Arizona Diamondbacks Sign 2nd Round Pick Alex Young

By Thomas Lynch

Jun 16, 2015; Omaha, NE, USA; TCU Horned Frogs pitcher Alex Young (23) pitches in the seventh inning against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the 2015 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Vanderbilt defeated TCU 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with second-round draft pick Alex Young, per Steve Gilbert and Jim Callis at Young, a left-handed pitcher from TCU, helped the Horned Frogs reach the semifinals of the College World Series. The Junior was 9-3 in 16 starts (17 total appearances) with an ERA of 2.22.  He struck out 103 batters in 97 1/3 innings allowing 75 hits and 22 walks. Young will begin his pro career with the D’backs’ Rookie League team in Arizona.

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