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Ernie YoungTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1988-2007 MLB Years: 1994-2004
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Drafted
Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsOF-1155, CF-198, 1B-70, RF-51, LF-11, DH-8Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameErnest Wesley Young
Height6-1Weight234BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 8,1969 [49.077]PlaceChicago,Illinois
High SchoolMendel Catholic (Chicago,IL)
CollegeLewis University (Romeoville,IL)

DraftedSelected by the Oakland Athletics [Team Picks] in the 10th round (289th overall) of the 1990 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsMarty Miller
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1995-MLB-#6
MLB DebutMay 17,1994 [24.313]
OrganizationsOAK [8] ARI [2] CHA [2] CLE [2] DET [1] KCA [1] SDN [1] SLN [1] Awards4
TBC Player ID20021Retrosheet IDyoune002MLBAM ID124696
RelationshipsUncle of Chretien Matz
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Lewis University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed45Power84Contact32XBH80RBIs76Runs64Hitting61Durability58Team.489Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1988LewisCollegeFrcf-rf183347121120298171310000.234.345.404.74919455.281.170.468.34412.7323.641.863.6423.5036.36
1989LewisCollegeSocf-rf19642075873194939174254900000.353.422.6141.03612732232.430.261.444.45710.7821.121.963.8823.0043.84
1990LewisCollegeJrcf-rf206322281811122572388363900000.365.453.7701.22317138258.354.405.703.52513.9515.121.089.698.8846.91
1990Southern Oregon A'sNwstA-oak-of205016834476262344295330120.280.393.446.8397514201.373.166.339.37814.4326.371.832.9928.0029.79
1991Madison MuskiesMidwAoak13of21114362759219215712095811599600.254.366.442.80816036444.324.188.378.36413.0625.901.983.3824.1339.13
1992Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-of227425355631241133113477462110.249.378.458.83611627309.308.209.427.37915.2123.951.573.5623.0042.86
1993Modesto A'sCalifA+oak-of238530183921862371237729240300.306.442.6351.07719147380.365.329.621.46118.9524.211.286.0513.0951.09
1993Huntsville StarsSouAAoak-of234512026255051585243622200.208.345.375.7204510150.247.167.392.33016.0024.001.503.3324.0040.00
1993Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         130421109117236288631129612862500.278.415.561.97623657530.330.283.556.42418.1124.151.335.2815.0448.72
1994Huntsville StarsSouAAoak31of24722574589194145556374522426.346.427.6151.04215837302.371.269.409.44012.2514.901.224.6418.3641.57
1994Tacoma TigersPCLAAAoak-of242910219294061605132720203.284.370.500.8705110119.324.216.294.37710.9222.692.085.0417.0034.48
1994Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         101359641182342071511507242629.329.411.582.99320947421.359.253.376.42211.8817.101.444.7517.9539.83
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak9of241130221003001800001.067.097.100.1973131.091.033.067.0933.2325.818.000.000.0050.00
1995Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAoak-of25953477096214157222497331715.277.365.490.85517040407.305.213.354.37112.0417.941.493.6923.1341.67
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak9of25265091030250081200001.200.310.380.69019558.222.180.340.31213.7920.691.503.4525.0050.00
1996Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak11cf261414627211219419647552118734113.242.326.424.75019642528.283.182.299.3299.8522.352.273.6024.3237.50
1997Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAoak-of2754195396310094552374661217.323.442.513.95510019241.380.190.395.42015.3519.091.243.7321.6730.16
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak11cf277117522397051513195722206.223.303.349.6526112200.296.126.223.2949.5028.503.002.5035.0030.77
1998Omaha RoyalsPCLAAAkca-of28792975897131225564296850128.327.395.599.99417836332.361.272.377.4248.7320.482.346.6313.5037.11
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca12rf2825532103013212910003.189.232.302.53416456.209.113.170.2383.5716.074.501.7953.0040.00
1999Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-of29126453781332513095415712950619.294.374.552.92625056521.343.258.391.39510.9424.762.265.7615.1042.11
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari47rf29611120000003210000.182.400.182.5822015.222.000.273.31520.0013.330.670.000.000.00
2000Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-of3012445376119160359811166117404617.263.359.530.88924051527.275.267.435.37512.5222.201.776.6412.9442.86
2001Portland BeaversPCLAAAsdn-of3111640966112212206703381151401113.274.355.482.83719743462.335.208.293.3618.2324.893.034.3320.4538.39
2002Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-of3248160295291144803243350115.325.426.6561.08210524190.333.331.463.45512.6317.371.387.3711.4346.15
2002YokohamaJap CenIntl-323211015193081600103930004.173.260.418.6784611123.175.245.336.2958.1331.713.906.5013.7557.89
2003Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet39of3312845456120220218410650119605110.264.342.452.79420543515.310.188.306.3459.7123.112.384.0821.6235.83
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet30dh33511020000024500001.182.400.182.5822015.333.000.182.30726.6733.331.250.000.000.00
2004Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle451b3411544171132262271002240104120717.299.368.551.91924355500.331.252.342.3898.0020.802.605.4016.3341.67
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle36dh3434020000001200000.500.600.5001.1002051.000.000.250.49720.0040.002.000.000.000.00
2005Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle45of351143937610914020786364115120327.277.392.466.85818334472.341.189.359.37713.5624.361.804.2419.6531.19
2006Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha-of36105350521052601368225585903215.300.405.486.89117039417.361.186.343.38713.1920.381.553.1226.9237.14
2007Charlotte KnightsILAAAcha391b371073744480120134200389990017.214.302.350.65213125421.256.136.238.2949.0323.522.613.0928.7731.25
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter28879610817933427901011902131156125.225.310.378.68830164908.270.153.265.0009.9123.462.372.9729.4835.75
Minor League Totals - 17 Season(s)Filter1680588910521655298293191136119688271545118175925119.281.377.504.88129686466910.327.223.372.00011.9722.361.874.6218.4639.03
AAA Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter12404428734124721911245868483456011309224220113.282.371.502.87322234755124.324.220.350.00010.9322.052.024.7818.0738.09
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1173777111424419701311618144626.302.400.538.93820347452.336.236.403.00013.5017.921.334.2019.8441.23
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1595541381553010341043410119166102410.280.413.554.96730774689.338.274.532.00017.2724.091.394.9316.2947.74
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter114362759219215712095811599600.254.366.442.80816036444.324.188.378.00013.0625.901.983.3824.1339.13
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5016834476262344295330120.280.393.446.8397514201.373.166.339.00014.4326.371.832.9928.0029.79
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3211015193081600103930004.173.260.418.6784611123.175.245.336.0008.1331.713.906.5013.7557.89
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1604761511653263612063136810110000.347.429.6661.09531774545.381.319.567.00012.4818.531.496.6113.2244.85
Oakland Athletics Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter24971710516330426878880195956121.227.310.389.69927960817.273.162.273.0009.7923.872.443.1827.5836.81
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter25532103013212910003.189.232.302.53416456.209.113.170.0003.5716.074.501.7953.0040.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter511020000024500001.182.400.182.5822015.333.000.182.00026.6733.331.250.000.000.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter611120000003210000.182.400.182.5822015.222.000.273.00020.0013.330.670.000.000.00
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter34020000001200000.500.600.5001.1002051.000.000.250.00020.0040.002.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624486110119215516651120633114.225.310.378.68816936511.270.153.265.0009.9123.462.372.9729.4835.75
Average Minor - Per 162 games16256810116029331110117801491126211.281.377.504.88128662666.327.223.372.00011.9722.361.874.6218.4639.03

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1990Southern Oregon A's NwstA-oak20OF41--6252-6967.9711.63------5082.053.9
1991Madison Muskies MidwAoak21OF101--204973220213.9682.11------11488.673.2
1992Modesto A's CalifA+oak22OF68--1261161143137.9582.01------7491.9100.0
1993Modesto A's CalifA+oak23OF84--178831189186.9842.21------8598.861.8
1993Huntsville Stars SouAAoak23OF41--97844109105.9632.56------4591.129.1
1994Huntsville Stars SouAAoak24OF66--961321111109.9821.65------7291.747.8
1994Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak24OF27--532215755.9652.04------2993.119.0
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24OF10--2211-2423.9582.30------1190.98.8
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24DH1---------------119.10.9
1995Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak25OF90--19476-207201.9712.23------9594.762.5
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25OF24--35-2-3735.9461.46------2692.316.7
1996Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26CF133--339814348347.9972.61------14194.382.1
1996Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26RF17--9---991.0000.53------14112.110.5
1996Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26LF8--4---441.0000.50------1415.74.9
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak27OF43--100512106105.9912.44------5479.629.9
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27CF60--12653-134131.9782.18------7184.537.0
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27RF12--13-1-1413.9291.08------7116.97.4
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27LF1---------------711.40.6
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27DH1---------------711.40.6
1998Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca28OF75--1741023186184.9892.45------7994.946.0
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28RF19--341--35351.0001.84------2576.011.8
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28CF5--91--10101.0002.00------2520.03.1
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28LF1---------------254.00.6
1999Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari29OF107--142112-155153.9871.43------12684.975.4
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari29RF3--91-110101.0003.33------650.01.9
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari29LF1--1---111.0001.00------616.70.6
2000Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln30OF112--1841323199197.9901.76------12490.377.8
2001Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn31OF89--1401142155151.9741.70------11676.761.8
2002Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari32OF41--8321-8685.9882.07------4885.429.1
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet33OF51--846239290.9781.76------12839.835.7
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet331B7--484165352.9817.43------1285.54.9
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet33DH4---------------580.02.5
2004Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle341B33--27215133288287.9978.70------11528.722.9
2004Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle34OF6--161111817.9442.83------1155.24.2
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34DH2---------------366.71.2
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle35OF52--115512121120.9922.31------11445.636.1
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle351B2--6-1-76.8573.00------1141.81.4
2006Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha36OF26--453315148.9411.85------10524.818.4
2006Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha361B9--537246260.9686.67------1058.66.4
2007Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha371B19--1373113141140.9937.37------10717.813.3
2007Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha37OF1--2---221.0002.00------1070.90.7
MLB Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF198--4741444492488.9922.46------1980.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 4 season(s)-   RF51--652116867.9851.31------510.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF34--5713-6158.9511.71------340.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 4 season(s)-   LF11--5---551.0000.45------110.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 4 season(s)-   DH8---------------80.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 13 season(s)-   OF720--133276271814351408.9811.96------7200.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B70--51629656551545.9897.79------700.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF107--1932165220214.9732.00------1070.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF152--3041992332323.9732.13------1520.00.0
A Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF101--204973220213.9682.11------1010.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF41--6252-6967.9711.63------410.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1990Southern Oregon A's NwstA-oak20---------41-
1991Madison Muskies MidwAoak21---------101-
1992Modesto A's CalifA+oak22---------68-
1993Modesto A's CalifA+oak23---------84-
1993Huntsville Stars SouAAoak23---------41-
1994Huntsville Stars SouAAoak24---------66-
1994Tacoma Tigers PCLAAAoak24---------27-
1994Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24---------101
1995Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak25---------90-
1995Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25---------24-
1996Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26------813317--
1997Edmonton Trappers PCLAAAoak27---------43-
1997Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27------16012-1
1998Omaha Royals PCLAAAkca28---------75-
1998Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28------1519--
1999Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari29---------107-
1999Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari29------1-3--
2000Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln30---------112-
2001Portland Beavers PCLAAAsdn31---------89-
2002Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari32---------41-
2003Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet33--7------51-
2003Detroit TigersALMLBdet33----------4
2004Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle34--33------6-
2004Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle34----------2
2005Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle35--2------52-
2006Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha36--9------26-
2007Charlotte Knights ILAAAcha37--19------1-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003Team USAArizona Fall LgMinor3310305141019002600000.467.500.6001.10018232.565.133.2006.2518.753.003.1330.0014.29
2007Chicago White SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB3724120001000000000.500.500.5001.000204.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs10305141019002600000.467.500.6001.10018232.565.133.2006.2518.753.003.1330.0014.29
MLB Spring Training Totals - 1 yrs24120001000000000.500.500.5001.000204.500.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2008Great Falls VoyagersPioRkMinorcha38Hitting Coach763937.5134.02Chris CronLeague Champions
2009Kannapolis IntimidatorsSALAMinorcha39Manager1398257.590--1 Lost in Semi-Finals
2010Kannapolis IntimidatorsSALAMinorcha40Manager1396574.46819.05 
2011West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet41Manager1397069.50412.55 
2012West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAMinordet42Manager1407268.51411.53 
2013Arkansas TravelersTexAAMinorana43Hitting Coach1397366.525--1Tim BogarLost in Finals
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1993California League All-Star Team (OF)1
1994Southern League All-Star (OF)1
2000Pacific Coast League All-Star (OF)1
2004International League All-Star Team (DH)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2006-02-24ContractSigned by Rockies (minor) 
2004-11-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2004-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2003-09-30Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-11-29ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
2002-06-03Released by Diamondbacks. 
2002-03-24Sent to Diamondbacks by Cardinals for future considerations. 
2001-11-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-12-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
2000-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2000-01-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1999-11-22Released by Diamondbacks. 
1998-12-02ContractSigned as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
1998-10-16Free AgentGranted free agency 
1998-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-03-17Purchased by Royals from Athletics. 
1990-06-07Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1994Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll2450,000-85643-957,101109,00050,000
1995Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll25111,000-7463018999,520109,000161,000
1996Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll26112,000-7662815957,870109,000273,000
1997Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll27195,000-60216331,182,177150,000468,000
1998Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll28215,000-63327291,276,192170,000683,000
1999Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll29450,000-47524471,454,491200,0001,133,000
2003Detroit TigersTeam Payroll33300,000-70343-2,163,527300,0001,433,000
2004Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll34300,000-75551-2,070,100300,0001,733,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red