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Chris Young

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Chris Young
Name: Christopher Ryan Young
Born: May 25, 1979 in Dallas, Texas USA
High School: Highland Park HS, Dallas
College: Princeton
Ht.: 6'10" / Wt.: 255 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career546.13.661.202.457.61
Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000 (signed for $1,650,000)
The 6-foot-11 Young may be the best two-sport athlete in the country. He has starred on the Princeton basketball team for two years, and his 1.05 ERA in mid-May led all Division I pitchers. Despite his size and limited pitching experience, he already has a sound delivery and command of three pitches, including an 88-92 mph fastball--and scouts say he could still add another 3-5 mph. As a draft-eligible sophomore, his most attractive option would be to sign a professional baseball contract and continue playing college basketball, but the Ivy League is the only Division I conference that prohibits an athlete from being a professional in one sport and an amateur in another. Because he projects as a role player in the NBA, Young's greatest impact is probably in baseball.
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