Monday, October 11, 2010

Was 2010 Delmon Young's Breakout Season?

At first glance, most baseball fans would say 2010 was Delmon Young's breakout season. He hit .298 with 21 HR, 112 RBI, 77 Runs, 46 Doubles and 1 Triple. Not too shabby. So for comparison sakes, I took a look at Delmon's stats on the back of his 2010 Topps Heritage card and realized that Delmon has put up some pretty huge numbers the past few years.

2010 Topps Heritage Delmon Young

In 2006, he only managed 30 At Bats, but still managed to score 126 runs, hit 40 doubles and 9 triples (on 16 hits no less). Delmon really took it up a notch in 2007, making the most of his 162 at bats by scoring a MLB record 645 Runs, an amazing 186 doubles and an impressive 38 triples. I can't believe he did not win MVP that year. 2008 was another fine season for Mr. Young. In 152 at bats, he scored 575 runs, hit 167 doubles and 28 triples. 2009 was a bit of a down year as Delmon only managed to cross the plate 395 times, hit 112 doubles and 16 triples in 108 at bats. His career stats not including 2010: 452 at bats, 211 hits (not sure how that happened), 1741 runs scored, 505 doubles and 91 triples. Amazing.

1 comment:

Collective Troll said...

645 runs scored is truly amazing... I can't believe the Rays would trade him after he put up those numbers. Their run production dropped off dramatically...