Chris Young LF BOS 2 days ago
Young went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a walk during Saturday's loss to Baltimore.
The veteran outfielder is sporting a .245/.344/.283 slash line and projects to see a decline in playing time with Jackie Bradley Jr. back from a knee injury. Still, Young has an impressive track record against southpaws with a .405 wOBA over 273 plate appearances dating back to the 2015 season. He should be on your DFS radar when Boston faces a lefty.
Chris Young LF BOS 3 days ago
Young is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
With Jackie Bradley (knee) returning from the disabled list, Young is expected to return to a platoon role in the Boston outfield, with most of his opportunities coming against left-handed pitching. Young is just 1-for-10 so far this season against lefties, but he hit .329/.410/.589 against southpaws in 2016 (compared to .246/.319/.446 against right-handed pitching).
Chris Young LF BOS 5 days ago
Young is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Young's absence Thursday will break a streak of six straight starts in left field, over which he's gone 4-for-22 at the plate without an extra-base hit. Brock Holt will get the call in left for the series finale.
Chris Young LF BOS 1 week ago
Young went 1-for-2 with a walk in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rays.
Young's seventh-inning at-bat in which he came back from down 0-2 to draw a walk set the stage for Sandy Leon's game-deciding RBI. Young will play most days while Jackie Bradley (knee) is out of the lineup, but that window is closing this week. Bradley, who is eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, is set to begin a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday and should join the Red Sox in Toronto later this week.
Chris Young LF BOS 2 weeks ago
Young will draw the start at designated hitter and bat in the cleanup spot Sunday against the Tigers, Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox will get Mookie Betts (illness) back in the lineup following a week-long absence, but Hanley Ramirez (illness), Jackie Bradley (knee) and Xander Bogaerts (bereavement) remain unavailable, allowing Young to stick in the lineup for the fourth straight game. Though Young has recorded just two hits in 12 at-bats this season, all but three of his plate appearances have come against right-handers, who have gotten the better of him throughout his career. He'll have a much more favorable assignment against Tigers lefty Daniel Norris on Sunday, and his presence in the heart of the lineup could make him an attractive DFS option. Over his career, the 33-year-old has slashed .266/.364/.480 against southpaws.
Chris Young LF BOS 3 weeks ago
Young is hitting fifth and playing right field Friday against the Tigers, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.
Mookie Betts (illness) remains out, so Young gets a chance at a good spot in the Red Sox order. Friday may be a good opportunity to use him in daily fantasy games for a sneaky chance at profit.
Chris Young LF BOS 3 weeks ago
Young will start in right field and bat sixth in the order Wednesday against the Pirates, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
Young has beat up on left-handed pitching throughout his career, but he'll get a rare start against a right-handed hurler in the Pirates' Jameson Taillon with the Red Sox down Mookie Betts and Brock Holt to cases of the flu. Though he'll occupy some prime real estate in a star-powered Red Sox lineup, Young owns a career .225/.294/.413 line against right-handers, so he may not be an appealing option as part of a stack in DFS contests.
Chris Young LF BOS 2 months ago
Young went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.
Young got the start in left field and homered off left-hander Wade LeBlanc. His ability to hit lefties -- Young had a .999 OPS against south paws in 2016 -- is the reason Boston signed him two offseasons ago. With Andrew Benintendi around for a full season and expected to start against pitchers of either hand, there will be fewer opportunities for Young in the field in 2017. Most of his playing time will come as a designated hitter when Boston is facing a left-hander.
Chris Young LF BOS 3 months ago
Young should get regular at-bats as Boston's designated hitter against left-handed starters in 2017.
Young was signed to a two-year deal prior to last season with the intention of starting him in the outfield against left-handed starters. And he pretty much did that and more when he was healthy. He'll serve as the team's fourth outfielder, but manager John Farrell will not want to sit Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley or Mookie Betts against pitchers of any hand. That leaves designated hitter as the likely landing spot for Young. He'll be part of a first-base/DH platoon with Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland.
Chris Young LF BOS 7 months ago
Young went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a homer, and three runs scored Monday against the Orioles. He was also caught stealing.
After the Red Sox chased Baltimore starter Wade Miley from the game after just 1.1 innings, Young took reliever Vance Worley for a double and a home run. He later added his third extra-base hit against Brian Duensing, capping an outstanding day at the plate. Young has a solid .290 batting average over 169 at-bats on the year, with a nice .550 slugging percentage to go along with it.