New York Mets vs. New York Yankees: 5 Bold Predictions For Subway Series

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Familiar Face Hurts Mets

Apr 13, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Chris Young (24) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, the Mets signed Chris Young to a contract hoping he could solve some of their hitting woes in the outfield. Young, owner of four 20+ home run seasons, was expected to add a jolt to the Mets offense along with Granderson that they had been sorely missing. Unfortunately it did not work out, as Young would eventually be designated by assignment by the Mets. He finished his Mets’ tenure with eight home runs, slashing .205/.283/.346.

He was then picked up by none other than the Yankees, and finished the season strong. In 71 at-bats, he hit three home runs, slashing .282/.354/.521. That was enough for the Yankees to bring him back this season, and he has picked up exactly where he left off in 2014.

Thus far in 2015 Young has forced his way into the lineup almost daily as he has been smashing the baseball. In only 42 at-bats, Young already has four home runs and nine RBI, slashing .357/.426/.762. With the DH spot in an AL park, Young has a chance to find himself in the lineup all three games, but he will definitely make an appearance at least in the finale against lefty Niese.

No matter how many at-bats he gets, Young will make the most of them. He will provide exactly what the Mets had hoped he would give them last season, except it will come against them. He will hurt the Mets at the dish, getting a hit in every game he appears in and launching at least one home run with multiple RBI.

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