Saturday, August 29, 2015

Michael Young on worst everyday MLB players list

Sporting News ranked the worst everyday players in Major League Baseball by position and coming in at third base is Phillies infielder Michael Young.

Michael Young on worst everyday MLB players list

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Phillies infielder Michael Young. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Phillies infielder Michael Young. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Sporting News ranked the worst everyday players in Major League Baseball by position and coming in at third base is Phillies infielder Michael Young.

Young, who makes $16 million this year, is hitting .271 on the season with a .334 on-base percentage and a .393 slugging percentage.

From Sporting News:

The question of why the Phillies didn’t trade this free agent-to-be at the non-waiver deadline has to flummox Philadelphia baseball fans, but that’s neither here nor there.

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Technically, Young and Matt Dominiguez are tied with a 0.1 Fangraphs WAR, but using Baseball-Reference as a tie-breaker, Young gets the nod.

Also on the list are former Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez, now with the Mariners, and former starting pitcher Joe Blanton, now with the Angels.

Click here to check out the full list.

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