Chris Young Profile
Christopher Brandon Young is an American award-winning Analyst and former professional outfielder and baseball outfielder working at MLB Network serving as an analyst.
Chris Young Education
Young went to St. Thomas More Elementary/Middle School and later on, joined Bellaire High School where he attained his High School Diploma. While in high school, he started his baseball career and won All-State honors his senior year. He suffered a shattered radius and ulna while trying to catch a fly ball hit by Chad Huffman who was playing for Elkins High School. He also went to Houston Baptist University where he studied. On December 16, 2021, he graduated from Arizona State University where he attained his Bachelor’s Degree.
Chris Young Career
Young serves as an analyst at MLB Network. Prior to working as an analyst at MLB Networks, he was a professional outfielder and baseball outfielder and played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for several teams including Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, and Boston Red Sox.
During his career as an outfielder and baseball outfielder, he accumulated 590 RBI, 1,109 hits, 191 home runs, 668 runs scored, and 142 stolen bases in 1,465 Major League games. He started off his career in 2006 playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks till his departure in 2012. His next stop was at the Oakland Athletics from 2013 to 2014.
Chris Young Age
Young was born on September 5, 1983, in Houston, Texas, U.S. He is therefore 39 years old as of 2022.
Chris Young Height
Young stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches.
Chris Young Family
Young was born and raised in Texas, USA by his mother Carolyn Young, and father, Robert Young. His mother worked as a real estate agent while his father worked as a mechanic. In addition to that, he also has a cousin named Jarrett Higgins, a college baseball player who went to Oklahoma State University. Young donated to J. J. Watt’s relief fundraising after the 2017 Hurricane Harvey which destroyed Houston, Texas.
Chris Young Wife
Young is happily married to his wife, Kristin Young, and together celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary on January 19, 2023. The couple is also proud to be parents to their two daughters, the oldest named Amaia Young who was born in 2015. Their second daughter was born in October 2018.
Chris Young Salary
Being one of the top Analysts and former professional outfielder and baseball outfielder for MLB Network, Young earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Chris Young Net Worth
Young has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Analyst and former professional outfielder and baseball outfielder.
Chris Young Awards and Honors
- 2003 – Appalachian League All-Star OF
- 2005 – Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star OF
- 2005 – Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Year
- 2010 – Diamondbacks MVP Award
- 2007 – Diamondbacks Rookie of the Year
Chris Young Baseball Career
Chris Young: Arizona Diamondbacks
Young played at Arizona Diamondbacks from 2006 to 2012 with Luis Vizcaíno and Orlando Hernández. On joining the team, he was a Baseball America 2nd team Minor League All-Star outfielder and Triple-A All-Star outfielder. On August 18, 2006, he made his major league debut and was the Diamondbacks’ everyday center fielder in the 2007 season.
Chris Young: Chicago White Sox
Young played for the Chicago White Sox from 2001 to 2005 where he was selected in the 16th round of the 2001 MLB Draft. However, he suffered a shattered radius and ulna while trying to catch a fly ball hit by Chad Huffman. In addition to that, he was honored as the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Year in 2005 and Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star outfielder.
Chris Young: Los Angeles Angels
Young joined the Los Angeles Angels after signing the $2 million one-year deal contract with the team on February 18, 2018. However, he was ruled out on August 5th after he suffered a hip injury and had to undergo hip surgery. After a month, he came back and played for the team and hit a career-low .168 in 56 games.
Chris Young MLB Network
Young is working at MLB Network where he works alongside other famous MLB Network anchors and reporters including;
- Cliff Floyd
- Peter Gammons
- Lauren Gardner
- Jon Heyman
- Brian Kenny
- Al Leiter
- Mike Lowell
- Melanie Newman
- Dan O’Dowd
- Jake Peavy
- Carlos Peña
- Hunter Pence
- Dan Plesac
- Bo Porter
- Albert Pujols