Carter Young - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#9 Carter Young


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

Head coach Tim Corbin on Young: “I am proud of Carter’s growth and consistency in the classroom. His organization and maturity are starting to pay dividends in all areas of his student-athletic life. Once he worked his way back from an injury this fall, he began to experience greater growth physically as well. Carter plays the game with a very even heart rate. His defensive skills are high level, and his offensive abilities are surging in the direction of making him a complete player.”

Student-Athletes Features — A Young Star Emerging

As a Junior (2022)
• Drove in a pair of run vs. LSU (May 21)
• Hit a two-run homer at Georgia (May 7)
• Registered a hit in five straight games (April 10-17)
• Homered in consecutive games against Missouri (March 20) and Belmont (March 22)
• Went 4-for-5 with two doubles vs. Missouri (March 18)
• Drove in three runs in Game 2 vs. Wagner (March 11)
• Homered in second consecutive game and doubled at Hawaii (March 5)
• Homered and drove in a pair of runs at Hawaii (March 4)
• Drove in three runs against Army (Feb. 26)
• Tripled in back-to-back games against Army (Feb. 25-26)

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
• Majoring in American studies