Youman enters his first season with the Ducks and fourth in the Atlantic League. The Louisiana native spent six seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, reaching the Major Leagues in both 2006 and 2007. He compiled a 3-7 record over 21 contests in the big leagues. For his minor league career, the 31-year-old has totaled a record of 48-36 with a 4.02 ERA in 270 games (85 starts). Youman was drafted by the Pirates in the 43rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
The southpaw split time in 2010 with the Newark Bears and York Revolution, combining to post a 6-5 record and a 4.54 ERA in 27 games (21 starts). Youman has also spent time in the Atlantic League with the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2008 and both the Revolution and the Bridgeport Bluefish in 2009.