Carter Young, Vanderbilt SS transfer to LSU, makes decision about MLB plans
Carter Young, a shortstop who transferred from Vanderbilt to LSU this offseason, has decided on his plans to begin his professional career.
Geoff Pontes of Baseball America reported that Young would sign with the Baltimore Orioles for $1.325 million after he was drafted in the 17th round of the MLB Draft.
Last season, Young started 53 games with a .207 batting average with 39 hits, 6 doubles, 3 triples and 7 home runs. He also added 26 RBI and had a .949 fielding percentage while committing 11 errors.
In his three-year career with Vanderbilt, Young appeared in 135 games with a .244 career batting average with 119 hits, 24 doubles, 8 triples, and 23 home runs. He had a career fielding percentage of .958 with 20 total errors.
Per sources the #Orioles have signed 17th round pick SS, Carter Young for $1.325 million. Young hit 23 home runs with an .807 OPS over 135 games with Vanderbilt. He transferred to LSU following the season.
— Geoff Pontes (@GeoffPontesBA) August 1, 2022
— MLB Draft (@MLBDraft) July 19, 2022
Young is a native of Selah, Washington, and was instrumental as Vanderbilt’s starting shortstop in 2021 in leading the Commodores to the College World Series Finals. It was that season when he his a team-high 16 homers and drove in 52 runs.