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  AJ Young
AJ  Young

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gila Bend, Ariz.

High School:
Gila Bend HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220

Position:
C

Experience:
3L

06/14/2013

Follow the Utes in Summer Ball

05/20/2013

Utah Baseball Sweeps Kansas With 13-Inning, 7-6 Victory

Cory Hunt wins it with a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning.

05/10/2013

Utah Baseball Defeats Washington, 5-4 in 10 Innings

Luke West strikes out all five batters he faced in relief, Cory Hunt's RBI single drives in game-winning run.

04/20/2013

Utah Baseball Comeback Falls Short vs. USC, 7-4

Three runs in ninth create late drama

04/19/2013

Utah Baseball Earns First Shutout of the Year With 10-0 Win Over USC

Mitch Watrous has five strikeouts, Kody Davis goes 4-for-5.

2015: Played in 52 games with 51 starts, making 48 starts at catcher with three starts at designated hitter ... second on the team with a .297 batting average ... tied for seventh in the Pac-12 in doubles (15) while 12 doubles in Pac-12 play was the most in conference games ... team-high .446 slugging percentage ... tied for second on the team with a .407 on-base percentage ... third on the team with 24 RBI ... second on the team with 27 walks ... 52 hits ... three home runs ... 15 multiple-hit games ... seven multiple-RBI games ... 23-game reached-base streak (3/21 - 5/5) ... caught 20 runners stealing behind the plate to rank second in the Pac-12 ... two doubles in a 2-for-4 performance at Arizona (3/13) ... 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI with a home run against UCLA (3/22) ... 2-for-3 with a triple vs. BYU (3/24) ... put down a bunt on a squeeze play to tie the game against No. 6 Arizona State in the ninth inning in a 2-for-3, two-RBI performance that included a home run (4/2) ... hit .583 (7-of-12) with four RBI in three games against Southeastern Louisiana, going 3-for-4 in game one, 2-for-3 with three RBI in game two and went 2-for-5 and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in game three (4/10-12) ... 3-for-3 with four RBI, three doubles and four runs scored against Stanford (4/19) ... three doubles against Stanford was the most in a game by a Pac-12 player ... 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored vs. Utah Valley (5/5).

2014: Played in 30 games with 22 starts (13 at catcher, nine at DH) ... spent part of the season sidelined with an injury ... hit .203 with nine RBI and six runs scored ... one double ... .372 on-base percentage ... 16 walks ... 3-for-3 in game one against Sacramento State and drove in three of Utah's four runs in game two of the series (2/15-16) ... drove in Utah's only run against fourth-ranked Oregon State in game two, going 2-for-4 with a double (3/15) ... 3-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored against Utah Valley (3/18) ... 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks against Washington in game three (5/4) ... RBI single in the ninth inning as part of a three-run comeback win over BYU (5/13).

2013: Played in 38 games with 32 starts, making 20 starts at catcher and 12 at DH ... hit .211 and tied for the team lead with three home runs ... three doubles and nine RBI ... 13 runs scored ... 2-for-3 against LMU (2/17) ... hit first career home run against UC Davis (2/23) in a 2-for-4 performance with two RBI ... 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored vs. UC Davis (2/25) ... hit .429 (3-for-7) in two games against California, going 2-for-3 with a walk in game three of the series (3/16-17) ... hit a home run against 2013 No. 1 MLB draft pick Mark Appel, one of two home runs Appel surrendered during his senior year in a 2-for-4 performance (3/22) ... 2-for-5 vs. Utah Valley (4/16) ... 2-for-3 with two walks vs. USC (4/19).

High School: Four-time all-state at Gila Bend HS, earning first-team honors as a senior ... two-time all-region ... MaxPreps 2012 Small Schools second-team All-American ... Arizona Coaches Association Division VI Player of the Year ... Section III Player of the Year ... 2012 Perfect Game First-Team All-Region ... 4-3 record on the mound with 101 strikeouts with a 1.00 ERA in 49 innings pitched as a senior ... .509 batting average, 26 RBI, 9 doubles, 4 home runs ... hit .639 with 40 RBI and 21 doubles as a junior ... 3.17 ERA, 9-1 record and 104 strikeouts ... 2011 Area Code Games ... hit .520 as a sophomore with 53 RBI and 15 doubles, leading Gila Bend to a state championship ... 2.10 ERA, 8-1 record with four saves ... 25 strikeouts ... 2010 National Team Identification Series.

Major: Health Promotion and Education

Young, AJ


Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2013....  .211  38-32   109   13   23   3   0   3    9   35  .321  16   3  39   3  .328   0   0   0-0    129  22   3  .981
2014....  .203  30-22    74    6   15   1   0   0    9   16  .216  16   4  29   2  .372   0   3   0-0     85   9   2  .979
2015....  .297  52-51   175   23   52  15   1   3   24   78  .446  27   6  49   3  .407   1   0   3-6    296  41   6  .983
TOTAL...  .251 120-105  358   42   90  19   1   6   42  129  .360  59  13 117   8  .376   1   3   3-6    510  72  11  .981

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