• Full name Wyatt Hee-Wah Asami Young
  • Born 12/05/1999 in Honolulu, HI
  • Profile Ht.: 5'6" / Wt.: 160 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Pepperdine
  • Drafted in the 15th round (442nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2021 (signed for $125,000).
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    The 5-foot-7 Young stood out for his instincts and advanced feel for the game as a high schooler in Hawaii, but he needed to prove himself in college before teams were ready to invest in him. He did his part by batting .318 over three years as a starter in Pepperdine’s middle infield and hit .338 in the Cape Cod League before his junior year. Young is a supreme contact hitter with a short, handsy swing from the left side. He has an aggressive approach and doesn’t walk much, but he stays in the strike zone, rarely swings and misses and has a chance to be an average hitter simply because he puts the ball in play so often. Young has well below-average power and hit only four home runs in three years at Pepperdine. He occasionally lifts the ball into the gaps for doubles, but he’s primarily a singles hitter who uses his excellent bat control to direct the ball through holes in the defense. Young is a fringe-average runner and with below-average arm strength projects to be a second baseman long term. His instincts help him position himself well and make plays he otherwise might not be able to. Those who like Young see an instinctive player who makes a lot of contact from the left side and has a track record of playing above his tools. Others see an undersized second baseman with little power or speed and have limited interest.

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Career Transactions

  • SS Wyatt Young assigned to Syracuse Mets from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
  • SS Wyatt Young assigned to Syracuse Mets from Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
  • SS Wyatt Young and assigned to New York Mets.

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