Friday, July 28, 2006

Delmon Young is on fire!

Delmon Young was the consensus #1 prospect in baseball entering this year.. then he started out in a powerless funk and then took his anger out on an umpire, costing him 50 valuable games. Well he's been back from his suspension for awhile, and starting last week, the real Delmon Young is back. He went 2-4 tonight with a double, homer, and a walk. He's now hitting .556/1.222 with 9 XBH in the last 7 games and that includes an 0-5 game! Yeah yeah, small sample size, but thats still amazing. This nice hot streak has brought his season line up to .377 OBP/.538 SLG, which is pretty darn good. He still needs to improve his plate discipline as 8 walks in 220 plate apperances won't get it done. Just ask Jeff Francoeur. However, he showed good enough walk rates at A and AA ball, and with the power he has and will develop, he should be able to draw enough walks at the major league level.

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