I'll repeat what i said in the other thread. People thought i was crazy to trade him for jeter even though i feel i made out well.
You guys don't seem to understand the concept of buy low sell high.
Young's fast start and Jeter's slump have deceiced you guys.
At best Young will go 20-20 with a 305 avg this year. And i repeat at best. Jeter's career averages are 17 hrs, 24 sb, 314 avg, 81 RBI and 122 runs.
Jeter will probably hit 20+ hrs this year. Young may hit more but I would say whoever has the advantage here it is only slight. Sb definetly go to Jeter this year. He average almost 25 per year, and it is unlikely Young who has never had more than 13 surpasses 20 this year. Additionally,Jeter's career SB percentage is 79%, 10% hgiher than Young. Young's career average is 286 and Jeter's is 317. I don't really think there is too much argument here. Maybe Young's avg does spike 10 points this year, but Jeter's probably will too because of yankee lineup. RBI's is hard to predict but Jeter has averaged 11 more per season in his career than Young. Jeter bats 2nd not first which should present more RBI oppurtunity. Additionally, even if Texas keeps this hitting up the Yankees offense is better which makes for more oppurtunites. And Jeter has averaged 122 runs his career. He has a clear advantage here over Young. And this year A-rod, Giambi and Sheff are behind him, I would say he has a good chance to get knocked in when he gets on base.
Basically, for Young to get at a level anywhere near where Jeter has been consistently playing he would need spikes in nearly every category. Maybe he does have a breakthrough or career year, but at best this only puts him near where Jeter performs every year. Plus, if Jeter has a great year which is highly likely because he wants to prove he is the Yankee SS, or because of the bats behind him then there is no way Young will come anywhere near Jeter. 25-25 with a 315 avg, 120 runs and 75 rbis is not out of the question for Jeter. For Young to achieve that he would to almost double his career avg SB and HR total.
You will probably say that I am going too much on past career, but what are the chances based on the past that Young spikes in every category and outperforms Jeter? I don't know about you but I will take the 14 years of Jeter and Youngs combined careers than 1 month of the 2004 campaign.
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