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The Iron Giant: How Chris Young saved the Royals season.

Chris Young was a last minute signing for Dayton Moore.  However, without him, the Royals may not be in the position they are in. I remember watching a game in last June when the Seattle Mariners were in Kansas City playing the Royals.  I remember watching this very tall pitcher for Seattle that couldn’t throw more than 86 mph and was in the strike zone.  Still, the Royals...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Young, coming off no-hit stint, is dominating right-handed batters

In his last start, Kansas City Royals right-hander Chris Young pitched five innings of no-hit ball just hours after his father passed away. He gets the start again tonight as the Royals open their final regular-season series of 2015 at Minnesota. Young has been tough to hit all season, holding opposing batters to a .203 batting average. And he has been lights-out against right-handers...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Young throws five no-hit innings day after father's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A day after his father died, Chris Young took the mound and paid tribute the best way he knew how. Young pitched five no-hit innings in his first start after nearly two months in the bullpen, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Sunday. ''Today I had the opportunity to honor him, playing the game we both loved alongside of my baseball family...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

KC's Young, Duffy hold Indians to no hits through 6 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City's Chris Young and Danny Duffy have combined to hold the Cleveland Indians hitless through six innings, and the Royals lead the Indians 2-0. Young, making his first start since July 28 after nearly two months in the bullpen, pitched five innings Sunday. He allowed one walk, struck out two and threw 68 pitches. Duffy struck out two in a perfect sixth...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young on Working Up (and Down) in the Zone

Chris Young, of the Kansas City Royals, is known for both his Princeton pedigree and his height. The 6-foot-10 right-hander is also known for getting outs up in the zone, with a slow fastball. Young’s four-seamer averages 86.4 mph, and he has the highest FB% (58.2) and the lowest BABiP (.217) among pitchers who have thrown at least 100 innings. The velocity and fly balls are in...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow and Steady Does it for Chris Young in Middle of Kansas City Royals Rotation

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 27: Chris Young #32 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at Coliseum on June 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Movement and location – of the components necessary to be be a big league pitcher, the aforementioned two are probably the most overlooked...
Via The Sports Journal
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young Keeps Turning Back the Clock With Royals

KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 4: Chris Young #32 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on June 4, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mandatory credit: Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images Chris Young, a native of Dallas, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2000 Amateur Draft and four years later he made his major league...
Via The Sports Journal
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Early season surprises

Chris Young has been a great surprise to the team to this point ( Through the first fifth of the season, the Kansas City Royals are off to a solid 20-12 start and currently lead the American League Central. Numerous players have started the season off strong putting up impressive numbers and helping the club pick up where they left off last season. Two of the...
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Chris Young to make start

Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young will make his scheduled start on Saturday against the Texas Rangers despite some concerns about his health, reports Dave Sessions of / gettyimages.comNo specific injury has been made apparent, but Young has been shelled in his last two outings and already thrown 150 innings for the first time since 2007. That led to some concern...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Seattle Mariners Pitcher Chris Young’s Comeback Year Take A Hit?

Seattle Mariners’ Chris Young might be getting bounced from the rotation. The 6’10 right-hander has pitched poorly recently and could be facing the hook from Manager Lloyd McClendon. The comeback-player of the year candidate has fallen on hard times. On Tuesday, Young didn’t get out of the first inning against the Oakland Athletics. In fact, Young hasn’t reached the seventh...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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