- Full name Jared M. Young
- Born 07/09/1995 in Prince George, BC, Canada
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
- School Old Dominion
- Debut 09/16/2022
Drafted in the 15th round (465th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2017 (signed for $100,000).
View Draft ReportAfter one season at Division II Minot State (N.D.) and a year at Connors State (Okla.) JC, Young hit .367/.441/.580 this year for Old Dominion. He's a native of Prince George, B.C.
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Track Record: Young played for three colleges in three years, starting at Division II Minot State before moving to Connors State (Okla.) JC and then to Old Dominion for his draft season. He hit well at all three stops, leading the Cubs to take a flyer on him with the hope that he would develop in the same way many of their hitters have over the years.
Scouting Report: Young was the best pure hitter on his high Class A Myrtle Beach team, and his numbers followed accordingly. He finished fourth in the organization in home runs (16), second in RBIs (76) and first in batting average among players at full-season affiliates (.300). He produces above-average raw power from his lefthanded stroke, though most of his home runs came to the pull side. He's an average runner and a competent defender at first base with enough athleticism to make some believe he could hack it in the outfield.
The Future: After a full season at Myrtle Beach, Young should get his first taste of the upper levels at Double-A Tennessee. He's got a tough profile and will have to hit his way to the big leagues.
- Canada activated 2B Jared Young.