Chris Young
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 10" 255LBS | Age: 44
Draft: 2000 | Rd: 3, #89, Pittsburgh Pirates | Princeton
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2015 11 6 3.06 34 18 0 123.1 83 1.09
2016 3 9 6.19 34 13 1 88.2 94 1.66
2017 0 0 7.50 14 2 0 30 22 2.03
13 Seasons 79 67 3.95 271 221 1 1,297.2 1,062 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2015 34 11-6 3.06 123.1 83 1.09
2016 34 3-9 6.19 88.2 94 1.66
2017 14 0-0 7.50 30 22 2.03
13 Seasons 271 79-67 3.95 1,297.2 1,062 1.26
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 36 1986 374 18 4.8 3.6 87.0 111.2 24.0 31.0 .216 .369 .280 .289 .309 30.2 16.6 8.6 3.06 3.41
2016 37 1678 267 34 12.7 8.4 89.8 111.5 20.1 36.0 .267 .543 .394 .375 .457 37.1 23.2 10.6 6.19 6.25
2017 38 536 111 7 6.3 4.7 85.8 113.3 16.3 34.2 .285 .493 .419 .360 .392 30.6 14.9 9.5 7.50 5.78
Player 4200 752 59 7.8 5.6 87.8 113.3 21.4 33.2 .245 .454 .344 .333 .375 32.7 18.9 9.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Young relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(56.5%) ,
Four Seamer
(42.7%) ,
Changeup
(0.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 28.3 34.8 23.0 13.9 39.8 36.6 23.5 4.8 17.9 41.2 19.8 6.7 4.8 3.6
2016 31.1 30.7 27.7 10.5 48.7 30.7 20.6 2.6 21.7 31.8 24.3 5.6 12.7 8.4
2017 40.5 18.0 27.0 14.4 46.8 30.6 20.7 6.3 31.5 26.1 22.5 7.2 6.3 4.7
Player 31.1 30.9 25.3 12.8 44.0 33.6 22.1 4.3 21.3 35.6 21.8 6.4 7.8 5.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2017 4-Seam Fastball KC R 229 86.9 15.0 2.2 13 7.0 1.4 25
2017 Changeup KC R 4 82.8 26.0 -3.4 -11 9.7 -3.6 -27
2017 Slider KC R 303 82.0 29.9 -8.5 -22 1.7 -3.5 -67
2016 Slider KC R 829 82.6 31.5 -6.5 -17 5.7 -0.5 -8
2016 4-Seam Fastball KC R 800 88.4 13.7 4.0 22 3.7 -1.7 -31
2016 Changeup KC R 33 82.0 29.7 -1.9 -6 3.6 -8.0 -69
2015 Changeup KC R 65 80.6 27.4 -4.1 -13 4.3 -7.6 -64
2015 Slider KC R 751 80.8 33.8 -7.3 -18 5.0 -0.8 -14
2015 4-Seam Fastball KC R 1,114 87.1 14.9 3.2 18 4.1 -2.2 -35
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2017 Slider -2.0 -6 303 56.5 102 .299 .464 .355 27.1 18.6 20.2 .246 .398 .293 23.1
2017 4-Seam Fastball -4.0 -9 229 42.7 44 .500 .889 .652 21.4 6.8 7.1 .391 .749 .518 48.5
2017 Changeup -0.1 0 4 0.7 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 383 1,531 1 10 -4 -4 4
2009 328 1,275 0 10 -6 -6 -1
2010 82 309 7 5 -2 -2 9
2011 95 396 5 6 -3 -2 6
2012 486 1,824 8 9 -11 -6 1
2014 685 2,705 8 22 -19 -9 3
2015 559 2,243 12 20 -6 -9 19
2016 405 1,674 -3 3 -11 -9 -20
2017 146 536 -6 -4 -2 -3 -15
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,986 47.4 64.8 83.0 28.5 62.1 43.3 58.0 45.7 23.0 7.0 67.9
2016 1,678 45.7 67.0 80.0 27.3 55.0 44.7 59.1 45.5 26.6 5.7 85.4
2017 536 44.2 71.7 85.9 32.1 52.1 44.2 60.1 49.6 25.6 8.2 77.3
Player 4,200 46.3 66.5 82.1 28.5 57.9 44.0 58.7 46.1 24.8 6.7 75.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 72 82 62 36 77 38 55 81 72 24 26 52 39 3 90 33
2016 2 24 1 1 13 12 1 16 26 67 14 76 29 5 91 40
2017 2 79 43
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.4 28 28.9 -1 6 18 16 57.1
2017 24.8 7 7.4 0 2 6 3 42.9
Player 23.0 35 36.4 -1 8 24 19 54.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 28 27 28 31 29 25 31 31 24 22 30 29 29 29 26 32 20 24 30 30 28 24 36 36 31 29 30 37 34 32 24
2017 7 6 6 8 9 7 9 8 8 5 8 10 8 8 7 8 6 6 8 9 7 5 10 7 7 6 8 9 9 7 4
Player 35 33 34 39 38 32 40 39 32 27 38 39 37 37 33 40 26 30 38 39 35 29 46 43 38 35 38 46 43 39 28
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 87.1 88.3 1.2 86.9 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 80.6 82.0 1.4 82.8 0.8
Breaking Velocity 80.8 82.6 1.8 82.0 -0.6
Exit Velocity 87.0 89.8 2.8 85.8 -4.0
Launch Angle 24.0 20.1 -3.9 16.3 -3.8
Barrel % 4.8 12.7 7.9 6.3 -6.4
Hard Hit % 30.2 37.1 6.9 30.6 -6.5
Sweet Spot % 31.0 36.0 5.0 34.2 -1.8
xBA .216 .267 0.051 .285 0.018
BA .202 .291 0.089 .353 0.062
xwOBA .289 .375 0.086 .360 -0.015
wOBA .280 .394 0.114 .419 0.025
xSLG .369 .543 0.174 .493 -0.050
SLG .370 .577 0.207 .579 0.002
K% 16.6 23.2 6.6 14.9 -8.3
BB% 8.6 10.6 2.0 9.5 -1.1
Swing % 45.7 45.5 -0.2 49.6 4.1
Whiff% 23.0 26.6 3.6 25.6 -1.0
In Zone % 47.4 45.7 -1.7 44.2 -1.5
Out of Zone % 52.6 54.3 1.7 55.8 1.5
Out of Zone Swing % 28.5 27.3 -1.2 32.1 4.8
First Pitch Swing % 23.4 25.6 2.2 31.8 6.2
First Pitch Strike % 58.0 59.1 1.1 60.1 1.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 396 .395 206 5 2.4 190 58 30.5
2017 Shifts 146 .419 78 14 17.9 68 21 30.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 104 15.1 46.2% 1.0% 48 23.0 0.0% 6.3%
2011 130 14.2 63.8% 0.8% 45 21.4 0.0% 4.4%
2012 513 13.6 68.6% 0.8% 273 20.3 2.6% 6.2%
2014 879 14.1 62.6% 0.7% 387 20.7 1.8% 9.0%
2015 680 17.0 29.7% 1.6% 244 22.4 2.0% 14.8%
2016 514 16.3 36.2% 1.0% 266 21.4 7.5% 12.4%
2017 124 15.8 39.5% 0.8% 100 19.0 1.0% 6.0%
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Pitch Distribution