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Delmon Young
Albert Chen
April 03, 2006
Is young, the Devil Rays' 20-year-old outfield sensation ready for the Show? "I thought I was ready when I was 18," says Delmon, the game's best five-tool prospect.
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April 03, 2006

Delmon Young

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Is young, the Devil Rays' 20-year-old outfield sensation ready for the Show? "I thought I was ready when I was 18," says Delmon, the game's best five-tool prospect.

The No. 1 pick in the 2003 draft, Young is a 6'3", 205-pound righty who hit .315 with 26 homers at Double A and Triple A combined last season. He has speed (32 steals) and a strong arm (scouts rate it a 70 on a scale of 20 to 80).

Young, the younger brother of the Tigers' All-Star first baseman Dmitri Young, will begin the season at Triple A Durham, but if he picks up where he left off in 2005, the Devil Rays have indicated he could be their starting rightfielder by the All-Star break. "Teams shouldn't treat players by their age," he says. "Feed them to the dogs, and then if they're not ready, send them down. All I'm asking for is a shot."

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