- Full name Corey H. Young
- Born 12/30/1986 in Shrewsbury, NJ
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: L
- School Seton Hall
Drafted in the 12th round (363rd overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2008.
View Draft ReportThe top college player in New Jersey is lefthander Corey Young, who went 8-4, 3.52 with 78 strikeouts and 25 walks in 79 innings as Seton Hall's ace this spring. Young stands out for his feel for pitching, competitiveness and deception from a high three-quarters arm slot. He pounds the zone with a solid three-pitch mix, including an 86-90 mph fastball with sink and armside run, an average 11-to-5 curveball and an average changeup. He knows how to add and subtract from his stuff and he sometimes drops his arm slot to get even more movement on his fastball. Young is not overly physical at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, and he profiles as a middle reliever in pro ball. He could be drafted anywhere from the seventh to the 12th round.