So it has come to this: If Juan Uribe doesn’t re-sign with the Dodgers in 2014, the Dodgers have considered Kevin Youkilis and Michael Young. Let’s recap Kevin Youkilis.
Here’s his batting average on the decline:
Here’s his on-base percentage on the decline:
Here’s his slugging on the decline:
Oh and here’s his walk rate and wOBA on the decline as well:
Oh wait! Something’s on the rise: His strikeout rate! But that’s not good:
And now Michael Young:
Unfortunately, Youtube doesn’t have anymore Michael GIDPs. But he did ground out into 19 more double plays over the course of the season. 20% of his GIDP opportunities were actual double plays. Combine that with an impotent .279/.335/.395 plus a -14 UZR at third, and you get Mr. Professional.
This is the third base, free agent market. Shitty.