Michael Young Considered an Option if Uribe Does Not Sign with Dodgers in 2014

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:

http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=comparison&num=3&h=450&w=450&position=1B/3B&page=0&players=1935
Source: FanGraphsKevin Youkilis

Here’s his on-base percentage on the decline:

http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=comparison&num=3&h=450&w=450&position=1B/3B&page=1&players=1935
Source: FanGraphsKevin Youkilis

Here’s his slugging on the decline:

http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=comparison&num=3&h=450&w=450&position=1B/3B&page=1&players=1935
Source: FanGraphsKevin Youkilis

Oh and here’s his walk rate and wOBA on the decline as well:

http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=comparison&num=3&h=450&w=450&position=1B/3B&page=3&players=1935
Source: FanGraphsKevin Youkilis

 

http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=comparison&num=3&h=450&w=450&position=1B/3B&page=8&players=1935
Source: FanGraphsKevin Youkilis

Oh wait! Something’s on the rise: His strikeout rate! But that’s not good:

http://www.fangraphs.com/graphframe.aspx?config=0&static=0&type=comparison&num=3&h=450&w=450&position=1B/3B&page=4&players=1935
Source: FanGraphsKevin Youkilis

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.

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