INF Jared Young, 15th round (465th overall) - Chicago Cubs - Signed $100,000
With their 15th round pick (465th overall), the Chicago Cubs selected infielder Jared Young.
Hometown: Prince George, BC
Height/Weight: 6’1” 180 lbs.
School: Old Dominion
Scout: Billy Swoope
Coaches: Chris Finwood.
Former coaches: Perry Keith, Brock Weppler.
Previous Schools: Connors State, Minot State
2017 season at Old Dominion: Batted .367 with 19 doubles, four triples, seven homers and 34 RBIs. He had an 1.021 OPS in 58 games. ... Led the Monarchs in 11 offensive categories, including average (.367), triples (4), home runs (7), runs (57), stolen bases (9) and OPS (1.021) ... Set a ODU single-season record for hit by pitches with 18 ... Hit a scorching .433 in Conference USA games, which led the league by over 20 points ... Hit .667 with five home runs and 11 RBIs during the April 10 week, including a two-home run game against VMI (only multi-HR game by an ODU player in 2017) ... Committed just six errors in 58 games at second base for a fielding percentage of .974 ... Held a reached base streak of 32 games during the season, along with an 18-game hitting streak ... Recorded 24 multi-hit games, including five four-hit games.
2016 season at Connors: Batted .480 with 15 doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 54 RBIs ... Had a 1.295 OPS in 57 games.
2015 season at Minot State: Hit .398 with 18 doubles, two triples, five homers and 35 RBIs ... Had an 1.080 OPS in 44 games.
Honours: 2017 season at Old Dominion _ A Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball News ... Conference USA Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-C-USA selection ... C-USA All-Academic Team selection ... Became first ODU All-American since Ben Verlander in 2013 ... A two-time C-USA Hitter of the Week (March 27, April 10) and was also a Collegiate Baseball News National Player of the Week on April 10 ... 2016 season at Connors _ Finished his final semester in business studies with a 3.94 grade point average (on a scale of 4.0).