View Full Version : Chris Young

01-03-2006, 11:37 PM
Yes I know he's not our minor leaguer anymore but I wasnt sure if I should put this in talking baseball just yet.

Anyway, I got this tidbit from thebaseballanalyst.com a site I have mentioned before, and it talks about the writers predictions and outcome of which for minor leaguers for this last season.

What I said then: "Compared by Phil Rogers of Baseball America to Mike Cameron, Young is the definition of a Three True Outcomes player. Strikeouts, walks, home (http://jelmin.com/index2.php?v4&v0=50&go=home&url1=http%3A%2F%2Fbaseballanalysts.com%2F&pin=88449) runs. All are very prevalent in Young's game, and when you mix that with great defense, I believe you get a future Major Leaguer."
AA= .277/.377/.545, 70/129, 32/38 in 466
AFL .253/.326/.410, 8/25 , 3/3 in 83
What I say now: Again, I'm tooting my own horn here. Last year, I saw a lot more in Young than I did Ryan Sweeney, and accordingly ranked him higher on my top 75 prospects. This move paid off, as Sweeney's power problems continued in 2005, while Young took off. He continues to be a three-tool player, sorely lacking in the contact (http://naaklov.com/index2.php?v4&v0=50&go=contact&url1=http%3A%2F%2Fbaseballanalysts.com%2F&pin=88449) and throwing arm categories. However, his faults are aided by fantastic power, blazing speed and superb range.
It's likely that Young's inclusion in the recent Javier Vazquez trade indicates that the White Sox think his stock is too high. While I love Young as a player, I tend to agree. He still can be a better player than Cameron, I think, but his contact (http://naaklov.com/index2.php?v4&v0=50&go=contact&url1=http%3A%2F%2Fbaseballanalysts.com%2F&pin=88449) abilities should prevent him from ever becoming a superstar. This guy could make a great fifth or sixth hitter on a good team, but expecting a clean-up hitting Gold Glove perennial All-Star is a bit much. And it seems that's about where his stock is at these days.
Grade: A-. His stock soared in 2005, and he should be a top 30 player next week.

And mods, it's not the whole article(not even 10%) so I think we'll be alright.

01-04-2006, 12:35 AM
That was a great team in a great league. Young put up good numbers in a tough league, but I think that he needs to do it at the next level first and then maybe he is for real.

I trust the scouting dept and their ability to assess talent. By the way, I think Ryan Sweeney is a natural hitter and can be brought along slowly. He'll be in the bigs in 2008. I liked him better than Young even before the trade.