thehat wrote:klvrdude wrote:thehat wrote:.272-18-60 last season and probably the same neighoborhood this year. Whether those numbers garner you any value at all depends on how deep your league is.
Come on now, he broken his leg last year. I'm not saying "D.Young for MVP", but he'll pass last year's numbers no problem. In a deeper league I think he's a very viable option.
What do you base this on? Aside from 2003, Young has never hit more than 21 HR. He was a .300 neighborhood BA type, but hasn't reached that plateau since 2001. And I'd have to call Young an "old" 31, based on his injury history and his body type.
I think after being injured last year, he has a little chip on his shoulder to prove himself. But more importantly he's never had a lineup like the Tigers do now to help/protect him.
PS you may want recheck your stats b/c he hit 29 HR's in 2003 and was on pace to come close to that in 2004.