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Portrait of Delwyn Young

Delwyn Young PHDodgers

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 779 .258 .317 .393 .246 -0.8
Birth Date6-30-1982
Height5' 10"
Weight190 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 LAN 24 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 -.009 -1.4 -0.0 -0.1
2007 LAN 25 19 36 34 4 13 1 1 2 22 2 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 .382 .417 .647 .336 4.5 -0.3 0.4
2008 LAN 26 83 143 126 10 31 9 0 1 43 14 34 0 0 3 7 0 0 .246 .321 .341 .239 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2
2009 PIT 27 124 388 354 40 94 16 2 7 135 29 90 3 1 1 43 2 0 .266 .326 .381 .239 -5.1 -4.3 -1.0
2010 PIT 28 110 207 191 22 45 11 1 7 79 13 52 1 1 1 28 1 0 .236 .286 .414 .257 4.2 -3.7 0.1
Career3447797107618337417279581824258140.258.317.393.2461.2-9.4-0.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2002 GRF Rk 59 271 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .365 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SGA A 119 493 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .373 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 129 540 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JAX AA 95 406 .287 .275 .350 .398 .271 .348 90 8.4 8.5 -0.6 -7.3 -2.6 14.0 0.7 14.0 0.7
2005 LVG AAA 36 170 .269 .271 .338 .422 .263 .393 103 1.7 5.4 -0.2 -0.7 -0.2 7.3 0.6 7.3 0.6
2006 LAN MLB 8 5 -.009 .251 .310 .374 .244 .000 94 -1.5 0.2 0 -0.0 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2006 LVG AAA 140 583 .263 .274 .342 .419 .265 .309 109 1.9 15.9 -5.5 -10.6 -1.7 10.8 0.0 10.8 0.0
2007 LAN MLB 19 36 .336 .274 .340 .438 .263 .407 101 3 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.5 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2007 LVG AAA 121 537 .305 .284 .349 .443 .266 .402 112 27.1 16.1 -5.5 -3.5 -2.4 32.4 2.8 32.4 2.8
2008 LAN MLB 83 143 .239 .260 .328 .410 .258 .330 94 -3.2 4.1 -0.7 -1.1 -1.1 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2008 LVG AAA 13 56 .295 .278 .350 .462 .258 .368 128 2.3 1.7 -0.6 1.0 0.7 3.2 0.4 3.2 0.4
2009 PIT MLB 124 388 .239 .257 .328 .407 .259 .337 98 -8.8 11.2 -1.6 -4.3 -2.1 -5.1 -1.0 -5.1 -1.0
2009 ABQ AAA 3 10 .109 .267 .325 .398 .268 .143 115 -1.6 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 0.2 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2010 PIT MLB 110 207 .257 .249 .315 .387 .258 .286 93 -0.7 5.7 -0.9 -3.7 0.1 4.2 0.1 4.2 0.1
2011 LEH AAA 126 480 .237 .257 .325 .397 .252 .298 91 -13.1 14.9 -6.3 -7.0 -1.7 -4.3 -1.1 -4.3 -1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 GRF Rk 271 42 72 18 1 10 41 27 60 4 2 .300 .380 .508 .208 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SGA A 493 67 143 38 7 15 73 36 87 5 2 .323 .382 .542 .219 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VRO A+ 540 76 132 36 3 22 85 57 134 11 4 .281 .366 .511 .230 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 JAX AA 406 52 110 25 1 16 62 27 86 1 3 .296 .348 .499 .202 .287 14.0 -7.3 0.7
2005 LVG AAA 170 23 52 12 0 4 14 8 35 0 0 .325 .359 .475 .150 .269 7.3 -0.7 0.6
2006 LAN MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.009 -1.4 -0.0 -0.1
2006 LVG AAA 583 76 145 42 1 18 98 42 104 3 4 .273 .329 .457 .184 .263 10.8 -10.6 0.0
2007 LAN MLB 36 4 13 1 1 2 3 2 5 1 0 .382 .417 .647 .265 .336 4.5 -0.3 0.4
2007 LVG AAA 537 107 165 54 5 17 97 38 105 4 3 .337 .388 .571 .235 .305 32.4 -3.5 2.8
2008 LVG AAA 56 14 17 5 1 3 10 7 8 0 0 .347 .429 .673 .327 .295 3.2 1.0 0.4
2008 LAN MLB 143 10 31 9 0 1 7 14 34 0 0 .246 .321 .341 .095 .239 -1.0 -1.1 -0.2
2009 PIT MLB 388 40 94 16 2 7 43 29 90 2 0 .266 .326 .381 .116 .239 -5.1 -4.3 -1.0
2009 ABQ AAA 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .000 .109 -1.5 -0.3 -0.2
2010 PIT MLB 207 22 45 11 1 7 28 13 52 1 0 .236 .286 .414 .178 .257 4.2 -3.7 0.1
2011 LEH AAA 480 51 108 30 0 11 51 30 109 0 1 .244 .298 .387 .143 .237 -4.3 -7.0 -1.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 567 0.5185 0.4956 0.7331 0.6633 0.3150 0.8205 0.5349 0.2669
2009 1547 0.5016 0.4845 0.8051 0.6430 0.3243 0.8778 0.6600 0.1949
2010 796 0.4962 0.5019 0.7744 0.6152 0.3890 0.8642 0.6346 0.2256
Career29100.50340.49140.78270.63940.34020.86290.62870.2173

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-09-14 2009-09-20 DTD 6 5 Low Back Tightness -
2009-03-27 2009-04-13 15-DL 17 7 Right Elbow Impingement -
2009-03-20 2009-03-27 Camp 7 0 Right Elbow Impingement -
2008-10-08 2008-10-08 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Ulnar Nerve Transposition 2008-10-08
2008-07-24 2008-09-01 15-DL 39 36 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 PIT $444,500
2009 PIT $406,000
2008 LAN $391,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,241,500
3 yrTotal$1,241,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 68 dMatt Colleran1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 1/23/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/6/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.4445M (2010). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.406M (2009). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/6/09. Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 4/15/09 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 4/13/09.
  • 1 year/$0.391M (2008). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/04.
  • Drafted by LA Dodgers 2002 (4-121) (Santa Barbara CC).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Young put up some big Triple-A numbers while in the Dodgers' organization, but he never matched those marks in nearly two full seasons with the Pirates, who designated him for assignment last November. The free agent has had moments where he showed flashes of his tantalizing talent, like smacking a home run in Stephen Strasburg's otherwise awe-inspiring major-league debut last June, but his swing is too inconsistent to make him a good pinch-hitter, and his value as a super-utility player is nil because of his subpar defensive abilities at second base, third base, left field, and right field. He's the classic Quad-A hitter, one who will likely spend the rest of his career bouncing between the majors and Triple-A.
2010 Following their dealing Freddy Sanchez to the Giants, the Pirates were clearly thinking outside the box when they handed the second-base job to the defensively challenged Young, who had been serving as a reserve outfielder. They felt Young would give them a potent bat in a lineup weakened by their trading away five regulars since Opening Day. However, Young seemed to get worn out physically and mentally from all the extra pre-game defensive work he put in and completely stopped hitting, and he was still nightmarishly inept at the keystone. The Pirates pulled the plug on the experiment in November by trading for Akinori Iwamura, which should push Young back into the pinch-hitting role he's had success with.
2009 This former second basemanís migration across the defensive spectrum took so long that he's run out of options. With little shot at cracking the teamís crowded outfield or passing through waivers, Young spent most of the year coming off the bench, where he fared better than Mark Sweeney in the pinch (.292/.393/.333 in 58 PA) and even worked as a bullpen catcher to keep himself busy. PECOTA sees him as useful enough to put up a handful of .330 OBP/.450 SLG or better seasons, which may not merit a starting job but could do wonders for some teams as a fourth outfielder/DH option. Heíll need a trade to get that opportunity.
2008 This stocky hacker did nothing but paste the ball during his third go-round in Las Vegas, setting a modern PCL record for doubles and offering hope that he may yet avoid a Quadruple-A fate. Most notably, he pounded lefties to a .365/.405/.609 tune after hitting just .198/.235/.325 against them in 2006 and made a strong showing during his brief taste of action with the Dodgers. Slow, unathletic, and lacking in versatility, Young is a less-than-ideal candidate for the bench; his best-case scenario involves a trade to an AL club for whom he can DH.
2007 Another year older and even less likely to be confused with Devil Rays prospect Delmon Young, Delwyn made his long-awaited transition from second base, where his glove had proven inadequate, to the outfield corners while playing in Las Vegas. Despite superficially attractive Triple Crown numbers, his stat line was inflated by the PCL. Young is what he is: a slow, unathletic hacker whose difficulty with lefties (.198/.235/.325 in 126 AB) dispels the notion that he`s a switch hitter. Unless he shows more at Triple-A, he`s most likely a lefty bat off of the bench.
2005 Flailing, slugging middle infielder who's about to embark on a magical journey down the defensive spectrum. Young's got power to burn, can hit for average, and has occasionally worked the strike zone pretty well. What he can't do is field. Think Julio Franco at second base; not back when he was 25 and could play there without the team instantly forfeiting, but rather eight or nine years from today. Perhaps after hip-replacement surgery.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Staying Alive in the Independent Leagues, 2014 EditionZachary Levine2014-05-01
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes On Prospects, Part ThreeNate Silver2006-02-22
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-29
This article requires BP Premium accessCan Of Corn: High-A All-StarsDayn Perry2004-06-23


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