In the past couple of weeks I keep thinking that our resident Left Fielder may deserve a spot in the Mid-Summer Classic, but then I smack myself for thinking such a thing. Im sure your sayin "Delmon Young, the same Delmon Young that people kept there babies away from in fear that they would catch "dropisitis" and the one that people cringed every time a ball was hit his way?" Yes I initially thought that too but then I started paying close attention to him and now my thinking has changed.
For LF's he has five less than the leader Josh Hamilton in RBI's. Keep in mind that Hamilton has 53 more at bats.
He is third in the Doubles category with one less than Lewis and three less than Josh.
He's fourth in Homeruns.
For Strikeouts hes SECOND, yes Second behind only Juan Pierre
He's fifth in BA.
Third in SLG%
Last in Walks
Fouth in Fielding Percentage
Second in Assists
And Second in Zone Rating.
There were three Left Fielders ahead of him at the last All Star update (Hamilton, Crawford and Gardner). Young should be ahead of Gardner, and you can try to make a case for Crawford.
All Im saying is maybe we need to consider DY as a candidate for the team. Im not saying he should make the team, but just think about it. However I do think he should be on the Final Vote Ballot because I dont see him making it from Players or Coaches.
Where do you stand on Delmon making the All-Star Game?
He should be in. (16 votes)
Final Vote (30 votes)
Great Year, just not good enough. (31 votes)
Worthy Candidate but too many guys better. (21 votes)
No not at all. (4 votes)
102 total votes