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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:32 am

ukrneal wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:who cares if he doesn't walk? The guy gets on base and drives in runs. He likes to swing and so far it has paid off. He will move up in the lineup and i think he is in for a big 2nd half.


Since when is a .308 OBP a guy who 'gets on base'?

I predict a 15-18HR, 80-90RBI, .250 - 270 AVG. It's not horrible for a rookie, on whom too much was expected. And please, we saw him explode last year with the bat incident. No explosions!


His OBP has gone up every month this year as has his average. I will take someone with that power who gets on base 1/3 times he gets up
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby ukrneal » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:32 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
ukrneal wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:who cares if he doesn't walk? The guy gets on base and drives in runs. He likes to swing and so far it has paid off. He will move up in the lineup and i think he is in for a big 2nd half.


Since when is a .308 OBP a guy who 'gets on base'?

I predict a 15-18HR, 80-90RBI, .250 - 270 AVG. It's not horrible for a rookie, on whom too much was expected. And please, we saw him explode last year with the bat incident. No explosions!


His OBP has gone up every month this year as has his average. I will take someone with that power who gets on base 1/3 times he gets up


Really, I wouldn't. His power isn't particularly impressive either.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby rmande09 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:57 pm

His power IS very impressive. His bat speed is amazing, and he is an absolute beast - when he makes solid contact, he can hit the ball a mile. Of course, as of now, it may be more power potential than actual power, but there is little question he has the potential to hit 40 homers.

Lets not forget that this kid is just 21 years old.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby Tommy John » Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:38 pm

A 21 year old is going to have a high strike out rate at the ML level. His talent will overcome in time.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby ukrneal » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:08 am

rmande09 wrote:His power IS very impressive. His bat speed is amazing, and he is an absolute beast - when he makes solid contact, he can hit the ball a mile. Of course, as of now, it may be more power potential than actual power, but there is little question he has the potential to hit 40 homers.

Lets not forget that this kid is just 21 years old.


But lots of kids have potential: Ensburg, Burroughs, Gordon, etc. How many actually realize it? Not many.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby jfg » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:17 am

I think next year will be his breakout year especially in the second half. He'll be exactly the same player so far this year in the second half which is inconsistent. I guess I wouldn't be shocked if he had a strong September.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:56 am

As i watched the home run derby last night it came to me who Delmon reminds me of -- Vlad. He may never be as good as Vlad, but he does the same types of stuff. He does not like to walk, swings at everything, strong arm, good power. He just needs to get that avg up, which i believe he will.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby ukrneal » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:23 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:As i watched the home run derby last night it came to me who Delmon reminds me of -- Vlad. He may never be as good as Vlad, but he does the same types of stuff. He does not like to walk, swings at everything, strong arm, good power. He just needs to get that avg up, which i believe he will.


Reminds me more of Soriano (who is like Vlad too in some ways), but he has a huge way to go to earn it. I really doubt he gets there this year, and I have huge doubts for the future too. He's no Wright or Cabrera.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:48 pm

the bat incident was a bad move on his part granted.
but we are talking about raw talent correct and not actions?
if thats the case, thats what he is, is talented.
he will be a big bat soon, he will be like prince fielder power but not as soon, he will develop more and he is faster. and to be honest he has better work ethic than miguel cabrera who shows no hustle, never charges a grounder, or runs out a grounder. so the better ball player will be young over cabrera.

and isn't that what this is? and delmon has improved steadily and he will show it the 2nd half.
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Re: Delmon Young - Monster 2nd Half???

Postby TonyCee » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:27 pm

rmande09 wrote:Lets not forget that this kid is just 21 years old.


Word. This kid will be fine in due time, he's a natural stud. ;-D
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