Chavez Young Homers On Rehab Assignment In Single A

As of Tuesday, May 24, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#CHAVEZ Young continues to work his way back from an early season injury in his second stint with the Dunedin Blue Jay of the Single-A Florida State League.

#Young had a perfect day at the plate (3-3) and hit his first home run of the season in Blue Jays’ 4-0 win over the Daytona Tortugas on May 20 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona, Florida.

#The 24-year-old Toronto Blue Jays prospect initially intended to begin the season at the Triple A level with the Buffalo Bison of the International League (April 5), but was placed on rehab assignment with Dunedin on May 14.

#Through five games he is hitting .278 and slugging .444 with one stolen base.

#Young spent the 2019 season in Dunedin and 111 games he hit .247 with 99 hits and 43 RBI. He also had an .669 OPS, slugged .354 with 24 stolen bases, 53 runs scored, 17 doubles, four triples, and six home runs.

#Following the pandemic-cancelled 2020 season, he progressed to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the AA Eastern League. He appeared in 78 games with the Fisher Cats and hit .265 with 74 hits and 52 RBI. He also had an .758 OPS, slugged .409 with 20 stolen bases, 41 runs scored, 15 doubles, two triples, and seven home runs.

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