Eric Young Jr.
LF,CF - FA
The Orioles have signed outfielder Eric Young Jr. to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Spring Training.
Young, 33, hit .202/.248/.303 in 41 games with the Angels last season. He still has some speed and can play all over the outfield. He doesn’t offer much else but could have some fantasy value if he find a his way to regular playing time.
Eric Young Jr. went 1-for-3 with a RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.
He's come back down to earth in recent outings, but still managing to prodcue and is seeing almost daily playing time. This will change when the Halos get healthy, but EYJ is a considerable low-cost option in DFP for now, those in deeper leagues can stream him in hope for cheap steals and a solid batting average.
Eric Young Jr. was scheduled a day of rest before getting the call to pinch hit, he managed to convert this lone attempt.
Young has been a sight for sore eyes to the Halos and friends. After resting for most of the night, Young was called to the plate and managed to come through. This is just a drop in the bucket of success that EYJ calls June, as he is slashing .294/.400/.451 on the month.
Eric Young Jr. went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk-off RBI single in Tuesday’s extra inning victory over the Yankees.
Young has over-produced since his most recent call to the big leagues, batting .314 with three homers, nine RBIs, 13 runs and five steals in 15 games. Despite the fantasy surge in value, he has also came through in clutch moments for the ball club. The 32-year-old is proving he still has plenty of tread left on the tires, but has displayed streaky-nature in the past. It’s best to not over-value his production and by no means are we telling you trim fat to pick him up, but if you like riding the hot bat he certainly has one.
Eric Young Jr. went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs, and a stolen base during Sunday's win in Houston.
While fans probably didn't expect Young the be their knight in shining armor, they will take the production with open arms in the absence of their two-time MVP. He is 6-for-16 in his last four starts and while he likely won't carry any fantasy teams into the playoffs, he may be a viable streaming option.