Originally written February 15, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
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After two stellar fantasy seasons for the Arizona Diamonds, where Chris Young posted multiple 20-20 seasons, Young experienced a disappointing 2012. While a majority of his peripheral numbers stayed the same, he struggled through injury all season, only able to accrue 363 plate appearances. At the age of 30, it is possible that Young’s skill set is eroding slightly, but even in those limited at-bats, he was able to hit 14 home runs and swipe 8 bags. After being unceremoniously traded to the Athletics, Young has set himself up as a 4th outfielder behind Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Reddit and Coco Crisp. Last season, Crisp was only able to play in 120 games, a slightly better tally of 136 in 2011, before dropping back to an abysmal 75 in 2010. Cespedes, by all accounts, seems to be made of some inhuman supermaterial, but even he had a DL stint in 2012. Reddick was a Boston Red Sox afterthought who had the good sense to get the hell out of there. Before last season, Reddick had never hit mor...
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