Left handed outfielder: Gap to gap hitter with plus speed and Power, Team Captain available 2023-24 Winter & 2024 Summer
Name: Jalen Young
DOB: July 27, 2000
Date Available: November 9, 2023Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): 1B
College: Paine College; Florida Memorial University
I am a complete hitter who can drive the ball to all parts of the field with plenty of pop to hit the long ball. My biggest strength is my speed as a 6.5 runner I am capable of stealing 2nd & 3rd base any time I get on base. Therefore, I can score a lot of runs as well as drive them in. a perfect hitter for the heart of your lineup. I am defensively sound. I have plenty of range to play center field and throw mid to high 80’s from the outfield.
I am secondary first basemen. I can pick the ball and field ground balls at a high level. I have good height which makes me a good throwing target & long legs to work the bag.
I consider myself a selfless player putting the team before me. Rather on the field or in the dugout I am doing everything to help the team win & I will bring great energy to the game! As being new on a ball club I will come ready to compete for a spot on the filed while getting to know my teammates and coaches. I am always willing to put in extra work on my own as this is something that I love to do & strive to be the best version of myself everyday. I am more than willing to help a teammate out on or off the field.
At Florida Memorial University I was nominated by my coaching staff as Captain of the baseball team. In this role I helped lead my team to the conference playoffs for the first time in 5 years. In addition, I was the most outstanding player in the program’s first ever national championship after winning the Black College World Series.
As a coach my biggest strength is teaching the mental side of the game. I can help develop hitters to have right mentality & mechanics at the plate. I can also help improve base running from stealing, to making a single into a double, and scoring from second. I teach fundamentals daily so I have plenty of drills to improve any aspect of a fielder or hitters game.
I want to take my career over seas because of my love for baseball. I think it will be a good experience & keeps me in the game of baseball. I want to compete at the highest level possible so where ever I land I plan to dominate & prove that I am capable of competing as a professional baseball player.
My schedule consist of me waking up early to work out, hit, and go to work. I work at a baseball facility and serve as a hitting instructor. This keeps my mind sharp as I am always talking about the game of baseball and my training helps me stay ready for my opportunity. Working at a hitting facility gives me access to a pitching machine so I can get reps off a high velocity daily. In addition I do live ab’s occasionally.
|2023||Assistant Coach||Dunwoody Diablos 15U||High School||Focused on infield & outfield development & worked with all players on base running, hitting, speed and agility.|
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|2022||Florida Memorial University||32||118||21||41||7||4||2||27||8||24||14||1||.347||.389||.525|
|2023||Florida Memorial University||44||166||43||53||6||2||2||26||23||35||23||2||.319||.412||.416|