Texas Rangers’ 2022 Draft Prospects: SS Carter Young
There are some pundits who believe had Vandy’s Carter Young been eligible for the 2021 MLB Draft, he would’ve been the first shortstop off the board. In a class that had Marcelo Mayer, Kahlil Watson and Jordan Lawlar in it, that’s awfully high praise.
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Young was Jack Leiter’s teammate on the Commodores, so the two would obviously be familiar with each other. Also, Vanderbilt is a college baseball powerhouse.
He’s projected as a plus defender at shortstop with a good arm. With the bat, Young can hit switch, a huge asset to his game, and does well from both sides of the plate.
Young is also compared to former Vandy product and current Brave Dansby Swanson, who has turned into a productive regular for Atlanta. That’s about all you could ever hope for out of a draftee.
With the Rangers linked to shortstops in 2021, it’s likely they’ll explore the idea of drafting one in 2022. If Carter Young is there when they pick, he’ll surely be in consideration.