Thursday, December 25, 2014

Baseball: Tyler Young picked by Tampa Bay Rays

Louisville junior third baseman Tyler Young, a 2010 graduate of Malvern Prep, was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh round (No. 218 overall) of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft.

Baseball: Tyler Young picked by Tampa Bay Rays

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Louisville junior third baseman Tyler Young, who starred at Malvern Prep in 2009 and 2010, was picked in the seventh round (No. 218 overall) of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft. (Photo: University of Louisville)

Louisville junior third baseman Tyler Young, a 2010 graduate of Malvern Prep, was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh round (No. 218 overall) of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft.

Through 61 games this season, the 5-foot-10, 178-pounder was batting .349 (76 for 218) with 57 RBIs and 54 runs. He had 13 doubles, seven triples, four home runs, and a .528 slugging percentage.

In his senior season at Malvern Prep, Young, a slick-fielding shortstop, batted .508 with 46 runs, 38 RBIs, 20 stolen bases, 13 triples, nine homers, and seven doubles. He was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection.

As a junior, he helped lead the Friars to a 22-6 record and a final No. 3 area ranking.

Young's brother, CJ, played for Coatesville. As a shortstop and leadoff man, he played a key role in the Red Raiders' 21-7 campaign.

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
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Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

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