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Young's spring debut helps shut door on rough '16 season

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The end of last season and the start of spring training could not come soon enough for Chris Young. After a disappointing 2016, the Royals' veteran right-hander made his first spring training start Thursday with two scoreless innings in Kansas City's 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. "It was definitely their 'A' lineup," manager Ned Yost said. "Chris threw...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2017  |  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

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

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...
May 12, 2015  |  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

Nats sign Chris Young to minor deal

The Washington Nationals have re-signed P Chris Young to a minor league deal. Young was signed last season by the Nats to compete for a possible rotation slot.  He was one of the last cuts to the final roster and spent the season in the Nationals minor league system.  However, the 34 year-old veteran spent much of last year injured, making only 9 starts for AAA Syracuse.  In 9...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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