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Jun 23, 2024 2 0 0 0 2
Jun 22, 2024 2 1 0 0 2
Jun 21, 2024 3 3 0 0 7.5
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Jacob Young played in 33 games down the stretch after making his MLB debut for the Nationals in late August, and he had a .252/.322/.336 slash line with no homers, 13 steals, 12 RBI and nine runs in 121 plate appearances. It was a solid showing for the 2021 seventh-round pick, especially since he entered the season having never played above Single-A. He split most of the minor-league campaign between the High-A and Double-A levels, and overall he hit .305 with six home runs and 39 steals in 112 contests. The speed and contact skills (18.2 percent strikeout rate) were apparent in his first taste of the majors, as was his limited power. Young will likely need a strong showing during spring training to have a chance of making Washington's Opening Day roster in 2024, and even then he could still begin the campaign at Triple-A Rochester given he basically skipped the affiliate last year.

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2024 1452.2 35 1 17 11 17 .273
2023 832.5 9 12 10 13 .252
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Doubles twice, scores three runs

    Young went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored in Friday's victory against Colorado. Young doubled and scored in both the third and sixth innings while also crossing home in the fourth. He's been very all-or-nothing this month; Young has four multi-hit performances in 17 games but has totaled just three hits in the other 13 games combined. This inconsistent run has lowered his season slash line to .263/.319/.328 with 11 extra-base hits and 17 steals through 64 games.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Launches first homer

    Young went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win against Miami. Young launched the first home run of his career, a fifth-inning blast off Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo. Even with minimal power, the 24-year-old has carved out an everyday role due to his high average and ability to steal bases. Young has played in 60 games on the season, batting .265 with one home run, 17 RBI, 31 runs scored and 17 stolen bases in 21 attempts.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: On base four times in return

    Young went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Mets. The center fielder had missed the prior two games due to swelling in his throwing hand, but Young was the Nationals' most effective offensive weapon in his return, collecting half of the team's six hits on the night. The 24-year-old offers basically no power -- his last extra-base hit was a double on May 19 -- but through 49 games this season he's batting .282 with 17 steals, 25 runs and 16 RBI.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Returns to Washington lineup

    Young (hand) will start in center field and bat ninth in Tuesday's game versus the Mets. Young missed two starts with swelling in his right hand but is feeling well enough to give it a go Tuesday against left-hander David Peterson and the Mets. The speedy Young is tied for fourth in baseball this season with 17 stolen bases.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Held out of lineup again

    Young (hand) remains out of the lineup for Monday's contest versus the Mets. Young exited Saturday's game against the Guardians with swelling in his right hand and has now been out of the lineup for two straight tilts. He attempted to do some hitting Monday but was still sore, per Spencer Nusbaum of The Washington Post. Lane Thomas will again slide over from right field to cover center field while Young rests up.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Young (hand) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.comreports. Young exited Saturday's contest with swelling in his right (throwing) hand and will miss at least one game. Lane Thomas will shift to center field while Jesse Winker and Eddie Rosario start in the corner outfield Sunday.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Has hand swelling

    Young is day-to-day with swelling in his throwing hand, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports Saturday. The swelling occurred during early portions of Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Guardians and Young opted to report it to a team trainer during a pitching change in the sixth inning, resulting in his removal from the game. His status for Sunday's game remains up in the air and won't be known until closer to first pitch.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Exits with trainer

    Young was removed from Saturday's game against the Guardians with an undisclosed injury, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. A trainer tended to Young while the Nationals made a pitching change in the bottom of the sixth inning before walking Young off the field. Eddie Rosario will fill center field while Joey Gallo enters the game in left. It's unclear exactly what type of injury Young is dealing with, but we should learn more later Saturday.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Steals 17th bag

    Young went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over Atlanta. The 24-year-old center fielder has heated up again, batting .345 (10-for-29) over the last 10 games. Young remains limited as a fantasy asset -- he has yet to hit a homer this year and has a 4.5 percent walk rate -- but he tends to take full advantage when he does get on base. He's slashing .279/.338/.329 through 46 big-league games with 17 steals in 20 attempts, plus 14 RBI and 25 runs.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Collects three hits, stolen base

    Young went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and one RBI in Monday's 8-4 victory over Atlanta. Young hit three singles and added his 12th RBI of the season in the sixth inning. Most importantly to fantasy owners, the Washington center fielder swiped his 16th base, moving him into a tie for fourth place in the majors. Overall, Young sports a .275/.329/.328 slash line in 146 plate appearances with 23 runs scored. He should continue to play full time despite Lane Thomas (knee) returning Monday, as the Nationals designated Victor Robles for assignment to open a roster spot for Thomas.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Resting Sunday

    Young is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Seattle, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Young will get a break after starting the last seven games at center field while going 6-for-23 with three RBI. With Young and Jesse Winker (quadricep) on the bench, Ildemaro Vargas, Victor Robles and Eddie Rosario will form the Washington outfield from left to right.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Nabs 15th steal

    Young went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Twins. The 24-year-old center fielder's ability to flip the lineup over from the bottom of the order was a key part of the Nationals' 12-run eruption Monday. Young has hit safely in five straight games and is up to 15 steals in 17 attempts on the season, but his overall numbers have sagged in May -- he's slashing .208/.304/.271 through 56 plate appearances.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Pilfers 14th bag

    Young went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox. Getting another start in the leadoff spot, Young swiped his 14th bag of the season, tying him for fifth in the majors behind Elly De La Cruz (26), Jose Caballero (17), Brice Turang (16) and Bobby Witt (15). Young only has two successful steals through 12 games in May though, as his issues getting on base consistently are catching up to him -- he's slashing only .167/.295/.222 on the month. The Nationals have been shut out in back-to-back games and sit in the bottom six in runs scored and team OPS on the season, and unless Young heats up at the plate, his time at the top of the order is likely about to end.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Available off bench Saturday

    Young (back) is not starting in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays but is available to pinch hit or run, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports. Young was removed in the fifth inning of Friday's 9-3 win over the Blue Jays due to back spasms, and he was replaced by Jesse Winker. Alex Call will start in center field Saturday and hit eighth against Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Takes seat Wednesday

    Young is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers. Young produced three hits over the Nationals' last two games to lift his season average up to .267, but he still looks to be stuck in a part-time role in center field. He and Eddie Rosario have now drawn three starts apiece at the position over a stretch of six games.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Nabs fifth steal

    Young went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the A's. Hitting leadoff against southpaw Alex Wood with CJ Abrams bumped down the two-hole, Young remained hot as he produced his third multi-hit game in his last four starts. While the Nationals have seen a lot of left-handed pitching lately, Young has also drawn into the lineup against righties and appears to be seizing the starting job in center field. Since his early April promotion, the 24-year-old is batting .250 (7-for-28) with two doubles, two RBI, five runs and five steals (on five attempts) in nine contests.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Swipes three bags Tuesday

    Young went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Giants. Making his fourth straight start in center field, the 24-year-old shifted down the ninth spot in the batting order with CJ Abrams returning from a finger injury to reclaim the leadoff spot, but Young still had a huge night on the basepaths. He's gone just 3-for-18 (.167) at the plate since his promotion, but a 4-for-4 performance on steal attempts is landing him on the fantasy radar. Young was successful on 52 of 59 attempts across all levels last season, so he's capable of making an impact in that category if he gets regular playing time. The Nats have faced four straight left-handed starters, however, so it remains to be seen if manager Dave Martinez will give him consistent looks against righties as well.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Headed to majors

    The Nationals will recall Young from Triple-A Rochester prior to Thursday's game versus the Pirates, Grant Paulsen of MLB Network Radio reports. Victor Robles (hamstring) is headed to the injured list, and Young will be his replacement. Young is a candidate to slide right into Robles' vacated role as the right-handed option of a platoon in center field with Eddie Rosario. The 24-year-old stole 13 bases without being caught in 33 games with the Nationals in 2023, but he might not play enough to help out fantasy managers in the steals category in the immediate future.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: Sent down to minors

    The Nationals optioned Young to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday. Young entered spring training with a shot at the center field job, but Victor Robles has held him off and the Nats also plan to use Eddie Rosario some at the position. The 24-year-old should get regular reps in center field with Rochester.
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  • Nationals' Jacob Young: In mix for center field gig

    Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday that Young is competing with Victor Robles for the center field job, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Martinez acknowledged that Robles will enter spring training with an advantage, but the manager was impressed with Young down the stretch last season. Young slashed just .252/.322/.336 in 33 games with the Nationals but went 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts after swiping 39 bags over three levels in the minors. Martinez also noted that Young would get work at all three outfield positions this spring, so a bench role might end up being a better fit for him if he wins a spot on the 26-man roster. Even that isn't guaranteed though, as he played only four games at Triple-A in 2023 during a rapid ascent through the Nationals' system that saw him begin last season at High-A.
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