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August 21, 2019 01:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Quality start against Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (5-3) picked up the win against the Rockies on Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one as the Diamondbacks prevailed 8-7.

The 25-year-old had given up nine earned runs over 8.1 innings in his previous two outings, but he bounced back with his fourth quality start of the season en route to his fifth win in this contest. Young has performed respectably in his 49 big-league innings this season, posting a 4.04 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 37:16 K:BB. He's scheduled to take the mound next on the road against the Giants on Monday.

August 16, 2019 11:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Struggles again in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (4-3) took the loss against the Giants on Thursday, completing five innings and giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out a pair.

Young found himself in hot water early, giving up a pair of first-inning runs while allowing the first four hitters to reach base. He settled down to keep San Francisco off the scoreboard in the following three frames but ran into trouble again in the fifth, allowing three runs on an RBI double by Buster Posey and a two-run homer off the bat of Evan Longoria. Young allowed only 10 earned runs in his first 34.2 innings this season but has now surrendered nine in 8.1 frames over his last two starts, both of which have resulted in losses. The 25-year-old will try to get back on track when he hosts the Rockies on Tuesday in his next scheduled start.

August 11, 2019 03:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Suffers second straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (4-2) struck out two and allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over 3.1 innings to take the loss against the Dodgers on Saturday.

It was Young's shortest start of the year, although the blame doesn't all fall on the 25-year-old's shoulders. The Diamondbacks produced just five baserunners in the contest, and only one of them advanced past first base. Over 38 innings this year, Young has a 3.32 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 31:13 K:BB. He'll look to get back on track in Thursday's series opener versus the Giants.

August 3, 2019 02:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Whiffs nine in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (4-1) struck out nine against the Nationals on Friday but was charged with the loss after allowing two runs on three hits and three walks over six innings.

Making just his sixth career start, Young was nearly lights out, whiffing a career-high nine batters without allowing any home runs. Despite the solid performance, the southpaw took his first loss of the year after his offense failed to provide any run support in a 3-0 shutout. Young now owns a 2.60 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 29:10 K:BB and will look to bounce back Wednesday against the Phillies.

August 2, 2019 04:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will start Friday against the Nationals instead of Saturday as originally scheduled, Steve Gilbert of reports.

A reason for the switch has not yet been provided. The decision has minimal fantasy impact, though he does now get to square off against Joe Ross instead of Stephen Strasburg.

July 28, 2019 12:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Earns fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (4-0) received the win Saturday against the Marlins after giving up two runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked one.

Young surrendered four runs and lasted only four innings in his previous start, so it was good to see him rebound to deliver a quality start Saturday. The 25-year-old has a 2.51 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 20:7 K:BB through his first five major-league starts and lines up to pitch Friday versus the Nationals.

July 21, 2019 08:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Experiences first rough start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young did not factor into the decision against the Brewers on Sunday, tossing four innings and giving up four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Young was staked to a 4-0 lead after three innings but fell apart in the fourth, loading the bases on a pair of walks and a single before serving up a grand slam to Tyler Saladino. Although he was allowed to finish the inning, Young did not return in the fifth after needing a season-high 80 pitches to make it through four frames. The lefty entered the game having given up only two earned runs in 18.2 innings and saw his ERA rise from 0.96 to 2.38 after Sunday's performance. He has nonetheless earned a spot in Arizona's rotation and is next scheduled to face the Marlins in Miami on Saturday.

July 17, 2019 07:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Stays undefeated
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (3-0) picked up the win in Tuesday's 9-2 victory over the Rangers, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out four.

It was a homecoming of sorts for the southpaw, who pitched for TCU just a few miles away from Globe Life Park during his college days, and Young certainly seemed comfortable -- only Joey Gallo, with a fourth-inning solo shot, was able to solve him. The rookie will take a 0.96 ERA and 13:3 K:BB through 18.2 innings into his next start Sunday, at home against the Brewers.

July 14, 2019 11:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Getting another start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young is listed as the Diamondbacks' scheduled starter for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

After Young tossed six scoreless innings to earn his second win of the season in the Diamondbacks' final game before the All-Star break July 7, there was little doubt that he would be awarded another turn through the rotation. In total, Young has allowed just one run on three hits and two walks in his first 13.1 big-league innings, but a .061 BABIP and 100 percent strand rate both suggest major regression is ahead for the lefty. Young could be in for a rude awakening when he takes the hill at the hitter-friendly Globe Life Park in Arlington after his first three MLB outings came in venues that skew more favorably to pitchers (Oracle Park, Dodger Stadium and Chase Field).

July 7, 2019 11:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Dazzles with six hitless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (2-0) picked up the win against Colorado on Sunday, pitching six innings and allowing only one baserunner via walk while striking out three.

In his second career start, Young simply dominated the Colorado offense, throwing 17 of 19 first pitches for strikes and allowing only a third-inning walk to Tony Wolters. He needed a mere 71 pitches to get through six innings but was pulled by manager Torey Lovullo in order to protect his arm. The rookie southpaw has now allowed only one run and three hits in 13.1 major-league innings this season in contrast to the unimpressive 6.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP he compiled in 20 minor-league appearances. With Taylor Clarke struggling mightily, there is an excellent chance that Young's marvelous Sunday will allow him to stick in the rotation following the break.

July 5, 2019 06:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Set to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will start Sunday's game against the Rockies.

The 25-year-old lefty has been quite good in his two big-league appearances so far and the team will reward him with another start in the first-half finale. While Young threw only 26 pitches in relief during his most recent outing, he threw 74 pitches and completed five frames in his debut June 27 and should be available for a similar workload Sunday.

July 4, 2019 12:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Impresses in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young did not allow a baserunner while striking out one over 2.1 innings of relief in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Young set down all seven batters faced and was in position for the win before the Diamondbacks' bullpen melted down in the ninth inning. He entered for ineffective starter Taylor Clarke, who threw 71 pitches (39 strikes) before departing with two outs in the fourth inning. It's unclear if Young will remain in the bullpen leading into the All-Star break. Manager Torey Lovullo opted to skip Young's turn through the rotation, but watching Clarke struggle again may give the manager second thoughts leading up to the break. Clarke lines up to pitch the final game of the first half against the Rockies on Sunday, but he will carry a 6.21 ERA into that start after posting a 7.36 ERA over his last eight outings.

June 29, 2019 11:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will not start Wednesday's game versus the Dodgers, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

Manager Torey Lovullo previously said Young was being considered to start Wednesday's contest in Los Angeles, but the team will instead turn to Merrill Kelly. Young pitched well in his major-league debut Thursday with only one run allowed over five innings, but it's now unclear when he'll next take the mound.

June 29, 2019 10:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: May throw against Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Torey Lovullo is considering Young to start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles next Wednesday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Young made an impressive debut Thursday and earned a second start. Arizona has a two-game set in Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday, a series bookended by off days Monday and Thursday. As such, Lovullo can tinker with the rotation, but it sounds like he wants to keep the order intact. "Just thinking out loud, I don't think I would really be in favor of mixing and matching things up so we could avoid something," Lovullo said. "That's kind of my thought right now. We'll sit down as a staff and figure out what the best options are moving forward. As it stands right now, (Taylor) Clarke and Young is the (way it lines up) and we'll keep it that way until something pops up." Things could change, but fantasy owners can anticipate Young making a second start next week.

June 28, 2019 11:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Earns win in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (1-0) earned the win Thursday after holding the Giants to one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five over five innings.

Overall, Young displayed impressive command in his big-league debut. The southpaw threw his first three pitches for balls but pulled it together to retire nine of the first 10 batters he faced. Young did not allow a hit until Brandon Belt's solo shot led off the fourth inning. The 25-year-old, who joined the Diamondbacks' rotation, went 2-3 with a 5.79 ERA over eight starts for Triple-A Reno. Clearly he was ready for some tougher competition, although his successful night could be chalked up to beginner's luck against a struggling offense. Either way, Young owns a shiny 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP at the major-league level. After Thursday's performance, the rookie is sure to earn additional opportunities on the hill, at least until Luke Weaver (forearm) returns.

June 28, 2019 10:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Promoted ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young had his contract selected from Triple-A Reno ahead of his scheduled start against the Giants on Thursday.

As expected, Young will join the big-league rotation. Prior to earning a promotion, the 25-year-old Young compiled a 5.79 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 32.2 innings (eight starts) with Reno. Assuming the southpaw holds his own in his big-league debut, he should be given an opportunity to stick in the rotation until Luke Weaver (forearm) returns. Steven Souza (knee) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to free up a 40-man spot for Young while Stefan Crichton was optioned to the minors to clear a spot on Arizona's active roster.

June 26, 2019 02:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Will make debut Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will be called up from Triple-A Reno to start Thursday against the Giants, Julia Stumbaugh and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic report.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed the left-handed Young will be ticketed for the big-league rotation for the series finale. Young has made eight starts in the Pacific Coast League this season, posting a 5.79 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 32.2 innings. Arizona is desperate for starting pitching, and Thursday's outing will present an opportunity for the 25-year-old Young to be part of the rotation going forward until Luke Weaver (forearm) is ready to return.

July 18, 2017 12:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Production taking hit in upper minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young has submitted a 4.63 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 63:39 K:BB over 81.2 innings with Double-A Jackson this season.

As is typical for most young left-handers, Young has struggled a bit in the transition to the high minors this season, with his walk and strikeout rates both trending in the wrong direction from the marks he posted between Low-A Kane County and High-A Visalia in 2016. The 23-year-old at least showed some minor improvement during his two starts last week, covering 11 innings while giving up three runs and posting a 9:5 K:BB. If he can close out the Southern League season on a high note, Young could be in store for a promotion to Triple-A Reno in 2018.

June 2, 2016 12:24 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Returns from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young (forearm) returned from the disabled list on Monday and allowed just one run on six hits and zero walks while striking out one over five innings.

One of the Diamondbacks' top pitching prospects in the lower levels of the minors, Young could move somewhat quickly to High-A if he can get on a nice run with Kane County over the coming months.

April 25, 2016 11:29 PM
Diamondbacks' Alex Young: Heads to DL with forearm sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Young will be placed on the 7-day DL with a forearm sprain, Nick Piecoro of azcentral Sports reports.

Young is off to a fantastic start at Single-A Kane County with a 1.29 ERA in three starts. Farm director Mike Bell only expects the rising prospect to miss a few starts with this "minor" injury.

Situational Stats
vs Milwaukee 4.000 9.00035
vs LHB 19.100 2.330717
vs RHB 29.200 5.160920
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Pitching Stats
2019ARI53 4.041090000 49.0402222721637
Total 53 4.041090000 49.0402222721637
Batting Stats
2019ARI1015110001000 .067 .067 .067
Total 1015110001000 .067 .067 .067
Fielding Stats
Total  109826001.000
More Pitching Stats
2019ARI35749 1.2021201 .221201 10.7 .3980
Total 35749 1.2021201 .221201 10.7 .3980
Minor League Pitching Stats
2015ASX-Hillsboro Hops00 1.5061001 6.05110015
2015R-Azl D-backs00 0.0011000 1.00000001
2016AFX-Kane County Cougars31 2.1699110 50.0391412121637
2016AFA-Visalia Rawhide27 4.591211100 68.27941351022156
2017AA-Jackson Generals99 3.682724000137.01256756121058103
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