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Postby looptid » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:56 am

(Delmon that is.) How high are these two going to go in drafts this season? Anyone think either is worthy of being a #2 outfielder on a fantasy squad?
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Postby jt787 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:40 am

Markakis has more upside that Young. Just because.. well young is young, and he's inexperienced at the moment. Markakis could easily hit 25 hrs, 300 avg, 90 rbis
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Postby bigken117 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:45 am

jt787 wrote:Markakis has more upside that Young. Just because.. well young is young, and he's inexperienced at the moment. Markakis could easily hit 25 hrs, 300 avg, 90 rbis


That has to be the first time I've ever heard someone say Markakis has more upside than Delmon Young. Granted Markakis has a 3 HR game under his belt, but in no way does he have more "upside" than Delmon Young. I would say that nobody has more upside than Delmon Young, and he will go before Markakis in 95% of all drafts this season.

Could Markakis outperform Young this season? Very much so. But he doesn't have close to Delmon's 40/40 upside.
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Postby jt787 » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:48 am

i think for delmon young to hit 20 hrs in his first year will be very unlikely. Yeah he might be useful in the Sb's dept, but i wouldnt really use him as a #2 OF. People can do whatever they want, in the end Markakis will be the better player.. even in 2/3 years from now
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Postby BravesGuy » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:48 am

I don't know.... 3 home runs in one game is pretty impressive! :-D
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Postby J35J » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:49 am

jt787 wrote:Markakis has more upside that Young. Just because.. well young is young, and he's inexperienced at the moment. Markakis could easily hit 25 hrs, 300 avg, 90 rbis


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I wouldn't want either being my #2. I would take Young as my #3 but I don't know that I would be very excited about that either, unless we are talking about a keeper league.

Markakis probably won't be on my team unless he wants to ride the pine, in hopes for some miracle that he does what jt787 predicted, but thats not going to happen. Markakis only hit more than 2 HR in a single month ONCE last year and that is when he went on a streak and hit 10 :-° . His other months were 2, 2, 2, 0, 0 Markakis is a solid young player but to expect much more than what he did last year would be a stretch, IMO.

But hey, thats just my opinion, everyones got one!


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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:32 pm

BravesGuy wrote:I don't know.... 3 home runs in one game is pretty impressive! :-D


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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:11 pm

jt787 wrote: People can do whatever they want, in the end Markakis will be the better player.. even in 2/3 years from now




Ok I am going to bite.

What numbers do you expect from both Young and Markakis in 2009?
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Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:12 pm

I can see for 2007 mayyyyybe Markakis over Young but not likely.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:58 pm

J35J wrote:
jt787 wrote:Markakis has more upside that Young. Just because.. well young is young, and he's inexperienced at the moment. Markakis could easily hit 25 hrs, 300 avg, 90 rbis


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I wouldn't want either being my #2. I would take Young as my #3 but I don't know that I would be very excited about that either, unless we are talking about a keeper league.

Markakis probably won't be on my team unless he wants to ride the pine, in hopes for some miracle that he does what jt787 predicted, but thats not going to happen. Markakis only hit more than 2 HR in a single month ONCE last year and that is when he went on a streak and hit 10 :-° . His other months were 2, 2, 2, 0, 0 Markakis is a solid young player but to expect much more than what he did last year would be a stretch, IMO.

But hey, thats just my opinion, everyones got one!


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Well, Young has pretty much out-produced Markakis at every minor league level, despite being younger, so he certainly looks much better long-term. I have some questions about whether he'll show the same dedication to improvement that Markakis has shown, but I think Young certainly has more basic talent.

However, I will take issue with this characterization of Markakis. His homer numbers last year are right in line with his minor league performance, where he pretty much always averaged 18-22 HRs per 600 ABs. I see no reason to expect his power numbers to plateau at such a young age, especially hitting in a pretty darn good HR park. In fact, it's more often the case that you'll see anything from steady improvement to a big leap forward from a player Markakis' age. 25 HRs is very possible.
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