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September 24, 2020 11:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed three runs over five innings, giving up six hits and a walk while striking out five during Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Young and Rangers starter Wes Benjamin both tossed five innings of three-run ball, with Young's run support coming immediately after both left the ballgame. Young concludes his season with a 5.44 ERA and a streak of allowing at least two runs in each of his past seven starts.

September 17, 2020 10:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Rocked in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-4) gave up six runs on eight hits and a walk over 2.2 innings on Thursday, as the Diamondbacks fell to the Angels 7-3.

Making his sixth start of the season, Young lost his third straight and buoyed his season ERA to 5.44. Young's role is liable to change given his struggles of late.

September 15, 2020 01:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: In line for Thursday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young is listed as the Diamondbacks' probable starter for Thursday's series finale against the Angels.

In his last appearance Sept. 11, Young worked out of the bullpen in what amounted to a piggyback outing between him and Caleb Smith, who was making his Diamondbacks debut and his first start since he tested positive for COVID-19 in late July. Smith should be stretched out enough to work longer in his scheduled start Wednesday, but Young -- who covered 5.2 innings in relief against Seattle -- will step back into the rotation Thursday. The 17-31 Diamondbacks have no visions of earning a playoff spot at this point, so manager Torey Lovullo could include Young in a six-man rotation over the final two weeks of the season with the aim of giving each of Arizona's other five starters an additional day of rest between turns.

September 12, 2020 07:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Wins in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-3) entered as a bulk-inning reliever and picked up the win Friday against the Mariners. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over 5.1 innings in a 4-3 victory.

Young had been in the rotation until Friday's starter, Caleb Smith, was ready to return from the COVID-19 list. Smith was lifted after three innings (40 pitches), suggesting he will be lengthened slowly, which means Young may be paired with Smith for at least another start. He could also get a spot start in a doubleheader.

September 11, 2020 07:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Moves to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will shift to the bullpen as Caleb Smith (COVID-19) enters the rotation to start Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Young had a five-turn run as a starter, posting a 4.56 ERA and allowing six home runs over 23.2 innings. If the Diamondbacks need a fifth starter, it looks like they'll go with Taylor Clarke, although playing time and roles at a few positions remain fluid.

September 7, 2020 12:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Yields three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits across 5.1 innings Sunday, striking out three and taking the loss against the Giants.

The only damage against Young on Sunday came via the long ball; he coughed up a solo shot to Chadwick Tromp in the third inning and a two-run homer to Donovan Solano in the sixth before hitting the showers. The 26-year-old southpaw owns a 4.59 ERA and 31:10 K:BB on the season. Young will face the Mariners at home Saturday.

September 6, 2020 11:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Allows three runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (1-3) picked up the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out three over 5.1 innings in a 4-2 loss to the Giants.

Young made Arizona's two-run first inning hold up through five innings but could not get the support of the offense to survive a slip-up in the sixth. The Diamondbacks' bats left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings while going 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. He's yet to allow more than three earned runs in any of his five starts, but the left-hander has not been supported well. In 23.2 innings as a starter, the Diamondbacks have given Young just six runs of support (2.28 runs per nine innings) while he was in the game. Young's next start should come during the weekend series against the Mariners, either Friday or Saturday.

September 2, 2020 01:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Stuck with loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (1-2) allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and five walks across five innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. He struck out four.

Young was a bit too wild in this appearance. Coupled with an error by Eduardo Escobar in the fifth, it was enough for Young to take his second loss of the year. The 26-year-old left-hander has a 4.50 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 28 strikeouts through 28 innings this season. He's shown better control, walking just one batter in each of his previous three starts. Young will try to regain that form Sunday in San Francisco.

August 26, 2020 08:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Takes no-decision Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Young made his third start in place of Madison Bumgarner (back) and reached five innings for the first time. The left-hander has a 4.73 ERA over his three starts. With Bumgarner nearing a return, Young could remain in the rotation as a fill-in for Merrill Kelly (shoulder) and is expected to take the mound Sunday at home against San Francisco.

August 25, 2020 07:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: May stick in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young, who has filled in for Madison Bumgarner (back), could stick in the rotation after Arizona placed starter Merrill Kelly (shoulder) on the injured list, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Young was expected to make his final start in place of Bumgarner on Tuesday, but he could stay in the rotation for now while Kelly deals with his injury. In two starts, Young has a 4.32 ERA with nine strikeouts and three home runs allowed over 8.1 innings.

August 21, 2020 02:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Loses to Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (1-1) picked up his first loss in Wednesday's game against Oakland. He allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings.

The offense didn't support Young, but he was not sharp. The right-hander needed 86 pitches to get 12 outs and was done after that. This was his second start in place of Madison Bumgarner (back), who the Diamondbacks originally estimated would miss two starts while on the injured list. Bumgarner threw a bullpen session Thursday and is expected to throw a simulated game before rejoining the active roster. That suggests Young will make one more start when this spot in the rotation comes around next Tuesday at home against Colorado.

August 16, 2020 07:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Pitches into fifth inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out of five in a no-decision against the Padres on Saturday.

This was Young's first start as a replacement for Madison Bumgarner (back), and he was not ready to get deep into a game. He was removed after 63 pitches, but the left-hander left the Diamondbacks in position to win. Bumgarner is expected to miss at least one more game, so look for Young to make his next start Thursday in Oakland.

August 15, 2020 02:20 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will start Saturday's game against the Padres, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

Young has officially replaced Madison Bumgarner (back) in the rotation. The 26-year-old southpaw has a 3.86 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 69 strikeouts in 77 innings as a big-league starter dating back to 2019. If Young pitches well, he could stick in the rotation for the rest of the season, as Robbie Ray, Luke Weaver and Bumgarner all have earned run averages north of 9.00 through four starts.

August 11, 2020 12:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Possible rotation fill-in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young is a candidate to fill in for the injured Madison Bumgarner (back), Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

The Diamondbacks placed Bumgarner on the 10-day injured list Monday, and manager Torey Lovullo mentioned the left-handed Young along with right-handers Taylor Clarke and Taylor Widener as possible replacements. The manager said he's not in a hurry to name a replacement, but the Diamondbacks need to have someone in place by Aug. 18 versus Oakland, when Arizona requires a fifth starter. Young was needed for two innings Monday in Colorado, picking up the win in relief. He has a 3.00 ERA with nine strikeouts and two walks over nine frames out of the bullpen.

August 7, 2020 06:04 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Picks up hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young struck out one over one inning and picked up his first hold in Thursday's 5-4 win over Houston.

Young held the Diamondbacks' lead with a scoreless seventh inning before Stefan Crichton's blown save set the stage for a ninth-inning rally. Young's role in the bullpen is not clearly defined; he lost out on a rotation spot during camp, and the left-hander can be brought in at any point. Thursday's appearance was his first when the Diamondbacks were leading. Young has given up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out seven over five innings (four appearances).

July 18, 2020 07:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Fails to win rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will open the season in the bullpen, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

Young had been in contention with Merrill Kelly to replace Mike Leake, who elected to opt out this season due to health concerns, as the Diamondbacks' fifth starter. Young posted a 3.56 ERA in 15 starts and two relief appearances as a rookie last season, though it took a .249 BABIP to get him to that mark.

July 2, 2020 06:36 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Considered as No. 5 starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young and Merrill Kelly are expected to be the leading candidates to replace Mike Leake as the fifth starter, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Kelly, who led the Diamondbacks with 32 starts in 2019, may be the frontrunner, but Young is in the mix. He made 17 appearances and 15 starts in 2019. If Young enters the season as a sixth/spot starter, he still might get use as the five-member rotation will not be stretched out initially. The left-hander compiled a 3.56 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 83.1 innings, which looks fine and warrants consideration for the rotation, but there were underlying peripherals (1.5 HR/9, 4.80 FIP, 20.3 K%) that paint a less sanguine picture. Jon Duplantier and Taylor Clarke are also around for starting depth.

March 4, 2020 10:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Improves in second outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed one hit and struck out two over 3.2 innings in Wednesday's spring game against the Indians.

Young came on in relief after Madison Bumgarner started. It was Young's second appearance of spring training, this one much better than the first when he allowed three runs on four hits. "It felt like pace-wise it was way better," Young told Steve Gilbert of "There were a couple of pitches that I kind of got away with, but overall, I felt really good, though. Everything was working." The 26-year-old left-hander may eventually land in a long relief role, but he could be a fill-in starter until Mike Leake's wrist injury is resolved.

February 29, 2020 09:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Makes first spring start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over two-plus innings in Friday's spring game against the Mariners.

Young made his spring debut Friday after his first scheduled start was rained out last Saturday. The left-hander cruised through the first inning, retiring all three batters without incident, but ran into trouble in the second and was eventually removed after walking the leadoff batter in the third. With Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reporting that Mike Leake (wrist) may not be ready for Opening Day, Young could emerge as part of the first turn through the rotation.

February 19, 2020 05:12 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Starting Cactus League opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will start Saturday in the Diamondbacks' Cactus League opener versus the Rockies, Steve Gilbert of reports.

The 26-year-old southpaw started 15 games for Arizona during his rookie season in 2019, posting a 3.56 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 71:27 K:BB across 83.1 innings. With the Diamondbacks' offseason signing of Madison Bumgarner and the return of Luke Weaver from an elbow injury, Young will compete for a back-end spot in a crowded starting rotation this spring and may be more likely to find a long-relief role in the bullpen or a trip back to the minors coming out of camp.

Last 7 Games
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09/17@ LAAL 3-712.28612
09/11vs SEAW 4-315.12221
09/06@ SFL 2-415.17303
09/01@ LADL 3-615.06254
08/25vs COLL 4-55.05315
08/20@ OAKL 1-514.04314
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