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Postby Broncmet724 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:45 pm

Have you heard whether Delmon Young will be called up for sure this year?

And have you ever heard what people think his peak will be?
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Postby killa3312 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:22 am

I know Hybrid hasn't answered your question yet, but I'm a resident Rays fan who also happens to be a huge Delmon Young fan and follows practically every thing he does.

In the majors, in his prime, expect .300/.370/.600 lines regularly, with 10-15 SBs a year. Delmon has legit 40 HR potential, as he has phenomenal raw strength. He's one of the few hitters in baseball who doesn't need to pull in order to hit taters.
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Postby hybrid » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:47 pm

Killa is pretty much on with my thoughts on his future. But yeah he will defiantly be up this year, just depends on when.
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Postby Broncmet724 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:50 pm

Do you really think he'll get to a .370 OBP? His BB/K ratio isn't that great
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Postby hybrid » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:00 pm

Broncmet724 wrote:Do you really think he'll get to a .370 OBP? His BB/K ratio isn't that great


If he hits for a .300 avg. like I think he will, then a .370 OBP is just about 60 or so walks. I think it's pretty likely that he will be able to do that or at least fairly close.
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Postby killa3312 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:32 pm

Broncmet724 wrote:Do you really think he'll get to a .370 OBP? His BB/K ratio isn't that great


Why not? He had a .388 OBP at A ball, and then a .386 OBP at AA. His small sample size in Durham doesn't concern me at all. He probably didn't give his full effort given he was pissed off at management, and he also was most likely tired.

Young will walk 50-60 times a year, while hitting .300-.320 routinely. That's a .370 OBP and higher.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:45 pm

killa3312 wrote:I know Hybrid hasn't answered your question yet, but I'm a resident Rays fan who also happens to be a huge Delmon Young fan and follows practically every thing he does.

In the majors, in his prime, expect .300/.370/.600 lines regularly, with 10-15 SBs a year. Delmon has legit 40 HR potential, as he has phenomenal raw strength. He's one of the few hitters in baseball who doesn't need to pull in order to hit taters.




I cant disagree with that at all. As far as the OBP of 370, Delmon will hit 300 pretty easily in his prime with 40 homers. You would think that he will easily get intentionally walked 20-25 times during the season just due to the fact that he will be main home run threat on the 2007 Devil Rays, so that only really leaves him needing another 35-40 walks during the season and that is not untouchable by any means. I definitely am not saying that Upton, Baldelli, Bankston, or Cantu will not hit any home runs, but Delmon will be the one guy in the lineup that can consistently hit them out.
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Postby killa3312 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:07 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
killa3312 wrote:I know Hybrid hasn't answered your question yet, but I'm a resident Rays fan who also happens to be a huge Delmon Young fan and follows practically every thing he does.

In the majors, in his prime, expect .300/.370/.600 lines regularly, with 10-15 SBs a year. Delmon has legit 40 HR potential, as he has phenomenal raw strength. He's one of the few hitters in baseball who doesn't need to pull in order to hit taters.




I cant disagree with that at all. As far as the OBP of 370, Delmon will hit 300 pretty easily in his prime with 40 homers. You would think that he will easily get intentionally walked 20-25 times during the season just due to the fact that he will be main home run threat on the 2007 Devil Rays, so that only really leaves him needing another 35-40 walks during the season and that is not untouchable by any means. I definitely am not saying that Upton, Baldelli, Bankston, or Cantu will not hit any home runs, but Delmon will be the one guy in the lineup that can consistently hit them out.


I was being cautious with Young's OBP. I think he can be a .400 OBP guy to tell you the truth, but I expect about .370 to .380 most seasons.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:14 pm

Broncmet724 wrote:Do you really think he'll get to a .370 OBP? His BB/K ratio isn't that great
To add to what some of the others have said, he was only 19 years old (until the very end) playing between AA and AAA. That alone is quite impressive not to mention the numbers he put up.
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