young could lead off.

Eric Young OF NYM 1 Month

Eric Young Jr. went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored against the Cubs on Saturday.

Young also walked and drove in a run. The speedster may split time in the Mets outfield with Juan Lagares, but when he plays he'll be at the top of a decent Mets lineup. Young is batting .304 while Lagares is hitting .321 this spring.

Eric Young OF NYM 2 Months

Eric Young Jr. (side) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.

Young had been nursing some tightness in his side, but it was never a major concern and he should have no trouble preparing himself for Opening Day. The 28-year-old outfielder finished with 46 stolen bases in 2013 and will likely bat leadoff this summer for the Mets.

Eric Young OF NYM 2 Months

Eric Young Jr. (side) hit off a tee Thursday.

The workout went well, but the Mets probably won't let Young play in a Grapefruit League game until next week as a precautionary measure. The 28-year-old speedster is expected to lead off for New York this season. He stole a league-leading 46 bases in 2013.