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Postby moose32 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:30 pm

I've heard a lot of buzz about this guy and plan on picking him up this season. Can someone give me a major leaguer that Delmon resembles?
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Postby DevilDriver » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:39 pm

He's like Vladimir Guerrero ;-D
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Postby moose32 » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:01 pm

He really has 40hr power?
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Postby GreenMonsterGoon » Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:08 pm

It is quite likely he won't arrive in the majors until the end of this year. He's only 20.

His minor league stats from last year:
558Ab 75R, 21HR, 81RBI 28SB .292BA

The logjam in the tampa outfield will limit him tremendously
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Postby hybrid » Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:27 pm

GreenMonsterGoon wrote:It is quite likely he won't arrive in the majors until the end of this year. He's only 20.

His minor league stats from last year:
558Ab 75R, 21HR, 81RBI 28SB .292BA

The logjam in the tampa outfield will limit him tremendously


Not sure where you got them from, but those aren't his minor league stats last year. At AA/AAA he had a combination of 92 runs - 26 hr's - 99 rbi's - 32 sb - .315 avg.

Also, there really isn't that big of a log jam as anyone but Rocco/ Crawford are expendable and will probably make a trade or two before the all-star break (which seems like a good time for him to be called-up).

As far as major league comparisons, he has been compared to Albert Belle and sometimes to Vlad recently (though I don't think anyone is quite in vlad's league). So, yes he def has 40 HR power in the future.
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Postby thedude » Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:32 pm

He has 40 homer potential.

Here he is a list of guys who hit 20 or more hr at AA/AAA at age 20 or younger in the last 15 years.

Juan Gonzalez
Cliff Floyd
Paul Konerko
Derreck Lee
Eric Chavez
Corey Patterson
Andy Marte
Prince Fielder


Gonzo, Lee, and Konerko have all gone on to have 40 homerun seasons. Chavez and Floyd have both had 30 homerun seasons.
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Postby Philly Pride » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:22 pm

thedude wrote:He has 40 homer potential.

Here he is a list of guys who hit 20 or more hr at AA/AAA at age 20 or younger in the last 15 years.

Juan Gonzalez
Cliff Floyd
Paul Konerko
Derreck Lee
Eric Chavez
Corey Patterson
Andy Marte
Prince Fielder

Gonzo, Lee, and Konerko have all gone on to have 40 homerun seasons. Chavez and Floyd have both had 30 homerun seasons.


I'd be scared off by that name.
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:27 pm

Some scouts don't think that Young has the body type to remain a speedster and base stealing threat. For this reason, I don't know about the Guerrero comparisons.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:12 pm

shortsavage wrote:Some scouts don't think that Young has the body type to remain a speedster and base stealing threat. For this reason, I don't know about the Guerrero comparisons.


It's not always about speed when it comes to stealing bases. Bagwell stole 30+ in his prime and he is below avg in speed. Pujols last season is another good example.
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:32 pm

Yoda wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Some scouts don't think that Young has the body type to remain a speedster and base stealing threat. For this reason, I don't know about the Guerrero comparisons.


It's not always about speed when it comes to stealing bases. Bagwell stole 30+ in his prime and he is below avg in speed. Pujols last season is another good example.


I still don't know about the Guerrero comparison.
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