Chesny Young was named Southern League Player of the Month for April
One of the less heralded players in the Cubs’ system has adjusted rather well to pitching in the Southern League. Chesny Young won the Carolina League Batting Title last season and he’s picked up at Double-A Tennessee where he left off with High-A Myrtle Beach.
Chesny Young was named Southern League Player of the Month for April on Tuesday.
Young hit .402/.505/.524 in 22 games in April with two doubles, a triple and two home runs for a 1.029 OPS.
Young was 33-for-82 with 16 walks, seven strikeouts and 11 stolen bases. Young had two, four-hit games and a total of 10 multiple hit games last month.
Chesny Young enters play Wednesday batting .375/.481/.489 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs for a .970 OPS. Young has 43 total bases in 24 games with 17 walks and eight strikeouts.
Young leads the Southern League in hits (33) and batting average (.375). Young is second in on-base percentage (.481) behind teammate Bijan Rademacher (.493), ninth in slugging percentage (.489), third in OPS (.970) and third in walks (18). Young’s 43 total bases is good enough for fifth in the Southern League.
The Cubs selected Chesny Young in the 14th round of the 2014 draft. The 23-year old utility man has played only second base in 23 games this season. Over three years in the Cubs’ system, Young has played second base, shortstop, third base, first base and both left and right field.
In 198 minor league games over four levels of the Cubs system, Chesny Young has put together a .328/.401/.403 slash line with 34 doubles, seven triples and three home runs for a .804 OPS. Young has swiped 35 bases with 88 walks and 91 strikeouts in 861 plate appearances.