Alex Young

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Cleveland Guardians AAA
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After failing to secure a starting role in summer camp, Young began the season in the Diamondbacks' bullpen. The lefty was pitching well early on, allowing just three earned runs in his first nine innings of 2020, and eventually the team decided to give Young another look as a starter with the likes of Madison Bumgarner, Robbie Ray and Luke Weaver failing to get the job done in the rotation. Young was not terrible as a starter outside of a six-run blowup against the Angels on Sept. 17. His swinging-strike and chase rates portend a better K%, but to date the strikeouts have yet to manifest at the big-league level. Righties teed off on Young last season, and until he shows more of a strikeout punch, the risk will outweigh the reward in the vast majority of matchups. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Waived by the Diamondbacks in July of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Indians in July of 2021.
Outrighted to Triple-A
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
November 24, 2021
Young cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Young was cast off Cleveland's 40-man roster last week but went unclaimed on waivers and will remain in the organization. It wouldn't be surprising to see him serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training after he made 40 appearances (two starts) in the majors last year.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
23
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Alex Young generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
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 2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-34%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .227 256 54 26 51 6 1 10
Since 2019vs Right .282 543 99 42 137 32 3 27
2021vs Left .284 93 22 11 23 1 1 5
2021vs Right .321 153 21 16 42 8 1 7
2020vs Left .241 63 12 5 13 1 0 2
2020vs Right .292 141 27 9 38 12 2 9
2019vs Left .167 100 20 10 15 4 0 3
2019vs Right .253 249 51 17 57 12 0 11
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-42%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.67 1.30 88.2 5 6 0 7.5 3.1 1.6
Since 2019Away 5.13 1.52 93.0 6 9 0 7.6 3.6 2.0
2021Home 5.66 1.55 20.2 2 3 0 6.5 3.9 1.7
2021Away 7.18 1.91 31.1 0 3 0 8.0 5.2 2.3
2020Home 3.97 1.10 22.2 1 0 0 8.3 2.4 1.6
2020Away 6.85 1.69 23.2 1 4 0 6.8 3.0 2.7
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
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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
1.59
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
2.1
 
Fastball
90.3 mph
 
ERA
6.58
 
WHIP
1.77
 
BABIP
.338
 
GB/FB
1.66
 
Left On Base
65.2%
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.6%
 
Spin Rate
2140 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.8%
 
Swinging Strike
12.6%
 
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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.
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Designated for assignment
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
November 19, 2021
Young was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Friday.
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Sent down Friday
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
September 17, 2021
Young was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday.
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Inconsistent lately
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
September 12, 2021
Young has allowed four runs in his last five innings.
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Collects hold
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
August 27, 2021
Young pitched a perfect inning and struck out one to earn a hold in Friday's 4-3 loss to Boston.
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Receives call-up
PCleveland Guardians  AAA
August 12, 2021
Young was called up from Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
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