As a Ranger fan I can say the following about both guys:
Young: Arod does not want Young traded or replaced. He made that very evident in spring training this year. I think that gave Young a big boost of confidence, plus hitting at the top of the order gives Young some good pitches to hit. I think he will be a .300 hitter with a little pop. Something like .300-20-80 +100 runs scored. Not too shabby for a 2B.
Blalock: He has the potential to be the best 3B out there now that Pujols has moved to the OF. Very good hitter with plenty of power. Also very young, so he still has not reached his power potential yet. I'd say .325-40-110 with 100 runs is about right. He's got the potential to hit .340 and the potential to hit 50 home runs, but that is a few years away for him.
Both are going to be solid contributers on the Rangers for many years to come. Those are my thoughts on both players.
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