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CHRIS YOUNG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Royals, Young having 'encouraging' talks regarding return

The Kansas City Royals enjoyed a boost provided by veteran right-hander Chris Young down the stretch in 2015, and they're hoping to retain his services for next season.MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan wrote on Tuesday that the club and the tall pitcher were having 'encouraging' talks about signing him to a contract and preventing him from heading elsewhere. After the Royals won the World...
Via Fox Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Young Against the Core

You can detect the nervousness. The Royals stormed out to take a commanding series lead, but then Johnny Cueto‘s own arm abandoned him, wrecking not only Game 3 but also a potential Game 7 as well. So there’s some discomfort there, some uncertainty, and now in a short while the Royals are going to throw Chris Young at the best offense in the league in the center of a homer-happy...
Via Fangraphs
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Young over Medlen: the right move for the Royals?

Medlen or Young? Young or Medlen? The Former Brave or the Has to Remain Brave Around Celling Fans? One Chris or Kris to rule them all. Going into what could be a decisive and otherwise extremely important Game 4 in the 2015 ALCS, this is the question Ned Yost faces. Will he go with the not-so-flashy proven veteran who has quietly gone about his business (but has a career...
Via Royals Blue
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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
October 03, 2015  |  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
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: Early season surprises

By Anthony Pluff 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 stats and helping the club pick up where they left off last season. Two of the most notable contributors to the Royals’ early season success...
Via isportsweb.com
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 MLB.com:#450196904 / 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

Chris Young Challenges the Data

“You should go look at the research again and see what the charts say,” Chris Young, the Seattle Mariners pitcher, emphatically told me one afternoon this season. We were talking about high fastballs and he didn’t agree with something I’d said. In particular, it was about his high fastballs. Only four starters are throwing the fastball more often […]
Via Fangraphs
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals rumors: Nationals re-sign P Chris Young to Minor League deal

The Washington Nationals have re-signed oft-injured pitcher Chris Young to a Minor League contract for 2014 says Bill Ladson of MLB.com, giving the 6’10″ right-hander a second chance to pitch for the Major League team. Technically, it is his third chance with the Nationals considering that he signed twice during the previous offseason. Young signed with the Nationals before Spring...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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