Phillies DFA Delmon Young just in time
Delmon Young was designated for assignment by the Phillies, mere seconds before he was due his next $150,000 bonus for reaching 300 plate appearances.
Young, whose deal with the Phillies included incentives focused on his weight loss, was hitting a Delmon Young-caliber .261 with an OPS just dodging .700. Just a few nights ago, he achieved baseball's lowest 'honor,' the golden sombrero, with a four strikeout night in Atlanta.
In almost three times the plate appearances (291), Young had only one walk more (14) than Darin Ruf (13 BB in 105 PA).
Though his fielding was frequently called into question (Those questions often being "What?" and "......?") Young's defensive strength was inarguably his arm, which led to four assists from right field.
Here he is showcasing those pinpoint Delmon Young baseball instincts we've come to know and love.