2010 MLB Sleeper Player Profile: Chris Young, CF Diamondbacks

Todd FarinoCorrespondent IFebruary 2, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Chris Young #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks walks back to the dugout against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Fantasy Baseball Search Sleeper Rank: 5/30
Last season was another terrible season for Chris Young, but if you look deep into his numbers you will see he that after August he batted .278 with 8 home runs. Watching Young, it looked like he figured out his problems and was producing more to our expectations. In 2010 he will be the starting centerfielder for the Diamondbacks and at 26 with 1700 career at bats he is in his prime.
Look for Chris Young to explode this year, backed up by a young, powerful, and energetic Diamondbacks lineup. In his best season, Young hit 32 home runs, stole 27 bases, and batted .237. You can’t expect that much better of an average, but a serious improvement in home runs and stolen bases will occur. Since breaking the 1500 at bat barrier, Young’s numbers have improved and they will continue as he enters the prime of his career. Currently, Young is going 327th in drafts. For you non-math majors, that is roughly the 28th round.
Chris Young is a steal after the 20th round. Draft him as a fourth outfielder, and by the end of the season he will be a starter. 2010 Projections: .252 BA, 25 Hrs, 83 RBI, 79 Runs, 23 SB
I feel this player will achieve my projections through our formula based on 11 herbs and spices (its locked at Fort Knox). Of course we are assuming he stays relatively healthy for the entire season.

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