Team Captain, 1B/OF Power Hitter with Division I experience available in 2022
Name: Owen Young
DOB: June 21, 1997
Date Available: June 21, 2022
Positions (alt): 2B, 3B, RF, LF
College: University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff; Huntington University
Owen is a gap-to-gap hitter with power. His exit velocity ranges from the high 90s (mph) to the low-100s. He is a good defender at both first base and the corner outfield positions, so he adds flexibility to a roster. He can also fill in at third base, if necessary.
He is a vocal leader who tries to keep the team loose. He is the type who continually works to find ways to improve his game. He grew up around the game, since both his father and uncle are former major-league players.
He continues to work out and train on a regular basis, having just completed his last season of college ball.
Experience at NAIA and NCAA Division I levels in the U.S.
Starting first baseman and team captain for NCAA Division I club
Starting first baseman/DH and team captain for club that reached the NAIA national tournament
In three NAIA seasons, averaged .285 with .329 on-base percentage, and .998 fielding percentage
Owen wants to extend his playing career, play at a high level and experience different parts of the world.
Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.)
Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Host Family.
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season.
Prior engagements: Yes, a wedding in September.
Recent injuries/illnesses: No
Traveling with a companion: No
Educational background: I have gotten two degrees in college and will be finished with my third in August. I have an associates degree and a bachelors degree in Sociology. After the summer ends, I will have my MBA in Finance.
Dmitri Young, Camarillo HS baseball coach – “Owen has a positive impact upon stepping on the field. He’s uplifting and encouraging to both his teammates and coaches. He has respect for the game and always sets great examples to others by hustling on and off the field, running balls out, playing with enthusiasm and playing the game like it’s supposed to be played. He has a high Baseball IQ because he grew up in the locker room and picked all the brains of myself and my brother’s teammates. He’s always wanting and willing to help, whether it’s pinch hitting or playing multiple positions, anything to get better and help the team win. A ‘MUST HAVE’ for your team.”