Description: Outfielder Chris Young has signed a one-year, $7.25 million deal with the Mets, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Young has three 20-20 seasons on his resume, but none since 2011. He batted .200 with 12 HR and 40 RBI in 2013. Fantasy owners won't like his 93 Ks in 335 at-bats last season.
8/13/2013 11:34:00 AM
Description: Oakland outfielder Chris Young homered on Monday and should get another chance to start Tuesday (Coco Crisp injury) as he's got a favorable matchup against Houston's Jordan Lyles.
Insight: He's batting an ugly .196 this season, but might be worth a flier as he's 5-for-9 (.556) against Lyles.
6/20/2013 10:17:00 AM
Description: Oakland outfielder Chris Young is had a big night on Wednesday, but his Thursday matchup should be avoided. He's hitless in six at-bats with four strikeouts.
Insight: He's batting an ugly .192 this season even after yesterday's two-hit game and this is a bad matchup. Avoid.
6/10/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Oakland outfielder Chris Young is probable for Tuesday's game against the NY Yankees after dealing with flu-like conditions.
Insight: Now if he can just get over his sickly swing as quickly. He's batting an ugly .174 this season and .100 over the past two weeks, which should be enough to convince all fantasy owners to look elsewhere for outfielder help.
6/1/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: Oakland outfielder Chris Young went 3-for-6 Saturday to snap a 0-for-17 slump.
Insight: Young's slide dropped his average from .207 to .180. It's back up to .194 after Saturday's game, but he still shouldn't be owned.
5/27/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Oakland center fielder Chris Young is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) versus Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Young went 6-for-15 in the last series against Houston and now has a favorable matchup making him a viable fantasy option for one day.
5/18/2013 4:29:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Chris Young (quad) has been activated from the DL.
Insight: Young was expected to return before Coco Crisp, but his comeback was delayed by a setback. Josh Reddick is still out, so Young will serve as the starter in right field.
5/14/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Chris Young will be back with the team Wednesday but likely won't be activated until Friday, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Insight: Young has been on the DL with a quad injury. With Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick both also on the disabled list, Young will return to a starting spot in the lineup.
5/13/2013 8:32:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Chris Young was expected to be activated from the DL Wednesday against Texas but now that doesn't appear likely. SOURCE: Jane Lee, MLB.com
Insight: He's still dealing with some soreness in his left quad. Yoenis Cespedes (.206, 6 HR, 18 RBI) will get the start in center Monday in the series opener.
5/10/2013 9:08:00 PM
Description: A's outfielder Chris Young (quad) is expected to go on a rehab assignment at some point over the next three days, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: With Coco Crisp (hamstring) also on the DL, Young's injury prevented him from being the everyday center fielder. He's likely to return ahead of Crisp, but Crisp won't be too far behind.
5/4/2013 4:26:00 PM
Description: The Athletics have placed Chris Young on the DL with a strained left quad.
Insight: The injury has come at an inopportune time for Young since center fielder Coco Crisp (hamstring) is also on the DL. Young is hiting .172 with four homers, 15 RBI, 12 runs and five steals in 87 at-bats this season.
4/30/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: A's right fielder Chris Young is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the LA Angels with a strained right quad.
Insight: Young (.172, 4 HR, 15 RBI) would be the obvious replacement should Coco Crisp's injury force him to the sidelines. If both Young and Crisp are sidelined, Seth Smith will likely be the third outfielder with Josh Reddick and Yoenis Cespedes.
4/24/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: A's right fielder Chris Young swatted a pair of homers Wednesday in a loss to Boston.
Insight: Young (.174, 4 HR, 14 RBI) wasn't expected to have a starting job this season but an injury to Yoenis Cespedes has allowed him to see regular at bats. He had been in an 0-for-14 drought prior to Wednesday's series finale.
4/17/2013 9:29:00 AM
Description: Oakland outfielder Chris Young isn't likely to be in Wednesday's A's lineup as he's hitless in eight at-bats against Houston starter Bud Norris with three strikeouts.
Insight: With Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp sidelined, Young has been playing every game, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's been an asset to fantasy owners - .188 batting average. Avoid.
4/14/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Oakland outfielder Chris Young shouldn't be your first choice in fantasy Sunday against the Tigers. He's only managed one hit in 10 career meetings with Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: With Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp both injured, Young should see plenty of action over the next few weeks. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be an asset to fantasy owners (.194 AVG in 36 at bats this season).
4/2/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young says manager Bob Melvin told him he'll get his first start with the team Wednesday, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Insight: Young wasn't in the starting lineup Monday or Tuesday. The Athletics have three everyday outfielders in Yoenis Cespedes (LF), Coco Crisp (CF) and Josh Reddick (RF), so it could be difficult for Young to accrue the necessary at-bats to be a reliable fantasy option.
2/26/2013 4:08:00 PM
Description: Oakland Athletics outfielder Chris Young is dealing with a quad injury and will miss Tuesday's action.
Insight: Young only managed 325 at-bats last season due to injuries, so it's not good that he'a already nicked up. He hit 14 HR with 41 RBI while batting .231 last season for Arizona. In the spacious Oakland ballpark things could get tougher for the outfielder who has never posted an .800 OPS in his seven-year career.
10/20/2012 6:09:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have traded outfielder Chris Young to the Oakland Athletics for Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera, the latter of which was traded to the Miami Marlins for reliever Heath Bell.
Insight: Perhaps a change of scenery will help Young but we aren't optimistic. Chase Field is one of the best offensive parks in baseball while the O.co Coliseum heavily favors pitchers.
9/7/2012 9:25:00 PM
Description: Arizona outfielder Chris Young is still struggling with an injured quadriceps and will miss Friday's tilt against San Diego.
Insight: Young has been out of the lineup since Monday. Adam Eaton (.364, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will take Young's place in center field Friday versus the Padres.
8/30/2012 1:57:00 PM
Description: Thursday is not the day to start Diamondbacks outfielder Chris Young. He's hitting a dismal .192 in 26 at bats versus Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Young, who is now homerless in his last 10 games, has been a disappointment this year, hitting just .223 with 36 RBI in 296 at bats.
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