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CHRIS YOUNG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kansas City Royals: Early season surprises

Chris Young has been a great surprise to the team to this point (royals.mlb.com). 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...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Night is (Chris) Young: Royals Down Tigers, 4-1

It's no secret that the Tigers dominated the Royals all throughout last season, especially at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City was an abysmal 2-8 against Detroit in home games, and the first home series in May really set the table for what was to come. The Royals were 14-12 in April last year, and the Tigers came to town for a three-game set for early season control of the AL Central...
Via Royals Blue
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Young sharp in first start for Royals

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Chris Young pitched three effective innings in his first start with Kansas City since signing two weeks ago, helping the Royals to a 6-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Young, the 2014 AL comeback player of the year with Seattle, allowed one run and two hits and struck out three. Justin Upton narrowly missed a home run with a shot off the wall...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Doesn’t Right-Hander Chris Young Have A Job?

Chris Young. Photo Credit: Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images. Right-hander Chris Young was almost unanimously named the 2014 American League Comeback Player of the Year. At least he swept all three of the awards for A.L. Comeback Player of the Year being given the award by Major League Baseball,  the Sporting News and the award as voted on by his peers, he was the Player’s Choice...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 03, 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

The two luckiest pitchers of 2014?

We reside in a numbers-driven baseball world where players are no longer measured by wins, losses, runs batted in or batting average. Instead we measure batters by wOBA and WAR and pitchers by FIP and WAR (among others). As such, players who buck the trends and are considered successful in the old way of looking at things compared to the new way end up being considered lucky. Alfredo...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 15, 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
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