Showing posts with label Chris Young. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Young. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Plawecki, Tejada, C. Young, Granderson


Mets News and Notes:

Plawecki has Vertigo:
Catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, who has been out of the starting lineup at Triple-A Las Vegas since Thursday, has been diagnosed with a mild case of vertigo, assistant GM John Ricco said.

Plawecki, 23, is hitting .234 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 15 games since a promotion from Double-A Binghamton. He hit .326 with six homers and 43 RBIs in 224 at-bats to begin the season with the B-Mets.

Plawecki has experienced dizziness. Ricco suggested the issue typically resolves itself and there was no incident that precipitated it.

Tejada's Hand Swollen, No X-Rays:
Ruben Tejada did not require an X-ray on his swollen left hand after being struck with a fifth-inning pitch from Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday, the shortstop said.

Tejada finished the game.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mets Rumors: Mets to shop Deadweight at the deadline...Colon, Young(s) could be shopped


Mets Rumors:


With 17 days till the MLB Trading Deadline, the New York Mets have come to the assumption that they will shop RHP Bartolo Colon for either a upgrade at Shortstop or a Power Hitting Left fielder to play alongside Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson.

This does not come as a shock because Colon is owed $3.75MM remaining this season and $11MM in 2015 and with the Surplus of Pitchers the Mets have on the rise, they could easily have enough to fill the rotation the rest of the year and beyond.

The Mets will have Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and  Daisuke Matsuzaka to Fill the 2014 Rotation and in 2015 they will hopefully have a healthy Matt Harvey and prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero to at least compete for a spot.

The Mets are also believed to be shopping Outfielders Chris Young and Eric Young Jr. and possibly Bobby Abreu to clear outfield roster space as well. Neither Young is enjoying a particularly strong season, though Young Jr. will be more attractive to other teams due to his speed (25-for-28 in steals) and two remaining years of team control, whereas Chris Young is owed over $3MM for the rest of the year.

The Mets have logical targets in the Cubs, D'Backs who might be in the sellar state of mind. The Cubs have a overabundance at shortstops in their organization with the addition of Addison Russell from the A's. They have Starlin Castro in the Majors and Javier Baez ready in Triple-A. According to reports, Baez might be more attainable in trade than Castro. The cost cutting Mets might not like what is owed to Castro on his contract $44 Million.

Javier Baez is a shortstop with some pop. He currently has a .240 with 14 HRs and 55 RBI's in the Minors.
He also is a base stealing threat with 15 stolen bases in 21 attempts. In 2013,  Baez hit 37 HRs between Single-A and Double-A.

Baez's Minor League Stats:
Year Age Lev Aff AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG
2011 18 Rk-A- CHC 18 2 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 .278 .278 .389
2011 18 Rk CHC 12 2 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500
2011 18 A- CHC 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167
2012 19 A-A+ CHC 293 50 86 13 6 16 46 24 5 14 69 .294 .346 .543
2012 19 A CHC 213 41 71 10 5 12 33 20 3 9 48 .333 .383 .596
2012 19 A+ CHC 80 9 15 3 1 4 13 4 2 5 21 .188 .244 .400
2013 20 A+-AA CHC 517 98 146 34 4 37 111 20 4 40 147 .282 .341 .578
2013 20 A+ CHC 299 59 82 19 4 17 57 12 2 21 78 .274 .338 .535
2013 20 AA CHC 218 39 64 15 0 20 54 8 2 19 69 .294 .346 .638
2014 21 AAA CHC 312 47 75 19 2 14 55 15 6 28 110 .240 .305 .449
4 Seasons 1140 197 312 68 12 67 213 61 15 82 330 .274 .331 .531
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/14/2014.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mets Stat of the Day: Chris Young Win/Loss


Mets Stat of the Day: Chris Young Win/Loss:

From  : Ju'Queveland "A'ight" Morris 

The Mets are 28-41 when Chris Young plays. The Mets are 14-8 when he does not. In the last week Chris Young has had a total of 5 PAs. The Mets are 5-1 in that stretch. Coincidence? ;)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mets Rumors: Chris Young's "Days are Numbered"


Mets Rumors:


According to ESPN NY, A team insider acknowledged Chris Young's "days are numbered" with the organization, which is prepared to eat the remainder of this year's $7.25 million salary. The internal debate at this point centers on whether to pull the trigger this week, and it's definitely being seriously weighed.

Juan Lagares' rehab tour has shifted to Double-A Binghamton, and the Mets are eyeing Thursday for the center fielder's activation from the disabled list.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to stay with the Mets. Through two tours with the Mets this season, the lefty-hitting Nieuwenhuis is hitting .292 with a homer and six RBIs in 24 at-bats, including some clutch production.

After last year's flop with Oakland (.200, 12 HR, 40 RBIs), Young nonetheless received the lucrative one-year deal from the Mets on Nov. 26. He is hitting .201 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 179 at-bats this season. He also has been underwhelming on the occasions the Mets have used him in center field.

Assuming Collins starts Young against left-handers Scott Kazmir and Brad Mills during the two-game midweek Oakland Athletics series, that may be the ex-Diamondback's last chance to save his job.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee will be with Mets on Thursday, Lagares hitting BP, Trading Chris Young, Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker


Mets News and Notes:


Gee will be with Mets on Thursday
Dillon Gee is due to be at Marlins Park on Thursday for a bullpen session with Mets staff before the team's series opener against the Miami Marlins.

Gee threw off a mound on Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.

That mound session Thursday should be the final step before Gee is cleared to face batters.

Lagares hitting BP
Meanwhile, Juan Lagares faced John Lannan in batting practice on Monday in Port St. Lucie. That signaled to Terry Collins that Lagares is nearing the beginning of a rehab assignment.

Lagares has been on the DL since June 2 with a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.

Trading Chris Young
In an ideal world, the Mets would be able to trade Chris Young before the July 31 deadline -- or even before Aug. 31, since his $7.25 million contract should easily pass through waivers. But even a team insider acknowledged having a market for him is a long-shot given his current production, even if the Mets picked up the remaining salary.

In the series opener at Busch Stadium, C.Y. was out of the lineup for a second straight day since striking out four times Saturday. He is hitting .196 with four homers in 163 at-bats.

Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker
The Mets demoted Andrew Brown to clear the roster spot for the return of E.Y. Jr. from the disabled list. Terry Collins indicated a primary factor in selecting Brown over Matt den Dekker is den Dekker's ability to play center field.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Lagares Update - Granderson Return? - More Recker - Seinfeld Night - Colon Back - Young Return


Mets News and Notes:


Juan Lagares, who underwent an MRI on Tuesday for his pulled right hamstring, believes the injury is not severe.

Lagares told the Star-Ledger that team trainers, briefed on the MRI results, believe it is only a one to two week injury.

Lagares is on the 15-day DL, so he will not be eligible to return until April 30. He departed Monday's game in the seventh inning.
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After Anthony Recker homered and doubled in the Mets’ 5-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Terry Collins suggested he likely would begin giving the backup catcher more playing time.

Recker lifted his average to .286 (4-for-14) with two walks. He has homered in two of his three starts behind the plate.

Meanwhile, Travis d’Arnaud is hitting .154 (6-for-39) with one homer and two RBIs.
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Curtis Granderson literally offered a thumbs up in the clubhouse when asked how his first action since being forced from Monday's game went.

Granderson, pinch-hitting for Dillon Gee in the eighth, grounded out to second base in the Mets' eventual 5-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

He had departed Monday's game in the sixth inning with bruises to his left wrist, ribs and knee after colliding with the outfield wall earlier in that game.

Terry Collins expects Granderson will return to the starting lineup Friday, when the Mets open a series at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mets News: Chris Young gets AB's in minor league action


Mets News:


Outfielder Chris Young, who was put on the disabled list with a strained quad participated in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie. He went 2 for 2 with 2 walks and a sac fly.

Young, if all goes right and has no setbacks should make his way to Vegas-AAA by this weekend.

Young is eligible to return from the DL next Friday, when the Mets open a 10-game homestand with a series against the Atlanta Braves.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mets News: Mets place OF Chris Young on DL, Flores staying up till Niese Activation


Mets News:


The Mets have placed OF Chris Young on the 15 day DL. Wilmer Flores is expected to stay up until Jon Niese is available to come off the DL on Sunday. Andrew Brown is expected to stay on the roster, who is filling Niese's spot.

Young, who missed the Mets' opening day game because of a right quadriceps strain, couldn't make it through the first inning of Game 2 and was replaced by Andrew Brown.

Young, a free-agent signing last winter, suffered the injury over the weekend in the final spring training games in Montreal.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Pregame Notes: Chris Young, Farnsworth, Reid, Parnell


Pregame Notes: Chris Young, Farnsworth, Reid, Parnell

Outfielder Chris Young, who missed the opening day game with a right quadriceps strain, is expected to return to the Mets lineup Wednesday night against the Nationals.

The Mets made room for Kyle Farnsworth on the 40-man roster by outrighting right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid to Triple-A Las Vegas. Farnsworth was added to the roster to take the place of Bobby Parnell, who officially went on the disabled list Wednesday.

The Mets acquired Reid from the Pirates in a December waiver claim.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Mejia OK, Ike get Starts, Chris Young down, Murphy in Labor


Mets News and Notes:


Jenrry Mejia was examined by a team doctor and also threw a baseball Sunday and was deemed healthy, Terry Collins said.

The manager added that Mejia is all set to face the Cincinnati Reds on Friday at Citi Field.

Mejia had been struck with a line drive in the right forearm Friday in Montreal. X-rays there were negative, and he was diagnosed with inflammation.
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Your Opening Day starter at first base for the Mets? It's Ike Davis.

Terry Collins said he selected Davis because of his favorable career numbers against Stephen Strasburg (.364, two homers in 11 at-bats).

Still, Collins said all three first basemen will play.

Josh Satin will start Game 2 against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And Collins sounded like Duda would start Game 3.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Mets News: New Met Chris Young thinks 2014 Mets Outfield can be one of the Best


Mets News:


The Mets outfield is crowded with many guys that can play centerfield...

Terry Collins has not made any clues about who will get that role or what the composition of the outfield will be. Chris Young and Curtis Granderson are assured of everyday roles but Eric Young Jr. and Juan Lagares are battling for the third starting job.

"I don’t know where everybody is going to be," Collins said. "Again, there’s a lot of things happening between now and April 1st. I told Curtis the one thing you gotta do is get used to right field a little bit…We got four guys right now that can go catch it."

However it plays out, Young is confident the Mets' outfield can be among the best.

"I think we can be one of the best in baseball in the outfield," he said. "You’re talking about guys with a lot of experience out there, a lot of speed, guys with good arms."

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mets News: Mets Sign OF Chris Young


Mets News:


Outfielder Chris Young has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Mets that is worth $7.25 million.

Young's physical is scheduled for next week, so there will be no formal announcement today.

The 30-year-old outfielder spent seven seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks before going to the Oakland Athletics in a three-team trade last offsesason that involved Heath Bell and Cliff Pennington.

Young hit .200 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs in 335 at-bats last season with Oakland. He had a career-high 32 homers in his first full major league season, in 2007 with Arizona.

He has appeared in 905 games in center field, 26 games in right field and 24 games in left field in his major league career.

Young's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP
2006 22 ARI 30 70 10 17 4 0 2 10 2 1 6 12 .243 .308
2007 23 ARI 148 569 85 135 29 3 32 68 27 6 43 141 .237 .295
2008 24 ARI 160 625 85 155 42 7 22 85 14 5 62 165 .248 .315
2009 25 ARI 134 433 54 92 28 4 15 42 11 4 59 133 .212 .311
2010 26 ARI 156 584 94 150 33 0 27 91 28 7 74 145 .257 .341
2011 27 ARI 156 567 89 134 38 3 20 71 22 9 80 139 .236 .331
2012 28 ARI 101 325 36 75 24 0 14 41 8 3 36 79 .231 .311
2013 29 OAK 107 335 46 67 18 3 12 40 10 3 36 93 .200 .280
8 Yrs 992 3508 499 825 216 20 144 448 122 38 396 907 .235 .315
162 Game Avg. 162 573 81 135 35 3 24 73 20 6 65 148 .235 .315
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/22/2013.
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