|Evaluator:||Nick J. Faleris|
|Report Date:||June 9th, 2018|
As the only underclassmen on USA Baseball’s 18U National Team last fall, Young impressed in the WBSC World Cup, slashing .294/.429/.353 as a starter in all nine games while drawing nine walks and going 4-for-6 in stolen base attempts. He’s a good athlete with quick twitch actions and an ability to contribute defensively across the diamond. He fits comfortably up-the-middle on the dirt (where he typically plays) but also shows instinctual actions in the outfield and impressive chops behind the plate to boot.
Offensively, the Vanderbilt commit can swing it from both sides of the plate with a little more natural loft and carry from the left side and a slashing all-fields cut from the right. He doesn’t project to much over-the-fence pop at present, but there is good strength in his wrists and an ability to frequently barrel balls to all field that bodes well for his future profile as an early-order contact-oriented stick who can do extra-base damage to both gaps. He’ll be one of the more interesting talents to watch on the summer showcase circuit and is an early 2080 Baseball favorite to plant his flag this summer as a top follow and potential day one target for 2019.