FanPost

Delmon Young Power Surge

Delmon Young hit a home run on June 15th, giving him 8 on the year. His previous high for a season was 13 back in 2007 with Tampa Bay. When he arrived in Minnesota after the trade with Tampa, he was expected to improve upon that 13 home run total. He however hit 10 and 12 home runs. This year he is on pace for a 23 home run year. (For a 162 game season) Also what people tend to forget is that he is young. He has 1931 ABs and he turns 25 at the end of the season. Many players find a power surge around 26-31 years old when they develop their swing, and get into their prime. At this time, they are at about maximum strength. Delmon hasn't been like fellow no. 1 pick, A-Rod was at the beginning of his career, but it is too early to say that Delmon won't be a 30 hr type guy. His OPS is higher than it ever has been, and that is a good sign for two reasons: One, he hasn't been walking enough, and Two, he hasn't been much more than just a contact hitter. This raised OPS ensures he is doing one of these things. I think he has the potential to turn into a Robinson Cano -type hitter. He can hit over or close to .300 and eventually hit 25-30 homeruns per season. If he were like that, there couldn't be many complaints. (Besides his defense)

 

Well here is a poll:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Twinkie Town

You must be a member of Twinkie Town to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Twinkie Town. You should read them.

Join Twinkie Town

You must be a member of Twinkie Town to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Twinkie Town. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker