Attended Carmel Catholic High School (Mundelein, IL) and Texas Christian University...in three seasons at TCU (2013-2015) went 17-10, 2.39 in 20 starts and 41 relief apps...as a junior in 2015 was first team All-Big 12 and Louisville Slugger All-America second team after finishing 9-3, 2.22...was Texas Christian's starting pitcher in the 2015 NCAA Super Regional vs Texas A&M and was drafted later that day by the Diamondbacks...in that start allowed just one run with 10 strikeouts in 6.0 innings in leading TCU to the College World Series with a 16-inning, 5-4 walkoff win...was a 2012 graduate of Carmel Catholic High School...his father, Erik, from 1986-1989 was a 4-year starter and letterman for Baldwin-Wallace College and produced a .381 career batting average and 51 stolen bases...Erik was drafted by the Indians in 1988 and again in 1989, signing in 1989, and in 2005 was inducted into the Baldwin-Wallace Hall of Fame...the family moved to the Chicago area when Alex was a child.
In one start and 24 relief apps for the Diamondbacks and Indians combined to finish 1-1, 2.36... In 33 relief apps for their Class AAA affiliates in Columbus and Sacramento went 3-0, 3.34 with one save in two save chances... Was a non-roster invitee to the Indians' Major League Spring Training camp... On 7/14 was designated for assignment... On 7/18 was traded to the Giants for cash considerations... Following the season elected free agency... On 1/17/23 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract and invited to Major League Spring Training camp.
Young was claimed on July 26 and optioned to AAA Columbus upon being designated for assignment by Arizona on July 21...Posted a 2-6 mark with a 6.26 ERA (29ER/41.2) across 30 appearances/two starts over two stints for the Diamondbacks in 2021 before the DFA, yielding 11 homers in 41.2 innings after allowing 11 homers in 46.1 IP in 2020...Made the Arizona Opening Day roster for the second straight season, was first optioned on June 29, recalled again from July 9-19 and optioned and later DFA'd on July 20... Was recalled to Cleveland on August 12 after five relief outings in AAA Columbus (4ER/5.2IP, 6.35 ERA)…Made 10 relief outings with Cleveland, posting a 7.84 ERA over those outings (club was 1-9 in games in which he pitched)…Recorded only hold with club on Aug. 27 vs. Boston (*four overall on year)…Was designated for assignment on Nov. 19 and outrighted to AAA Columbus five days later after going unclaimed.
Was 2-4 with 1 hold and a 5.44 ERA (28 ER in 46.1 IP) in 15 games (7 starts) in his second season with the D-backs...Went 2-0 with a 4.20 ERA (7 ER in 15.0 IP) as a reliever and 0-4 with a 6.03 ERA (21 ER in 31.1 IP) as a starter...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of seven starts…Four of his eight relief appearances were at least 2.0 innings. ..Earned the win with 5.1 innings of relief on Sept. 11 vs. Mariners (2 ER).
Went 7-5 with a 3.56 ERA (33 ER in 83.1 IP) in 17 games (15 starts) in his first Major League season...Ranked fifth among NL rookies in wins (all pitchers with more wins had at least 26 starts), tied for 11th in starts and was 12th in innings pitched...Among all rookie pitchers (min. 15 starts), ranked fourth in opponent average (.229), fifth in ERA and WHIP (1.19) and seventh in wins...Limited lefties to a .167 (15-for-90) average...Was 4-3 with a 6.09 ERA in 20 games (8 starts) with Triple-A Reno before his contract was selected on June 27.
Combined to go 10-5 with a 5.17 ERA and 109 strikeouts in 29 games (21 starts) with Double-A Jackson and Triple-A Reno...Was 7-1 with a 3.75 ERA (26 ER in 62.1 IP) in his first 11 starts...Made his final 8 appearances out of the bullpen (6 ER in 10.2 IP).