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Chris Young
Birthdate: 9/5/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/190     Position: OF
Drafted: 2001 June Amateur Draft - Round: 16, Pick: 27, Overall: 493, Team: Chicago White Sox
Contract: $13M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Young went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. (3/5/2017)
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Profile: Something about Chris Young makes it very easy to root for him, which made the 2016 season a lot of fun, as it was shaping up to be one of his best in a long time. Then he pulled a leg muscle and missed a couple of months, but overall there was still a lot to like about his season. He was 25% more productive than the league-adjusted average with a 125 wRC+, which was a career best, and he also set career bests in isolated power, wOBA and all three of his triple-slash stats. And he was an absolute beast against lefties. Of the 393 players who tallied at least 80 plate appearances against lefties in 2016, Young's 163 wRC+ against them ranked ninth overall. Ninth! The list of players who finished ahead of him included Paul Goldschmidt, Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton. So, yeah, Young can still mash, and in an outfield that carries two left-handed starters in Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi, he'll still get opportunities. But given the phenom-inity of those two players, his chances may be fewer and further between than he was initially hoping when he signed in Boston. Nevertheless, when he plays, he'll still make a positive impact, and that's all you can hope for in a part-time player.

The Quick Opinion: Chris Young is still doing what he does, tearing up lefties, and contributing both on the bases and in the clubhouse. With Andrew Benintendi's emergence in Boston, he may not see the playing time he once did, so his utility on your team may be limited, but if you play in a league where you can set platoons, he's still a good bet as your fourth outfielder.

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