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Jacob Young

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Jacob Young
Name: Jacob Young
Born: Jul 27, 1999 in
College: Florida
High School: Ponte Vedra (Fla.) HS
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 7th round (203rd overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2021 (signed for $275,000)
Perhaps if Jud Fabian wasn’t beside him in the outfield Young would get a bit more recognition or excitement from the scouting industry. As it stands, Young is an above-average runner who patrols left field for the Gators and has quietly been a .330/.400/.447 hitter over his three-year career in Gainesville. Standing at 6 feet, 175 pounds, Young certainly doesn’t look like a corner outfielder, but it would make all the sense in the world for a team to draft him and give him a chance to prove he can’t play in the middle of the outfield at the next level. He has the speed and has shown solid route running and athleticism in left field, though his arm might make right field a tougher sell. Young is a contact bat offensively, with below-average raw power, but he led the Gators in hits (80), doubles (16), runs (56) and stolen bases (13) this spring. While he doesn’t have a carrying tool, he does some things well and his track record of hitting in the SEC should give him a shot for a club that values that sort of statistical performance.
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