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Jason Young, rhp
Stanford


Young led the nation with 178 strikeouts last year, but he has been erratic this spring as questions about high pitch counts have resurfaced. He struggled early with tightness in his shoulder, yet then he went on a streak where he won 12 games in a row. When he's at the top of his game, Young's stuff is devastating. His fastball tops out at 94 mph and he complements it with an excellent changeup. He has a playable curve. Young's pure stuff is considered better than that of teammate Justin Wayne because he's taller and has more leverage. His mechanics are not as refined. If Young reaches his ceiling, he would be a No. 1 or 2 big league starter.

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