FL Preseason All-State Spotlight: Malik Young


Phil Kerber
PBR Florida/JUCO Wire



The Florida Preseason All-State has quickly become the premier Preseason event in the state of Florida. Over the first two years there have been over 100 committed players in attendance and counting. This event is held for the top 2019s-2022s throughout the state to kick off the Prep Baseball Report's spring high school baseball coverage. 

We will begin to spotlight each and every player in attendance. Today, we look at SS/2B Malik Young (Bishop Kenny, 2020). A member of Team Florida at the 2018 PBR Future Games, the uncommitted middle infielder is currently ranked No. 71 in Florida and No. 471 Overall.

You can request your invite, register and check out the full current roster HERE.

Malik Young

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Bishop Kenny
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: 2020 Beast Mode Prime
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.91
60-yard
81
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.17
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.12
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.03
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
81

Scouting Report

08/04/18- A very athletic and projectable 6-foot-1, 170 pound, he has continued to fill out and mature and the frame is extremely projectable. Defensively, he is starting to grow into the frame. The feet and hands continue to work more in sync, he works light on his feet with athleticism and upside defensively. The actions work, and as he continues to mature, he has the makings of an above average defender. Offensively, he has long levers and can create some length at times. He also creates leverage and shows ability to drive the ball gap to gap with more to come with strength. Overall, there is an extremely high ceiling with the raw tools and fame and will be a very high follow.  

06/23/18- Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds and has grown several inches. Plenty of room to add to his frame. In the field he showed athletic actions in the middle, making multiple plays at short. The added height has him out of sync at times, but can see the upside and athleticism in all of his actions. Offensively, the added height has some length at times, but again the athleticism provides him feel to hit. There is present leverage and bat speed and overall a lot of potential.  

01/21/17- The 5-foot-10, 155-pound RHP/INF has a slender, athletic and projectable build. On the mound, the mechanics and arm actions are both very clean and the fastball ranged from 71-73 mph. As the body continues to mature and add strength the velocity will follow. In the infield he shows athletic actions, sound footwork and quality hands. The right handed hitter has a simple setup with quality separation. He has some steepness in the swing, but is athletic and has a feel for the barrel with a level path through the zone. Overall, very athletic with plenty of room to grow and will continue to improve with a high ceiling.

01/14/17- Stands at 5-foot-10, 155 pounds with a lean, athletic, projectable frame. In the field he shows good actions, fields the ball under control, and shows good lateral movement going to his right and left. Made a couple of tough plays including a diving stop to his left which he then got up quickly and made an accurate throw to the bag. At the plate has a wide stance with good balance and a small step for his load. Displays quick hands and good hand eye coordination as he was able to make consistent contact during batting practice, showing the ability to go the other way with multiple line drives into right field. Young will only continue to improve as he adds to his frame and matures.

8/13/16- 5-foot-9, 145 pounds with a lean, projectable build. Threw out of the high ¾ arm slot with a fastball mostly sitting 74-75 mph along with a breaking ball at 69 mph. Induced a good amount of ground ball outs. Displayed quick hands, some hand eye, and athleticism in the batter’s box. 



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