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Young's only value is his multi-postion eligibility. He's really just a guy who hits for average, with not much power. It depends on what you are looking for, but overall he's probably not worth acquiring.
I like Young.
That being said...he is past his prime.
Unless he is providing bench depth for your team then you can do better.
The only reason(s) to own Young:
1) bench depth
2) flipping him to a Yankees or Red Sox fanboy for an upgrade at a much needed position
I have Young in both my leagues and he has been solid the last month. He#$%$ with power, average, and scores runs. He is a proven commodity and I believe getting back to the AL will help him tremendously. In the NL the pitcher is always last in the order and Young is either 1 or 2 in the order and thus his opportunities for RBIs is much less. When the opportunity for RBIs increase then average usually increases too, pitchers are pitching from the stretch, signals can be stolen by guys on base and relayed to the hitter, pitcher has more distractions. Shoot managers manage all together differently when there is a DH instead of a pitcher to pitch too. I've been happy with him while he's in the NL, I also heard its the Rangers that want him, that is a good fit for Young.
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