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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby kab21 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:46 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Most of the guys you mentioned have OBPs around .345. Morneau's OBP will decrease and Mauer's will increase so they're good for about .390 between them. MLB average is like .330 so they're definitely pretty good, but the run-scoring environment the other hitters produce is closer to the 90-100 RBI range than the 130 RBI pace Delmon is currently on. In fact, no lineup in the last 8 years would be likely to produce a 115+ RBI season out of a Delmon-type hitter.


I'm just disagreeing about 'the Twins aren't exactly an offensive powerhouse' that you said earlier. They place between 2nd and 5th in RS, OBP and OPS. but I do agree with you on Delmon.
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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:16 pm

kab21 wrote:
Neato Torpedo wrote:Most of the guys you mentioned have OBPs around .345. Morneau's OBP will decrease and Mauer's will increase so they're good for about .390 between them. MLB average is like .330 so they're definitely pretty good, but the run-scoring environment the other hitters produce is closer to the 90-100 RBI range than the 130 RBI pace Delmon is currently on. In fact, no lineup in the last 8 years would be likely to produce a 115+ RBI season out of a Delmon-type hitter.


I'm just disagreeing about 'the Twins aren't exactly an offensive powerhouse' that you said earlier. They place between 2nd and 5th in RS, OBP and OPS. but I do agree with you on Delmon.

Oh right, I concede the point on that. They're sneaky good because they have only 1.5 regulars that hit like catchers (and the catcher isn't one of them). Still, they're not the right type of offensive powerhouse to safely project a lot of RBI.
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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:07 pm

j24jags wrote:I drafted him in about the 20th round in a pretty deep keeper league where the cost of keepers is the round they were drafted in ;-D


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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:02 pm

Still raking

.334/14/79.....he's been a beast for three months now.
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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby Danger » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:31 pm

Guess it goes to show how much "renewed passion" goes along with great physical talent. Glad you found your motivation, Delmon ;-D
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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:30 pm

I cashed out on him.

I wanted to keep him, but I couldn't shake his extraordinarily high o-contact and extraordinarily low swstk rates.
Figured it was probably better to take what I could get now.
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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:23 pm

It's definitely a good time to sell high on him, but the level he's playing at right now would yield a sell high situation for almost any player in baseball. Again, he's only 24 years old....is it really that hard to believe that he's a late bloomer? Or is he just getting really lucky right now still?

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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:39 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:It's definitely a good time to sell high on him, but the level he's playing at right now would yield a sell high situation for almost any player in baseball. Again, he's only 24 years old....is it really that hard to believe that he's a late bloomer? Or is he just getting really lucky right now still?

Like I said before, the RBIs aren't for real and the AVG will probably come down a bit. He's streaking like hell right now and hot/cold streaks are the worst time to judge a player's ability. Still, the .307/90/23/90/8 pace I expect from him from here on out is very solid.
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Re: Thoughts on Delmon Young?

Postby StlSluggers » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:12 pm

Is the expanded strike zone finally getting him? Lots of Ks lately, and a very low BA.
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