pangbones wrote:It isn't like Young was hitting 20+ HR's every year his whole career! He hit a combined 34 his first 3 years in the league, before hitting over 20 the past 2 years.
In 2001 and 2002, he was a young player in his first years in the majors. Not many players that average 23 homeruns in their prime (2004 and 2005 he averaged 23) hit many homeruns when they are just 24.
Now, since he has developed and matured, he has turned into a decent power hitter. (especially for a ss) Now that he is 29 years old and a guy that has proven that he can hit 20+ hr's, he should be hitting that number every year. Yea, he hit for little power when he was a rookie, but that isn't what matters right now, because he is a better ballplayer than he was then, and there is no reason that his power should fall.