Michael Young: Season is 'great learning experience'
|Michael Young talks about his season, rookie Jurickson Profar, the Rangers' mental approach and more. |
Before last night’s 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians, Young was a guest on Rangers Baseball Tonight on the Texas Rangers ESPN Radio Network. Young was 1-for-3 with an RBI single and recorded his first walk since August 23 versus Minnesota. His batting average stayed at .265. If the season ended today, that would be his lowest batting average since the 2002 season when he hit .262.
Additional “interesting” results include a .651 OPS, .285 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) and -1.6 WAR. He’s never had a negative wins above replacement rating.
Young also discussed the recent road trip in which he hit three key home runs to raise his season total to seven. Young talked about Jurickson Profar and the rookie’s extra-inning hitting tactic. Young described the Rangers' mental approach being three games up in the standings, and his physical conditioning this time of year. Listen to the podcast.
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