Photo courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
Photo courtesy of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
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Jared Young Named Cubs Minor League Player of the Year

September 18, 2018
By ODU Athletics

CHICAGO -- Former Old Dominion star Jared Young has been the Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Young, 23, batted .300 (134-for-447) with 19 doubles, eight triples, 16 homers and 76 RBI in 120 games this season between South Bend and Advanced-A Myrtle Beach. The Canada native began the year with South Bend, hitting .313 (81-for-259) with 13 doubles, six triples, 10 homers and 53 RBI in 69 games as he earned Midwest League mid-season All-Star honors. Named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for June, he batted .340 (34-for-100) with four doubles, two triples, five homers and 27 RBI on the month before being promoted to Myrtle Beach, July 7.

Since making his pro debut in 2017 with Single-A Eugene, Young has batted .290 (170-for-587) with 25 doubles, nine triples, 17 homers and 91 RBI in 159 career contests. He has appeared in 82 games at first base, 33 games at second base, 21 games in left field and one game at shortstop.

Read the Cubs' full release here.

At ODU, Young was an All-American second baseman. In his lone season as a Monarch in 2017, he hit .367 with seven home runs and 34 RBIs. Overall, Young led ODU in 11 different offensive categories that season for a team that went 37-21.

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