(c) Houston Astros

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Position: OF      Born: Oct 22, 1964      Bats: Both      Throws: Right

A light-hitting speedster from Honduras, the slender outfielder came to the Astros from the Mets as part of the trade for Ray Knight and made his debut with Houston in 1987. He surprised everyone with a .321 average and 26 steals in half a season. The next year, he hit .257 with a franchise-record 65 steals but opponents soon discovered the holes in his swing. Young hit .233 in 1989 and lost his starting job. He played as a backup the next three seasons.

Released after the 1992 season, he signed with the expansion Colorado Rockies and hit .053 in 19 games. He played with St. Louis the next year and batted .317 in 16 games. Despite that, Young's major league run was over. While an Astro, he hit .246 with 153 steals over six seasons. For his full career, he hit .246 with three homers.