OPENING DAY AGE: 44
SIGNED THROUGH: 2012
FORMER POSITION: Infielder, Outfielder
BORN: May 18, 1967 - New Brunswick, N.J.
RESIDENCE: Cypress, Texas
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Young enters his second season as the D-backs' First Base Coach...it's his third season in a coaching/coordinator capacity...during his 15-year Playing career, was a 1996 NL All-Star and NL Silver Slugger.
Enters his second season as a Major League coach after serving as a Minor League outfield and baserunning instructor for the Astros in 2010.
Worked as an in-studio analyst for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" from 2007-09.
Posted a .283 average with 327 doubles, 46 triples, 79 home runs, 543 RBI and 465 stolen bases in 1,730 career games during a 15-year playing career with the Dodgers (1992, 1997-99), Rockies (1993-97), Cubs (2000-01), Brewers (2002-03), Giants (2003), Rangers (2004, 2006) and Padres (2005-06).
From 1992-2006, his 465 stolen bases ranked second among all Major League players behind Kenny Lofton (597)...reached the 50-steal mark three times and the 40-steal mark six times during his career.
Was an NL All-Star and Silver Slugger Award winner in 1996 with the Rockies after leading NL with 53 stolen bases and batting .324 with 8 home runs and 74 RBI.
Was the Rockies' lead-off hitter in 1995 when the club advanced to the playoffs as the NL wild card and lost to the Braves in the Division Series...was a veteran bench player a decade later when he advanced to the playoffs again after the Padres won the NL West and lost to the Cardinals in the Division Series.
Eric Orlando Young.
He and his wife, Beyonka, have two sons, Eric, Jr. and Dallas.
Eric, Jr. currently plays for the Colorado Rockies, who drafted him as their 30th-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
Graduated from New Brunswick (N.J.) High School in 1985, where he played baseball, football and basketball.
Was a two-sport athlete at Rutgers University, where he earned his degree in business management...played baseball for three seasons (1987-89) and was named team MVP during his senior campaign...played football for four seasons (1985-88).
Inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Fame in 1999.
A baseball field at Denver's Oakland Elementary School was named in his honor during his playing career with the Rockies.
YOUNG'S COACHING HISTORY
2010: Minor League Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator - Houston Astros
2011-present: First Base Coach - Arizona Diamondbacks