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Player Outlook
Cole Young's extremely impressive plate discipline metrics in the lower levels of the minors have made him overrated in some dynasty circles. The lefty-hitting infielder has never struck out more than 16.5 percent of the time and last year he walked over 14 percent of the time at Single-A and High-A. He had a pull rate over 41 percent and a groundball rate under 45 percent at both stops and still only managed 11 home runs in 126 games because he has fringe-average raw power. He stole 22 bases on 32 attempts (68.8% success rate) and only gets average run grades from scouts, so we can't assume he'll regularly steal double-digit bases in the majors. Young is trending toward being a worse version of Bryson Stott in fantasy (worse home park, less speed). He'll head to Double-A for his age-20 season and projects as Seattle's second baseman of the future.

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  • Mariners' Cole Young: Thriving early in spring

    Young went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the Mariners' Cactus League loss to the White Sox on Thursday. The precocious 20-year-old extended his spring hitting streak to three games with his fifth-inning solo shot. The fact Young is enjoying early success against big-league arms this spring isn't necessarily surprising, considering he's done nothing but hit over his first four minor-league stops in his first two professional seasons. Young has slashed .286/.402/.858 across stints ranging from Rookie ball to High-A, complementing those eye-catching figures with equally impressive 14.2 percent and 14.5 percent walk and strikeout rates, respectively. Young likely doesn't have much left to prove at High-A Everett after a productive 48-game stint there last season, so he's almost certainly ticketed to start the campaign at Double-A Arkansas.
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  • Mariners' Cole Young: On track at Single-A

    Young is slashing .267/.396/.429 with five home runs, 17 steals and more walks (54) than strikeouts (52) through 78 games for Single-A Modesto. Young, who turns 20 at the end of July, has made 69 starts at shortstop and eight starts at the keystone in his first full season in pro ball. He also saw brief action at second base last year in addition to his shortstop duties. Young's hit tool has been as advertised. He is using the whole field (36.3 Oppo%) and has limited the groundballs (42.1 percent) while also being a bit unlucky (.303 BABIP) on balls in play.
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