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Giants go with tall hurler Young in 13th round

Giants go with tall hurler Young in 13th round

Giants go with tall hurler Young in 13th round

The Giants claimed another pitching prospect and likely reliever in the 13th round of the First-Year Player Draft with Villanova junior Pat Young.

Since he graduated from College Park High School in The Woodlands, Texas, in 2010, Young has filled out his 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame and become more consistent with his delivery. As a result, Young, who was undrafted out of high school, has caught the attention of scouts.

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Young pairs his low-90s fastball with a slider. He also throws a changeup, but rarely shows it. Young's high-effort delivery and lack of a third pitch will likely make him a reliever as a professional. He pitched out of the bullpen in the Cape Cod League last summer and excelled in the role.

He went 2-8 with a 4.81 ERA in 2013, as batters recorded a .284 average against him this season. Young struck out 76 compared to 34 walks in 82 1/3 innings.

Andrew Owens is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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