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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby mtxdevil » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:14 pm

I feel comfortable enough to have his poor avg in my lineup in a H2H as i have others who will bring it up, (Pujols, M. Cabrera, Holliday, Jeter). I guess it depends if you can take his hit in avg.
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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby Athrun340 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:17 pm

Young leads my team in homeruns. Who would have thought? ;-D
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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:32 pm

I picked up Chris Young as a minor leaguer in early '06 and it's nice to see that he's really paying off (ditto for BJ Upton and his agonizing wait). His batting average is terrible but it's hard not to drool over a rookie who could go 30/25. :-°
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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby masterpinky0509 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:02 pm

Assuming a fairly standard .300 BABIP, CBYoung should be hitting .273 right now. He has struck out 22% of his at-bats, for a solid if unexceptional 78% contact rate. 80% contact rate hitters can generally get an average b/w .280 and .300 if they hit for solid power, meaning 25-35 homers a year.

He has been very unlucky this year. Compare him to Curtis Granderson, a player I also own and love. Granderson K's about 24% of the time and has an unexceptional walk rate (although slightly better than CBYoung's). He also has only hit 16 homers, so 9 less than CBYoung. Yet his average is .288.

If Young had average luck, he would be on pace for a .275/30/60/100/30 season now. Next year, he's definitely worth a high pick, at least as high as Granderson and Eric Byrnes and some other outfielders who've surprised this year.
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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby mbuser » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:24 pm

some pretty dramatic splits between when he's batted leadoff and when he hasn't:

leadoff:
257 AB, .265/.318/.518, 15 2B, 16 HR, 19:61 BB:K, 16 SB

all other games:
182 AB, .198/.245/.390, 6 2B, 9 HR, 10:36 BB:K, 5 SB
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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby KrunK » Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:38 pm

mbuser wrote:some pretty dramatic splits between when he's batted leadoff and when he hasn't:

leadoff:
257 AB, .265/.318/.518, 15 2B, 16 HR, 19:61 BB:K, 16 SB

all other games:
182 AB, .198/.245/.390, 6 2B, 9 HR, 10:36 BB:K, 5 SB


Someone needs to tell him he's supposed to hit more homeruns when someone is on base, not when he's leading off :-b
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Re: Chris Young (Dbacks)

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:59 pm

Personally, I don't care that no one is ever on base when he jacks his nightly home run, I think that Chris has everyone saying Delmon who? :-?
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