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Old 03-04-2005, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MRKARNO
It seems like a lot of people "in the know" about the White Sox farm system believe that Young will turn out to be at least a decent major leaguer. He hasn't shown up on many prospect lists, but is it possible that he ends up outshining at least one of the brighter stars of Brian Anderson or Ryan Sweeney? I think we'll find out this year if Young really has the potential to be a solid major league center-fielder. It really doesnt take a big bat to land in center. He knows how to take a walk, but he also strikes out way too much. If he could just lower his strikeouts he would be a lot better, but 145 in 465 at bats is just waaay too many. The 66 walks were nice, but he has to cut down on those K's. 24 homers is pretty darn good at 21 years old, especially considering he had only 465 at bats.

What does everyone else think about Young?
Chris Young still has a lot of filling-out to do. That said, he has a lot of pop and I'm not overly concerned about the strike-outs, rather, more concerned about his average and more consistent contact.

This will be a big year for the young man. Tons of potential. Plus tools everywhere but arm, and he's done a lot of work to go from seriously below average to average in that regard.

Does he have a higher ceiling than Anderson and Sweeney? I could buy that,, although I think Sweeney and Anderson are much greater "sure-things" to realize their potential...
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