Sunday, January 02, 2005

Chris Young Report

Chris Young, RHP, Texas Rangers
Drafted 89th Overall (3rd Rd), 2000 Draft, Princeton
Bats R/Throws R
25 YO, 6'10", 260 lbs

Damn! There are some HUGE pitchers out there these days. Young is Andy Sisco sized. Young uses a low 90's fastball and a couple of usable secondary pitches to get hitters out. All things being equal, taller pitchers usually do have an advantage over their smaller counterparts as every inch closer to the plate your release point, the faster is appears to the hitter.

Young split his season between Frisco, Oklahoma, and the Rangers. In 88 1/3 innings, he put up a 4.48 ERA with 75 K's, 31 walks, 94 hits, and 9 home runs allowed. In 30 innings in the PCL, he had a 1.48 ERA wth 34 K's, 9 walks, 20 hits, and 2 home runs allowed. For Texas, his peripherals fell a bit, but he still managed to be a league average starter with a 4.71 ERA, 27 K's, 10 walks, 36 hits, and 7 home runs allowed in 36 1/3 innings. If he gets comfortable in the majors, he will probably do a bit better than that, but he's not going to be a big star.

ETA: Opening Day
3 1/2 Stars



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