Rising O's wrote:I would see him as DH and LFer vs LHP. The offense has too many guys with awful splits. I would love to find someone other than Young who provides better balance. I have little faith in Reimold being ready and able.
Wilson Betemit and Nate McLouth will be the DH and LF against RHP. They both have awful splits against LHP. So, rightfully so, we need a platoon partner for both of them. To this day, we have Steve Pearce, Nolan Reimold, Danny Valencia, and Conor Jackson as our potential right-handed complements to starting players. With the exception of Reimold, all of these players hit LHP much better than they hit RHP. CAREER VS. LHP-
Steve Pearce: .266/.343/.464/.807
Connor Jackson: .283/.381/.436/.818
Danny Valencia: .316/.359/.472/.831
Delmon Young: .307/.341/.483/.824
I would also keep in mind:
1.) Yamaico Navarro and LJ Hoes
also hit from the right-side.
2.) I'm sure all of these players are better defenders than Delmon Young; it is hard not to be.
3.) Delmon Young would most likely come at $2-3mil.
4.) Delmon Young is a bad clubhouse presence.
I just don't see how bringing in Delmon Young would help at all.