Alex Young
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Diamondbacks in July of 2015 that includes a $1.43 million signing bonus.
Quality start against Rockies
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 20, 2019
Young (5-3) picked up the win against the Rockies on Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one as the Diamondbacks prevailed 8-7.
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The 25-year-old had given up nine earned runs over 8.1 innings in his previous two outings, but he bounced back with his fourth quality start of the season en route to his fifth win in this contest. Young has performed respectably in his 49 big-league innings this season, posting a 4.04 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB. He's scheduled to take the mound next on the road against the Giants on Monday.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-55%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-55%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .123 72 17 7 8 4 0 3
Since 2017vs Right .276 129 20 9 32 7 0 4
2019vs Left .123 72 17 7 8 4 0 3
2019vs Right .276 129 20 9 32 7 0 4
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.67 1.15 27.0 2 2 0 7.7 3.3 1.0
Since 2017Away 3.27 1.14 22.0 3 1 0 5.7 2.5 1.6
2019Home 4.67 1.15 27.0 2 2 0 7.7 3.3 1.0
2019Away 3.27 1.14 22.0 3 1 0 5.7 2.5 1.6
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alex Young compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 70 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.31
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
89.4 mph
 
ERA
4.04
 
WHIP
1.14
 
BABIP
.246
 
GB/FB
1.80
 
Left On Base
73.6%
 
Exit Velocity
87.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
2192 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.6%
 
Swinging Strike
11.3%
 
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Struggles again in loss
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 16, 2019
Young (4-3) took the loss against the Giants on Thursday, completing five innings and giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out a pair.
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Suffers second straight loss
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 10, 2019
Young (4-2) struck out two and allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over 3.1 innings to take the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday.
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Whiffs nine in loss
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 2, 2019
Young (4-1) struck out nine against the Nationals on Friday but was charged with the loss after allowing two runs on three hits and three walks over six innings.
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Starting Friday
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 2, 2019
Young will start Friday against the Nationals instead of Saturday as originally scheduled, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Earns fourth win
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 27, 2019
Young (4-0) received the win Saturday against the Marlins after giving up two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked one.
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