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Chris Young

Johngordonma called me to task for some excessive negativity...(rightfully so).  I went and looked at Chris Young a little closer.

The respect for CY's power  is finally turning into some walks.

It's not huge, but in his first 439 PA he walked just 27 times, or 6.15%

Since August 14th, he has walked 15 times in 158 PA, or 9.49%

If by next year he can get his walk rate up to 12%, we'll have a monster on our hands.

650 PA, x 12% = 78 walks.

Even 10% over an entire season or 65 walks would make him a total offensive force to be reckoned with.

Oh...since August 14th he's hitting .270/340/.628, not including tonight. He has improved a lot, and as teams start to respect his power, the walks and  OBP should continue to rise.

Thanks John...for the positive thinking. I needed it.

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