Michael Brian Young (born October 19, 1976) is a Major League Baseball infielder. Originally a second baseman, the versatile Young is a five time All-Star at shortstop, once at third base, and once as a combination designated hitter and utility infielder. He was the 2005 American League batting champion. He has played with the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Young played baseball in high school at Bishop Amat Memorial High School and in college at University of California, Santa Barbara (UC-Santa Barbara). He was originally drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1994, but elected to return to college and was eventually drafted in 1997 by the Toronto Blue Jays. After spending several seasons in the minor leagues with the Blue Jays, they traded him to the Rangers where he spent over a decade. While with the Rangers, he set several club records in offensive statistic categories including runs scored and total bases.