Chris Young will not return as Phillies pitching coach in 2020

Chris Young out as Phillies pitching coach
Though the Phillies have yet to announce anything regarding manager Gabe Kapler's future in Philadelphia, a report from MLB.com's Todd Zolecki on Friday morning demonstrates the organization is aware that some changes are needed.

Per the report, now since confirmed by the Philadelphia Baseball Review, pitching coach Chris Young will not return to the club in the same capacity in 2020. It's possible, however, that he remains with the organization in an advisory role.

Young assumed the role of pitching coach last offseason when the Phillies dismissed Rick Kranitz who is now the pitching coach with Atlanta.

Kranitz and Young had different styles, mainly in how they communicated with players and conveyed information. Young relied heavily on analytics and was a match for Kapler's managerial style, but the pitching staff took a significant step backward in 2019 - with the staff ERA jumping to 4.53 in 2019 after posting a 4.15 ERA in 2018.

A source on Friday told the Philadelphia Baseball Review that a decision regarding Kapler's future with the Phillies likely won't come until early next week.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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