Alex Young
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Young began the season in a long-relief role at Triple-A Reno before transitioning to the rotation, and while he didn't turn any heads there, injuries to Arizona's rotation ultimately paved the way for the lefty to make his major-league debut in June. He held his own across 15 starts and a pair of relief appearances following his promotion, compiling a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 83.1 innings. While Young's numbers look solid on the surface, things aren't as rosy if you dig a little deeper. His 7.7 BB% was good but not great, while his strikeout (20.3%) and home-run rates (1.5 HR/9) left something to be desired. He had that HR/9 despite a groundball rate pushing 50%. On account of those peripherals, the estimators say the southpaw is a candidate to regress in his sophomore season, but Young should be in the running for a rotation spot and he's at least on the streaming radar. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Diamondbacks in July of 2015 that includes a $1.43 million signing bonus.
Fails to win rotation spot
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 18, 2020
Young will open the season in the bullpen, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
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Young had been in contention with Merrill Kelly to replace Mike Leake, who elected to opt out this season due to health concerns, as the Diamondbacks' fifth starter. Young posted a 3.56 ERA in 15 starts and two relief appearances as a rookie last season, though it took a .249 BABIP to get him to that mark.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
25
Last 10 Games
25
Last 5 Games
25
How many pitches does Alex Young generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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121+
What part of the game does Alex Young generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-100%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .177 107 22 11 17 4 0 4
Since 2018vs Right .244 259 55 18 57 12 0 11
2020vs Left .333 7 2 1 2 0 0 1
2020vs Right .000 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left .167 100 20 10 15 4 0 3
2019vs Right .253 249 51 17 57 12 0 11
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-51%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.56 1.29 47.1 2 3 0 8.0 3.2 1.7
Since 2018Away 2.25 1.05 40.0 5 2 0 7.9 2.7 1.4
2020Home 4.50 1.50 2.0 0 0 0 18.0 4.5 4.5
2020Away 0.00 0.50 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 4.5 0.0
2019Home 4.57 1.28 45.1 2 3 0 7.5 3.2 1.6
2019Away 2.37 1.08 38.0 5 2 0 7.8 2.6 1.4
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Alex Young compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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 2019 data (min 30 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
3.00
 
K/9
13.5
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
2.3
 
Fastball
91.5 mph
 
ERA
2.25
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.159
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
115.4%
 
Exit Velocity
79.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.9%
 
Spin Rate
2364 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
11.8%
 
Swinging Strike
17.6%
 
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Considered as No. 5 starter
PArizona Diamondbacks
July 2, 2020
Young and Merrill Kelly are expected to be the leading candidates to replace Mike Leake as the fifth starter, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Improves in second outing
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 4, 2020
Young allowed one hit and struck out two over 3.2 innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Indians.
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Makes first spring start
PArizona Diamondbacks
February 29, 2020
Young allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over two-plus innings in Friday's spring game against the Mariners.
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Starting Cactus League opener
PArizona Diamondbacks
February 19, 2020
Young will start Saturday in the Diamondbacks' Cactus League opener versus the Rockies, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Fires four shutout innings
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 29, 2019
Young allowed four hits over four scoreless innings of relief Sunday, striking out one batter in the win over San Diego. He did not factor in the decision.
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