Shane Youman

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Shane Youman
Lotte Giants – No. 97
Pitcher
Born: (1979-10-11) October 11, 1979 (age 34)
New Iberia, Louisiana
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 10, 2006 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 13-7
Earned run average 2.55
Strikeouts 142
Teams

Shane Demond Youman (born October 11, 1979 in New Iberia, Louisiana) is an American professional baseball pitcher. He has played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball, and currently pitches in Korea Professional Baseball for the Lotte Giants.

Youman stands at 6' 4", and weighs 220 pounds. Youman is a classic "crafty" left-handed pitcher, with a fastball in the 84-88 MPH range and a hard slider, as well as a changeup.[citation needed]

He attended Louisiana State. He made his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 10, 2006. He got his first career win on July 3, 2007 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Youman was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies on November 28, 2007. On March 19, 2008, he was sent outright to the minors, but was released in early June. Shortly thereafter, Youman signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League, where he made his debut on June 16, 2008.[1] He remained in the Atlantic League for parts of four seasons, pitching for five teams.

On August 10, 2011 after pitching 13 games that season for the Long Island Ducks, Youman's contract was purchased by the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan.[2] In January 2012, with the help of the Global Scouting Bureau,[3] Youman signed a one-year contract to pitch for the Lotte Giants of the Korea Professional Baseball League.[4]

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