Selwyn Brandon Fate Young a native of Los Angeles CA, had an excellent college baseball career. He played shortstop for his dad at L.A. City College and was named All Conference and made the California Community College All Star Game after hitting .315. He transferred to Benedict, again playing for his dad, and ended his college career with a .345 batting average, stealing 45 out of 54 bases and having 82 RBIs and finishing his Benedict career in the All Time Benedict top ten, with 115 hits. Young was named Benedict's Defensive Player of the Year for 2010 and 2011. He was also named First Team Pre-Season All NCAA South Region, Palmetto All State Team and First Team ALL SIAC. In addition, Young was named SIAC East Player of the week, February 22, 2011.batted .345 with two HR and 40 RBI in 52 games as a junior. The 5-11 second baseman/shortstop batted .349 with 41 RBI in 43 games, earning All-SIAC first team honors. He was a part of a Benedict College program that led all NCAA baseball in stolen bases as a team over the last three seasons. Young had 45 stolen bases in 54 attempts over the last two seasons. Former Benedict College player Selwyn Brandon Fate Young signed his first of five professional baseball contracts with the Newark Bears of the CanAm League in 2011 for his first experience in professional baseball shortly after graduating from college. He played for former MLB Star Tim Raines on the Newark Bears in the Can Am Professional Baseball League. He then signed in 2012 with the Yuma Scorpions in the Northwest Professional Baseball league, playing for MLB Star Gary Templeton. In 2012, Young spent a brief stint with the Hawaii Stars also with the Northwest Pro League. Young joined the USA Military All Stars on the red white and blue tour June 2013 after spending two weeks playing for his dad on the Conway Cadets in the Beach Collegiate Baseball League. The Former Benedict College baseball standout Brandon Young then signed his fourth contract to play with the Trinidad Triggers an independent team in the Pecos League.
"He is a multi-dimensional player, with great hands, excellent speed, and a terrific bat," Triggers Manager, JD Droddy, said, referring to Young. "We are expecting him to make a great contribution to the 2014 Triggers." In 2015 Young signed with the water town bucks of the empire pro league where he led his team in batting average hitting 364 in 136 at bats only struck out 4 times landing him the second spot on the league leader board for average, He was also chosen to be the short stop of the Allstar team. Brandon's father Selwyn is now the winningest coach in Benedict college history going into his sixth season leading the Tigers. Selwyn Young a former shortstop himself, is a member of Pepperdine University's prestigious Hall of Fame, having played in the 1979 College World Series. Selwyn spent 10 years as a professional baseball player with the A's, Orioles and Mariners and also spent 10 years as a professional baseball scout for the Red's and Mariners. His Benedict College Tigers have led all three NCAA divisions in stolen bases for 5 consecutive years. Collegiate Baseball nicknamed Benedict, "The Amazing Base Stealing Machine." The Tigers have stolen 1434 bases in five seasons, and have stolen over 300 bases in a season twice in the last four years. The Tigers own all of NCAA Division II's stolen base records. The 2011 Tigers won Black College Baseball's National Championship, along with the SIAC East Division Championship. Brandon Young is part of professional baseball's Young family, which has made an impact at the amateur and professional level for many years. The Young family and baseball go well beyond Brandon and his father. Brandon's grandfather, Fate Young, spent 35 years as a professional baseball scout in the inner city of Los Angeles, California. His uncle, Delwyn Young, Sr., spent 13 years as a professional baseball player. His cousin, Delwyn Young, Jr., has spent 14 seasons in professional baseball having played in the Major Leagues with the Dodgers and Pirates. Delwyn Jr then singed to play for the Camden River Sharks in the Atlantic Professional Baseball League. He was then traded to the suggarland skeeters where he took home the Skeeters MVP honor in 2014, hit .289 setting single season franchise records with 88 RBI and 246 total bases. Additionally, Young ranked fourth in the Atlantic League with 20 home runs and seventh with 153 hits. He will continue his career starting the 2015 in the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol playing for the Tigres de Quintana Roo Baseball Team.