Carter Young - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#9 Carter Young


Class Sophomore
Height 6'0''
Weight 180
Hometown Selah, Wash.
High School Selah

Head coach Tim Corbin on Young: “It wasn’t a surprise that Carter inserted himself very quickly into our program. His defensive skills are advanced for a young player and very impactful at the shortstop position. He has continued to grow as an offensive player with strength and skill development. Carter has a very even disposition for the game that plays very well for him and our team. I am most excited about his growth and maturity academically over the last semester.”

Student-Athletes Features — A Young Star Emerging

As a Sophomore (2021)
• Started 61 games at shortstop as a sophomore
• Led the team in home runs with 16 on the campaign, which tied him for sixth in the SEC
• Registered 52 RBI, which placed him second on the squad
• Selected to the Newcomer All-SEC Team
• Named SEC Newcomer of the Week on April 5
• Started season with a 14-game hitting streak
• In both games against Wright State (Feb. 22), went 3-for-8; including a double, a triple and a stolen base
• Brought home four runs in the series opener against Illinois-Chicago (March 5)
• Stole a base successfully in four games from March 7-13
• Roped two doubles in the series-clinching win over Missouri (March 26)
• Clubbed two home runs in the series opener with Alabama (May 7)
• Drove in two of Vanderbilt’s four runs in the NCAA Super Regional-clinching win over East Carolina (May 12)

As a Freshman (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • SEC’s No. 19 impact freshman (D1Baseball)
  • One of two Commodores to start all 18 games
  • Second on team for hits (20) and RBIs (12)
  • Third on team for average (.328)
  • Third on team with seven multi-hit games
  • Logged a hit in 11 games
  • Added an RBI in nine games

The Young File

  • Team captain at Selah (Wash.)
  • Baseball America Top 200 MLB prospects (No. 17)
  • 2019 2A Washington State Player of the Year (WSBCA)
  • 2019 first-team all-state
  • 2019 Collegiate Baseball newspaper first-team All-American infielder
  • Top-ranked shortstop nationally (2019 Baseball Factory)
  • 2018 Washington state Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2018 USA Today All-USA Washington state Player of the Year
  • 2018 MaxPreps Underclass Junior All-America Team
  • 2018 Under Armour All-American
  • Selected to Area Code Games
  • 2017 first-team all-state honoree
  • Member of 15U national team that won bronze medal at WBSC World Cup in Iwaki, Japan
  • Member of 18U national team that won gold at WBSC World Cup in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Helped team to Washington 2A state title, first in program history
  • Capped high school career with second state title in four seasons
  • Full name is Carter Isaak Young
  • Son of Phil and Kerra
  • Brother to Malachi, Gabi and Braxton