Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss new acquisition Michael Young.
Michael Young has been a solid major leaguer in his 13 years in the bigs. He is a career .301 hitter, a former batting champion, and 7 time All Star. Young took a bit of a step back in 2012 when he hit just .277 with only 8 homeruns. He also had the fewest walks (33) in a full season and lowest OPS (.682) of his career.
Former All Star that can hit for average with some power
Has lost a step in the field and played 72 games as a DH in 2012.
Has lost some bat speed as he has aged.
Experienced former All Star that can hit for average and power.
Great leader and teammate.
Can play all four infield positions.
Has lost a step in the field.
How many games will he be able to play at third base?
Saw diminished offensive production in 2012.