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Chris Young for Ichiro? WHIR

Postby juliown1028 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Someone offered me this trade in my nonkeeper 5x5 standard league. Just looking at overall value, (not team needs) who has the better side? I know Ichiro has been slumping, and Young is a 5 tool player. Who has the better rest of the season, or is this trade pretty even?
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Re: Chris Young for Ichiro? WHIR

Postby KingOfSports » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:04 pm

Ah this is tough. Normally I'd say Ichiro, but he's older, slower, and he's BA is the lowest it's ever been. Young also has a pretty low BA, but at least he provides some power and more RBI so I'd go with Young.
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Re: Chris Young for Ichiro? WHIR

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:51 pm

I'd go with Young. Ichiro will probably rebound, but he's not going to provide elite numbers anymore. Even if he can get his average back up, I'm not confident in the M's offense to drive him in.
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Re: Chris Young for Ichiro? WHIR

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Definitely Chris Young.



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Re: Chris Young for Ichiro? WHIR

Postby tonic889 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:37 pm

I'd take Young in a heartbeat. Like you said, Young is a 5 tool player and Ichiro -- even at 100%, which he isn't right now -- is not.

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Re: Chris Young for Ichiro? WHIR

Postby baegames » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:04 pm

I think I would take Young as well as Ichiro's lineup just doesn't help him as much, and he is not stealing as much. But I have to take the previous responders to task. Chris Young is a five tool player?????

Let's take a look at the five tools - Hit for Average, Hit for Power, Run, Field, Throw

I am not going to get into the last two (Field and Throw) even though he is good because they don't really affect most fantasy leagues.

But the other three: Hit for Average, Hit for Power, Run
Avg/OBP HR/Slg SB/CS
Ichiro .252/.306 0/.294 14/4
Chris Young .241/.299 12/.470 6/4

Now, Young has much more power than Ichiro, but Ichiro has more speed, and is a better hitter for Average. Although the difference above does not seem like much, these numbers are in line with Chris Young's career, but not with Ichiro, who should rebound somewhat. No way you can call a career .241 hitter a five tool player.

That being said, with RBI, Run, and HR, I would take Young over Ichiro. Just wanted to correct the misperception going on in these posts.

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