winterball22 wrote:I think prospects could be discussed all day, and people are going to have different opinions. IE the last poster said Young will definitely be #1 if not called up(it's not definite, it's only an opinion). BA has already dropped him to #2. Baseball is such a mental game, I would rather have Wood or Gordon, then take a chance on Young who could end being another J.Hamilton. Where as other owners would rather have Young. Soo, one guy might have Longoria #1, someone else Gordon etc..it all depends on how you evaluate rookies.
First off, you can't even begin to compare Delmon Young to Josh Hamilton.
Secondly, John Mauel moved Delmon Young down below #1 Stephen Drew, who will lose his rookie status this season. And a lot of that had to do with Young not playing in a lot of the first half.
Lastly, for some reason certain members of the media choose to sacrifice honest journalism for the sake of some momentary fame. Throwing your bat at an umpire is horrible, but I don't think Delmon Young has gone far enough down the headcase path to seriously impact his prospect status.