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Chris Young | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/25/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'10" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
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Chris Young walked six while allowing one run over four innings Thursday against the Cardinals.
Young surrendered just one hit on the evening, a solo home run by Brandon Moss, but his inefficiency precluded him from qualifying for his third win. With the no-decision, he remained 2-7 with a 6.24 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 57 2/3 innings this year. An interleague date with the Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday isn't much more appealing for the right-hander. Jul 1 - 12:06 AM

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Chris Young was thrashed for seven earned runs in only 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

Nothing he threw was working. He walked four batters and gave up seven hits, two of which left the yard. He falls to 2-7 with a 6.54 ERA on the season. He has not been the same pitcher that went 11-6 with a 3.03 ERA last year. Young is striking out significantly more batters this year than last yet the results have been awful so far. Home runs have been the culprit as he has already given up an eye-popping 21 longballs in 53 2/3 innings after giving up 16 homers in 123 1/3 innings last year.
Jun 25 - 11:22 PM

Chris Young tossed six innings of one-run ball Sunday in a no-decision against the Royals.

Kansas City won the game in the bottom of the 13th inning on walkoff RBI single from Cheslor Cuthbert. Young pitched as well as he has all season over the first six frames, yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out seven. He lowered his ERA from 6.15 to 5.61. A home start against the Astros is next.
Jun 19 - 5:55 PM

Chris Young gave up two runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Indians.

Making his first start in 10 days, Young once again failed to get through five innings, the sixth time in nine starts he's fell short of qualifying for a win. The 37-year-old has a 6.15 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 45 1/3 innings. It's hard to envision the Royals continuing to run him out there as long as they've got postseason aspirations.
Jun 14 - 11:15 PM

Chris Young proved ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Indians, allowing five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Four of the five runs on Young's line scored courtesy of solo home runs by Mike Napoli, Tyler Naquin, Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor. The latter three all whacked their dingers in the fifth inning. In 10 games (eight starts), Young has pitched to a tough 6.37 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. If the Royals give him another opportunity in the rotation, it would come on the road against the White Sox. Another start is by no means guaranteed.
Jun 5 - 6:48 PM

Royals activated RHP Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list.

The veteran right-hander will work out of the bullpen, at least initially, upon his return. He registered a troublesome 6.88 ERA in his seven starts before hitting the disabled list, so he'll have to prove his worth in long relief before he gets another shot at the starting rotation.
May 28 - 11:37 AM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday that when Chris Young (forearm) returns from the disabled list, it will be as a reliever.

He could be activated as soon as this weekend. Yost did at that he expects Young to eventually rejoin the rotation, but for now he'll be used in long relief.
May 27 - 5:19 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said Chris Young (forearm) looked "fantastic" in Thursday's simulated game.

Young was placed on the disabled list with a strained forearm earlier this month but has made a quick recovery and should return to the Royals' rotation in relatively short order. The right-hander pitched surprisingly well during Kansas City's postseason run last year but has struggled to a 6.88 ERA over seven starts in 2016.
May 26 - 6:14 PM

Chris Young (forearm) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

Young said it went well, and that he's planning for a simulated appearance Thursday or Friday. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 12 with a forearm strain and he had a brutal 6.88 ERA over his first seven starts. He shouldn't be owned in standard fantasy formats.
May 24 - 6:04 PM

Royals placed RHP Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm muscle strain.

Young was diagnosed with the injury on Wednesday after yielding five home runs to the Yankees on Monday night. He had registered a 6.88 ERA over his first seven starts this season. This could be a lengthy DL stint.
May 12 - 2:43 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said that Chris Young has a muscle strain at the top of his forearm.

Young coughed up five homers to the Yankees on Monday and subsequently underwent an MRI on his right forearm. The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd wrote that Young was expected out at least a week and could possibly hit the disabled list. The veteran right-hander owned a troubling 6.68 ERA through his first seven starts.
May 12 - 12:00 AM

Chris Young is flying back to Kansas City to undergo an MRI on his right forearm.

That might help explain why he looked so hittable on Monday night against the Yankees, yielding a franchise-record-tying five solo home runs in just 2 2/3 innings. Dillon Gee is already slated to start in his place Saturday versus the Braves and could now get an extended look in the Kansas City rotation. Young, 36, holds a 6.68 ERA in seven starts this season.
May 10 - 4:54 PM

Chris Young will pitch out of the bullpen this weekend.

Dillon Gee is going to take his spot in the rotation on a temporary basis, starting Saturday against the Braves. Young gave up five solo homers over just 2 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees and he has a 6.68 ERA in 32 1/3 total innings (seven starts) this season.
May 10 - 4:26 PM

Chris Young gave up five solo homers in 2 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

The five home runs allowed tied the club record. Three of them came in the third inning, including the second homer of the night for Carlos Beltran. The 36-year-old right-hander owns an ugly 6.68 ERA with 13 home runs allowed through his first seven starts this season. He’s not long for a rotation spot at this point.
May 9 - 10:05 PM

Chris Young lasted just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Nationals.

Young's final line doesn't look awful, but he served up two home runs and got into a bases loaded jam in the fifth when Royals manager Ned Yost finally pulled the plug. It was the third time in six starts that Young has failed to get out of the fifth inning, and he's gone six innings or more just once. He's got a 5.76 ERA and 1.45 WHIP heading into Monday's start at the Yankees.
May 4 - 1:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Whit Merrifield
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Brett Eibner
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Dillon Gee
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins