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03-02-2013, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Leafsdude7 View Post
My whole point was that I think last year was an anomaly for most of that lineup. Utley, Rollins and Howard have all been much better than they were last year, and I expect at least two of the three to bounce back this year with solid numbers, with Howard potentially being an MVP contender. I agree that Delmon is a poor OBP player, but he still delivers 20-30 HR a year which is still useful if the top 4 are all producing well.

And I think Revere is a solid #2 hitter.

Being allergic to walks and striking out a lot takes away from his lone offensive contribution (power). He's also a dreadful defender. Delmon had negative WAR last season for a reason. In fact he's had negative WAR in 3 out of his 6 full seasons. Delmon Young is a horrible baseball player.

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