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Old 03-04-2005, 10:36 AM
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Default Baseball Analysts' Bryan Smith declares Young a breakout candidate

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Chris Young of the Chicago White Sox is the last of the players that are found both on my prospect and breakout lists. Compared by Phil Rogers of Baseball America to Mike Cameron, Young is the definition of a Three True Outcomes player. Strikeouts, walks, home 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. He was a little old last year for the South Atlantic League, and this must be the season Young breaks out of his shell.
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?
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