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Time to give up Delmon Young yet?

Postby DisBeAliG » Thu May 15, 2008 4:01 pm

Aside from a few stolen bags, the guy has done absolutely nothing this year. How much longer are other owners planning on giving him before sending him on his merry way to the FA?
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Re: Time to give up Delon Young yet?

Postby dweenmachine » Thu May 15, 2008 4:06 pm

I feel your pain... what happened to all of his supposed power? %-6
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Re: Time to give up Delmon Young yet?

Postby BJSFAN123 » Thu May 15, 2008 4:10 pm

Not a huge fan of him..but I don't think I'd drop him.
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Re: Time to give up Delmon Young yet?

Postby dweenmachine » Thu May 15, 2008 4:12 pm

BJSFAN123 wrote:Not a huge fan of him..but I don't think I'd drop him.

Agreed, not quite droppable... I'm just upset that I have to keep starting him! I guess that's what happens when you have a sorry outfield.
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Re: Time to give up Delmon Young yet?

Postby DisBeAliG » Thu May 15, 2008 4:19 pm

dweenmachine wrote:Agreed, not quite droppable... I'm just upset that I have to keep starting him! I guess that's what happens when you have a sorry outfield.


I had the luxury of having his rear parked on my bench most of the season, but now with V. Wells on the shelf, I'm forced to use him. Fortunately I've got some help coming...ended up trading Taveras for Aaron Rowand and looks like Rowand is starting to heat up.
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Re: Time to give up Delmon Young yet?

Postby garf112 » Thu May 15, 2008 4:57 pm

traded him for Javier Vazquez in a points league. i'm pretty happy with the deal so far. although, it is a league where you keep players until they become free agents in real life, so if Delmon ends up being good...
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Re: Time to give up Delmon Young yet?

Postby freeling_prideful » Thu May 15, 2008 5:09 pm

He hits too many groundballs to put up elite power numbers (62% on the ground, and a mediocre 46% last season). I hope he develops a more advanced plate approach in the future--right now he basically is just doing the ol' see the ball, hit the ball "method." He really needs to work the count, get pitchers to make hitters' pitches in the fat part of the plate that he can drive.

That's been a big problem w/ him in the past--he never really had plate discipline but playing against inferior physical talents he could still slam some bad pitches out of the park. Unfortunately, unless you have Vlad Guerrero-type talent, you aren't going to do that in the major leagues very regularly.

The good news is that he's trending upwards: 2.9 in first year callup, 3.5 last season, and 3.9 this year. 3.9 is actually really good, so if he maintains that kind of patience we should eventually see his FB rate increase and the homers to come.

I still like him for .280/15 HR/70 RBI for the remainder of the season.
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