MLB Pipeline names Andy Young (West Fargo HS grad) one of top 2B prospects
January 20, 2020 3:15 pm
By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
WEST FARGO – Former West Fargo High School baseball standout Andy Young continues to pile up some impressive accolades as he continues to climb the ranks of professional baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.
MLB Pipeline, a Major League Baseball Draft and prospect media organization, named Young as one of Major League Baseball’s Top 10 Second Base prospects heading into the 2020 season. Young checked in at No. 10 on the MLB Pipeline ranking list of second base prospects.
Young, a 2012 graduate of West Fargo High School, was the 2012 North Dakota High School Coaches Association Class A Senior Player of the Year in 2012 and also was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year that spring helping the Packers to a state championship.
Young was named to the Diamondbacks’ 40-man roster on November 20, 2019 following a successful season between Double-A (Jackson Generals) and Triple-A (Reno Aces) where he combined to hit 29 home runs and hit for a .271 average.
Prior to the 2019 season, Young was part of a blockbuster trade between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Diamondbacks that was headlined by Arizona shipping perennial all-star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis in exchange for a multiple-player package that included Young. St. Louis drafted Young in the 37th Round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Diamondbacks position players report to Spring Training on February 16 with first full workouts starting on February 17.