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Carter Young

| SS
High School: Selah (Wash.) HS
State: Wash.
Commitment: Vanderbilt

Ht.: 6'0"
Wt.: 177 lbs
Bats: B
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Young made a name for himself after performing well with the 2017 USA Baseball 18U national team as an underclassman, manning second base and showing a solid bat at the plate. Coming into the 2019 draft cycle with high expectations, Young struggled over the summer with the bat and his stock fell accordingly. A 6-foot, 177-pound shortstop, Young doesn’t have a plus tool but he is solid across the board. He’s an average runner with an above-average arm. While scouts might have been willing to put an average hit tool on him a year ago, that grade has backed up after Young showed inconsistent contact this spring and swung and missed more frequently than he has in the past. Young has quick hands and a short, simple bat path, but he has limited raw power. He is most polished on the defensive side, where he has terrific actions and could play either middle infield spot. He probably fits best at second base long term, where he has excellent footwork turning the double play, a quick exchange and the ability to make accurate throws while off-balance and without his feet set. A Vanderbilt commit, Young could be a tough sign unless he’s drafted in the first few rounds, and his performance last summer likely doesn’t warrant that draft capital for most teams right now. He could significantly boost his stock if he gets to college and hits like he has in the past, however.

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