Young at Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs. His 2012 line: .277/.312/.370/.682, 8 HR. Drafted by the Blue Jays in 1997, Young has spent his entire career in the Texas Rangers’ infield, covering all four positions in addition to designated hitter. His defense covers the map from mediocre to bad; and his bat has been deceivingly unimpressive. His career UZR/150 numbers are -6.8 at First Base, -1.6 at Second, -9.2 at Third and -10.1 at Short. He has never posted a positive UZR at 3B, with over 3,100 innings at the hot corner. On the other side of the ledger, Young has a career .301/.347/.444/.791 line, which isn't especially bad for the infield left of 1B. He has amassed 22.1 rWAR and 29.0 fWAR, so depending on your metric of choice, he's helped his team more than some other guys have. In 2012, though, he was downright terrible, posting a negative WAR whichever way you looked at it. And his salary is going to be $16 million, so this trade sucks, right?
2013 Phillies Player Preview: Michael Young
The Good Phight | Feb 20