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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scouting Report Chris Young

Chris Young - #55
He is TALL
31 years old (32 in May)
8th major league season
6'10" 280 pounds
Bats R/Throws R
The good: He throws 1st pitch strikes 60% of the time. He's an extreme fly-ball pitcher (28% GB % for his career). He had a minuscule 0.90 ERA in his 4 starts in September for the Padres (only 20 innings total). And yes...he does appear to smile with every pitch.

The Bad: After numerous injuries, he now throws between 84-86 mph. He's never thrown 180 innings in a season, and only threw 160+ 3 times (last in 2007). His career ERA at home (Petco) = 3.43. Road = 4.16. He's had a BB/9 rate > 4 the past 3 years, which is too much for someone who doesn't miss bats or strike out guys (< 6K/9 in 2009).

He doesn't utilize any of his height. Why??
Role: He was another low-risk signing this off-season, but I don't think he's going to be very effective. Hopefully he stays healthy and can throw 160+ innings, but don't count on it.

My projections: 110 innings, 4.40 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 85 Ks, 55 walks.
Can't understand it...
Video: 3rd base view

1st base view and a hot comebacker.

 This finishes up all the pitcher's scouting reports on the 40-man roster. Next up will be the catchers and infielders. When the 40-man roster is completed, then I will go back and cover the non-roster invites who make the 25-man roster (Isringhausen, Tankersley etc.)

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