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Chris Young

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

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1-4

ERA

5.76

WHIP

1.45

K

29

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

By now, we all know how Young uses a high fastball to induce pop-ups and lazy flyball contact which is big part of why heís able to succeed with flyball rates approaching 60 percent. But can he stay t...

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2016 ADP:  441.59

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 10"   WT: 255   DOB: 5/25/1979   BORN: Dallas, TX   COLLEGE: Princeton   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Young Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $11.5M deal with the Royals in December 2015.

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Young allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 4.2 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Chris Young Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 25 A VIS 52 0 0 85.0 95 34 6 77 15 8 3 2 3.60 1.29
2004 25 AA FRI 18 18 0 88.3 94 44 9 75 31 6 5 0 4.48 1.42
2004 25 AAA OKL 5 5 0 30.3 20 5 2 34 9 3 0 0 1.48 0.96
2005 26 MAJ TEX 31 31 0 164.7 162 78 19 137 45 12 7 0 4.26 1.26
2006 27 MAJ SDG 31 31 0 179.3 134 69 28 164 69 11 5 0 3.46 1.13
2007 28 MAJ SDG 30 30 0 173.0 118 60 10 167 72 9 8 0 3.12 1.10
2008 29 MAJ SDG 18 18 0 102.3 84 45 13 93 48 7 6 0 3.96 1.29
2009 30 MAJ SDG 14 14 0 76.0 70 44 12 50 40 4 6 0 5.21 1.45
2010 31 AA SAN 2 1 0 0.2 2 5 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 67.50 30.00
2010 31 AAA POR 2 2 0 6.1 2 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.42 0.66
2010 31 MAJ SD 4 4 0 20.0 10 2 1 15 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.90 1.05
2011 32 MAJ NYM 4 4 0 24.0 12 5 3 22 11 1 0 0 0 0 1.88 0.96
2012 33 A+ ST. 1 3 0 17.0 17 6 1 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.18 1.12
2012 33 AAA BUF 1 1 0 6.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
2012 33 MAJ NYM 20 20 0 115.0 119 53 16 80 36 4 9 0 0 0 4.15 1.35
2013 34 R GUL 1 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2013 34 A AUB 1 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2013 34 AAA SYR 1 7 0 32.0 50 28 9 16 14 1 2 0 0 0 7.88 2.00
2014 35 MAJ SEA 30 29 0 165.0 143 67 26 108 60 12 9 0 0 0 3.65 1.23
2015 36 MAJ KC 34 18 0 123.3 91 42 16 83 43 11 6 0 1 2 3.06 1.09
2016 37 MAJ KC 6 6 0 29.7 32 19 8 29 11 1 4 0 0 0 5.76 1.45
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3-Year Averages     32 23 0 144.2 117 54 21 95 51 11 7 0 0 1 3.37 1.17
Career  (View All)     229 212 0 1,208.7 1,011 503 159 975 456 77 62 0 3.75 1.21

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Chris Young Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 3 Was 4.7 5 2 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.76 1.45
Apr. 27 @LAA 5.3 3 3 3 2 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.12 1.48
Apr. 22 Bal 6.0 4 2 2 1 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 6.41 1.63
Apr. 16 @Oak 4.0 8 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.90 1.98
Apr. 11 @Hou 4.7 9 6 6 1 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.45 1.76
Apr. 5 NYM 5.0 3 2 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
16.0 12 7 7 5 4 19 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.94 1.00
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
29.7 32 19 19 8 11 29 0 0 0 1-4 0 0 0 5.76 1.45
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
29.7 32 19 19 8 11 29 0 0 0 1-4 0 0 0 5.76 1.45

Chris Young Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165513714114.292
20152614127561128.242
201439153379023216.260

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167716418204.250
20152394216351118.159
201429755235316010.199

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201615.711017543.451.09
201559.0640391983.661.12
201486.3840642782.400.97

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201614.003012648.361.86
201564.3520442482.521.06
201478.74504433185.031.51
Chris Young Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 25 A VIS 52 0 85.0 8.15 1.59 5.13 0.64 73.1% 3.60 2.84 .354
2004 25 AA FRI 18 18 88.3 7.64 3.16 2.42 0.92 69.8% 4.48 4.05 .328
2004 25 AAA OKL 5 5 30.3 10.09 2.67 3.78 0.59 88.9% 1.48 2.71 .259
2005 26 MAJ TEX 31 31 164.7 7.49 2.46 3.04 1.04 68.6% 4.26 3.88 .304
2006 27 MAJ SDG 31 31 179.3 8.23 3.46 2.38 1.41 0.46 76.6% 3.46 4.59 .237
2007 28 MAJ SDG 30 30 173.0 8.69 3.75 2.32 0.52 0.52 72.2% 3.12 3.31 .252
2008 29 MAJ SDG 18 18 102.3 8.18 4.22 1.94 1.14 0.38 73.1% 87.2 MPH 3.96 4.49 .266
2009 30 MAJ SDG 14 14 76.0 5.92 4.74 1.25 1.42 0.48 67.3% 85.8 MPH 5.21 5.57 .261
2010 31 AA SAN 2 1 .2 45.00 180.00 0.25 0.00 16.7% 67.50 53.20 1.279
2010 31 AAA POR 2 2 6.1 5.90 2.95 2.00 1.48 100% 1.42 5.00 .070
2010 31 MAJ SD 4 4 20.0 6.75 4.95 1.36 0.45 0.57 95% 84.7 MPH 0.90 4.00 .179
2011 32 MAJ NYM 4 4 24.0 8.25 4.13 2.00 1.13 0.28 90% 84.7 MPH 1.88 4.49 .165
2012 33 A+ ST. 1 3 17.0 3.71 1.06 3.50 0.53 72.2% 3.18 3.67 .281
2012 33 AAA BUF 1 1 6.0 3.00 4.50 0.67 0.00 100% 0.00 4.03 .118
2012 33 MAJ NYM 20 20 115.0 6.26 2.82 2.22 1.25 0.39 73.4% 84.6 MPH 4.15 4.61 .297
2013 34 R GUL 1 1 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .216
2013 34 A AUB 1 1 3.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .155
2013 34 AAA SYR 1 7 32.0 4.50 3.94 1.14 2.53 65.5% 7.88 7.17 .356
2014 35 MAJ SEA 30 29 165.0 5.89 3.27 1.80 1.42 0.42 76.8% 85.3 MPH 3.65 5.08 .247
2015 36 MAJ KC 34 18 123.3 6.06 3.14 1.93 1.17 0.51 78% 86.6 MPH 3.06 4.59 .221
2016 37 MAJ KC 6 6 29.7 8.80 3.34 2.64 2.43 0.73 68.6% 87.8 MPH 5.76 5.86 .305
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.7 5.01 3.75 1.33 1.51 75.8% 3.87 5.51 .228
Rest Of Season     0 22 136.3 5.21 3.49 1.49 1.60 75.1% 3.95 5.52 .227
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3-Year Averages     32 23 144.2 5.93 3.18 1.86 1.31 77.6% 3.37 4.84 .236
Career     229 212 1,208.7 7.26 3.40 2.14 1.18 73.7% 3.75 4.47 .259

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2016 Stat Review for Chris Young    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.64 K/BB
WEAK
8.80 K/9
GOOD
3.34 BB/9
POOR
87.8 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.73 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.76 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.45 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.86 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.305 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
68.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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Chris Young: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Young (1-4) held the Angels to only three hits over 5.1 innings Wednesday, but two of them were homers. He walked two, struck out six and allowed three runs en route to a 4-2 loss.

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Young allowed just two runs while striking out 10 and walking just one across six innings in Friday's win versus the Orioles.

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Young (0-3) surrendered eight hits, four earned runs and two walks over four-plus innings against the A's on Saturday. He struck out two in the loss.

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Young (0-2) took the loss Monday against the Astros after allowing six runs on nine hits and two walks over 4.2 innings. He struck out four.

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Young allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four over five innings and took the loss Tuesday against the Mets.

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Young is expected to start Tuesday with Ian Kennedy's (hamstring) start pushed back, Rustin Rodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Young will begin the season as Kansas City's No. 4 starter, MLB.com reports.

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Young gave up one run on three hits and a walk over two innings against the Angels in his spring debut Sunday.

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Young and the Royals have agreed to a two-year, $11.5 million contract, Andy McCullough of the KC Star reports.

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Young will start Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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2015

Young defied skeptics almost all season, getting excellent results despite underlying stats that screamed trouble. But Young didn't take the mound with simply his fingers crossed; he actually had a plan to succeed with only a mid-80s fastball -- pitch up the in zone and use excellent command to hit his spots consistently. That worked for his first 25 outings in which he had a 3.07 ERA, .216 BAA and 7.1 H/9. In his last five outings, though, his low BABIP, low strikeout rate and career-high strand rate seemingly caught up with him as he imploded with an 8.35 ERA, .355 BAA and 13.2 H/9. He did not take the mound after Sept. 20 even though the Mariners were still in the playoff race. Maybe it was all luck or maybe he was actually onto something. Either way, his results were atypical for a pitcher with his stuff, and fantasy owners are better off obeying predictive stats rather than perhaps flukey results.

2014

Young signed a minor league contract with the Nats for a second consecutive year, after missing most of 2013 with a nerve issue in his neck/shoulder that was eventually diagnosed as thoracic outlet syndrome. The Dodgers' Josh Beckett underwent a similar procedure last season, and both pitchers appear to be healthy heading into camp. Young may have a shot at the Nats' No. 5 starter role, and the right-hander could also be an option as a long man out of the bullpen. His contract includes an opt-out clause if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster, though Young may be willing to accept a minor league assignment. Last year, he chose to opt out of his contract, before rejoining the Nationals due to a lack of interest around the league.

2013

After returning to the rotation June 5, Young was healthy enough to stay there for the rest of the season while delivering useful innings every fifth day despite his extreme flyball tendencies. The Mets are opting to look elsewhere for help in the back of their rotation with a handful of young arms ready to make the leap in 2013, leaving Young on the open market in the offseason. Now that he's seemingly healthy again, Young figures to get a look from a team seeking veteran depth at an affordable price, as it is hard to envision a scenario where he gets a big contract considering that his 115 innings last season were the most he has logged in a big league season since 2007.

2012

Young, who only pitched 20 innings in 2010 because of injuries, signed a one-year deal with the Mets last January. Young made two solid starts and then was shut down with biceps tendinitis for two weeks. He then made two more starts, before getting shut down and ultimately undergoing surgery to repair an anterior capsule tear in his throwing shoulder. This is the same injury Johan Santana is repairing from and there is a good chance that Young won't be able to pitch in 2012. .

2011

Young only pitched 20 innings in 2010 because of, you guessed it, injuries. For those not familiar with Young, here's some insight: he's always injured. The last time he started more than 20 games was 2007, when he posted a 3.12 ERA and 1.098 WHIP. As a result of the injuries his velocity was down considerably in 2010. It's almost impossible to say what Young is capable of at this point, but what we do know is that when he was healthy he pitched much better at home, had marginal control and was always a flyball pitcher who had issues with the long ball. The Padres declined to pick up his option, leaving him free to sign elsewhere. Unless he signs with a team that has a spacious park, he's likely not worth your time.

2010

There was no "good Chris Young" last year, as the Diamondbacks' center fielder tanked and this one walked nearly as many batters as he struck out before shoulder inflammation ended his season. Surgery to shave the labrum was deemed a success, and he's expected to be ready to go in spring training. As an extreme flyball pitcher, his value will plummet if the Padres deal him, as they should, so beware.

2009

Much was expected from Young last year, but a horrific line drive to the face off the bat of MVP Albert Pujols shelved him for a third of the season, and he missed another three weeks in August with a strained right forearm. When healthy, his strikeout rate was below previous levels and his walk rate was a little high as he could never get in a real groove. When healthy, Young has the potential to anchor a fantasy staff, but even with the fluke blow to the face aside, Young's durability must be questioned.

2008

If not for a July 24 oblique strain that landed him on the DL, Young might have bested teammate Jake Peavy for the 2007 NL Cy Young Award. Prior to that date, Young was 9-3 with a league-leading 1.85 ERA. He wasn't the same the rest of the way, finishing with a 9-8 mark and a 3.12 ERA. Young is one of the NL's best pitchers and could be drafted at a discount, given his disappointing finish to the 2007 season. The 28-year-old may be at his physical peak. He strikes out nearly a batter per inning and allows so few hits that his relatively high walk totals don't hurt him very much. Young has the talent to win 20 games and a Cy Young Award, and he's even better on the road than at pitcher-friendly Petco Park.

2007

Young continued his emergence as a front-line starter in 2006 and proved that his success isnít a creation of a pitcher-friendly home ballpark. He actually fares better on the road, where heís won 24 straight decisions, one shy of the major league record. Young is not the fastest thrower in the game, but he has good control and deceives batters with his 6'10 frame. He and Jake Peavy will be counted upon to anchor the Padres' rotation again in 2007.

2006

Young complained of arm fatigue around the All-Star break, which contributed to a 10.18 ERA for the month of July, but he should be more durable with a full season under his belt. There's a lot to like given his strikeout rate.

2005

Young managed to turn his threat of pursuing an NBA career into a three-year, $1.5 million contract with Texas. He displayed a nice K/IP ratio at all three stops in 2004, including his brief time in Texas, which bodes well for the future. He has been traded in the past for the likes of Matt Herges and Einar Diaz, which gives an idea of his value. He's expected to be a frontrunner for a rotation spot in 2005.

2004

Young advanced to Double-A in 2003, and his fastball picked up some extra mph. He's rapidly making Pittsburgh look foolish for trading him to get a brief taste of Matt Herges -- if he continues to develop, Young could make his major league debut in the second half.